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Dragon Boat Festival 2008: On the Water

Saturday, June 21st, 2008 — 8:40pm PDT
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The highlight of our day at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival was hopping into the media boat with Slye and Dave for some fun times on the water.

We got up close to the action, took a couple spins around False Creek and even learned about some of the boats that were docked near Edgewater (one of which being an old wooden minesweeper).

Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Finish Line

Hearing stories from the crew members about the first Dragon Boat Festival 20 years ago made me realize that even though this has only existed during my lifetime, it’s still a wonderful tradition for this city.


  1. Rebecca it was great to have you and John join us today. Love it that you met our colourful media boat drivers. We think it was our biggest day ever – weather was perfect for festival-ing.

    Thanks for the blog posts. As you say, there’s still one more day of fun ahead…

  2. Luc says:

    What place did you finish?
    Being a media boat, I bet it was all rigged ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jack says:

    Sometimes it is just great to stop and tell the blog owner that we like their blog.

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