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As Calgary’s premier sport festivals, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1850 competitors, +4000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration.

Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Festival is recognized by Dragon Boat Canada as a qualifying event for the purposes of the 2015 National Club Crew Qualifiers.

Message from Honourable Dave Hancock, QC
Premier of Alberta
Minister, Innovation and Advanced Education

On behalf of the Government of Alberta, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2014 Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival. Although the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the largest Chinese festivals, this ancient sport was once almost unknown outside the Chinese community...


Race Grid Schedule (Final Results)

Updated: August 25th, 2014

Detailed 2014 Race Grids for;

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See Registered Teams...

See Festival Overall Schedule...

Festival Schedule

Festival operating hours, open to public starting 7:00am and closing 6:00pm. FREE Admission, with kids zone, multi-cultural entertainment, live band, food trucks, beer gardens and dragon boat racing too. On Saturday, a Breast Cancer Race & Ceremony and on Sunday, Dragon Boat Charity Race to raise funds for a local charity. See detail schedule...

Festival Parking Information

We highly advise that you take advantage of FREE Festival parking located at Mount Royal University as parking at North Glenmore Park is very limited and restricted in most areas. Calgary Transit is providing transportation (approximately every 15 mins) to/from the Festival for a nominal rider fee of $3.00 per person. Read more...

Bicycle Parking Onsite (NEW!)

Thanks to our friends from Alberta Bike Swap, "keeping you riding, keeping this event green!", they have loaned the festival bike racks for those who are planning ride bikes to attend, you now have a place to park!!!

Festival Location & Site Map

How to get to the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival and what is on site?

Registered Dragon Boat Teams for 2014

A total of 59 teams are registered, where 11 teams are from out of town (welcome) and 4 teams are qualifying for the nationals. Come out and cheer the teams as they race in the Glenmore Reservoir.
See teams..

2014 Dragon Boat Charity Race Recipients

For more than 35 years, the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association 卡城華人社區服務中心 (CCCSA) has envisioned Calgarians of ethnic origin will have full and equitable access and participation in Canada.  We have been realizing this vision by bringing people closer together, acting as a bridge between the ethnic and mainstream communities.


Calling for Volunteers!!!

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