The Canadian Cancer Society, together with the Manitoba Paddling Association, presents the 2017 Canadian Cancer Society River City Dragon Boat Festival on June 2 & 3, 2017 at the Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Club at 80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg. Please note that this is a venue change, as the event was originally to be located at the Manitoba Water Ski Park. It is a fantastic opportunity for fun, entertainment, racing, and most importantly, to support the cancer fight by gathering pledges!
Our classic “Big Boat” Dragon Boat festival is open to everyone, from corporate to community teams, or ones made up of family and friends. Action starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and again at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, finishing around 6:00 p.m..
Dragon boating is renowned for teaching and emphasizing the value of teamwork, and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle which is important in the prevention of cancer. For this reason, it is no coincidence that dragon boating is often synonymous with the cancer fight. By gathering pledges, paddlers become valued members of the cancer fighting team. In Manitoba, the Canadian Cancer Society has been involved in dragon boating for 16 years now, with our Manitoba paddlers raising nearly 4 million dollars for the fight against cancer!
The top eight fundraising teams will be recognized in a special feature race!
Early Dragon registration for a team of 20 -25 paddlers is $950