Canada 150 Dragon Boat Festival
Canada 150 Original Wooden Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, July 15th - Sunday, July 16th
The Canada 150 Original Wooden Dragon Boat Festival is a new event to be held July 15 to 16, 2017 on Shuswap Lake at Canoe Beach. This Canada 150 project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. It is presented in partnership with Shuswap Rowing & Paddling Club and Aspiral Youth Partners Association. The festival offers opportunities for multi-cultural participation and celebrate the historic significance of dragon boating in Canada and the restoration of nine original Hong Kong wooden dragon boats. First Nations, Hong Kong and Taiwanese wooden boats will be celebrated during a family oriented festival offering ethnically themed foods, cultural entertainment, fine art and children’s programming together with exciting wooden boat races on the shores of Shuswap Lake in Canoe BC.
Twelve dragon boat teams from around the province, working artisans, community organizations and volunteers will participate in the festival.
For more information about the Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling visit their website www.shuswaprowingandpaddling.com