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Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival 2009

Friday, June 19th, 2009 — 10:30am PDT
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Last year John and I were able to fully cover the Dragon Boat Festival, from land and the water. We’ll be out of town this weekend however it’s a fantastic free event for all happening June 20-21st in False Creek that is definitely worth checking out this year.

The races are fun to watch, participants are up-beat, there are entertainers, food vendors, a marketplace and there are tons of activities on the shore for the whole family. As a side note, if you’re interested in following someone who lives the Dragon Boat lifestyle, check out @PaddlingGeek on Twitter, or check out her blog.

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  1. Keira-Anne says:

    Jordy loves the dragon boats. We sit on the False Creek seawall and watch the teams practice. It mesmerizes him!

  2. Kimm says:

    Have a good weekend on the island.

    Thanks for the mention….. From that video, I know the boat closest to the coach boat, they are from LA and I get a chance to race with them in the womens catergory (since they were short)

  3. Hi Rebecca – thank you for mentioning the dragon boat fest. (full disclosure – I’m the PR person!) We had a blast.

    BTW, we’re keeping company with @PaddlingGeek on Twitter @dragonboatbc.

    Hope we’ll catch you next year!

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