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( Watching )Dragon boat racing, Bring snacks, drinks and enjoy the show!

WATCHING DRAGON BOAT RACING ON THE ISLANDS!



 

This event is great entertainment that comes one weekend in the year, it takes place on center islands and is free to watch for all attendees, if we are lucky enough we could all get a seat on the band stand for a great view but alternatively there are so many great view points to watch this event, so its great fro us as a group to paddle across together and get to sit down and enjoy some race action, and it may inspire us for the paddle back across the lake.Here below are some facts about the great day out and its history.

 

From the humble beginning of only 27 teams participating in the first festival back in 1989, the Festival has evolved to a much bigger operation over the past two decades.

Organized by the Toronto Chinese Business Association and Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival, the Festival in 2013 will once again expect 180 to 200 teams with over 5,000 athletes.

In 2013, as the Festival celebrates its 25th year, it promises to continue to be one of the most exciting summer events in Toronto. Once again this year, the Festival will welcome teams from all provinces across Canada, from the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe and Asia.

The races start as early as 9 am and run the whole day so we would catch some of the races perfectly at the time we arrive around 12.45.We may take a shorter trip to get to the islands then after parking we should have just over an hour to catch quite a few races and find a nice spot to sit together and have some food and enjoy the show. This will give us all an option to stay for more races or if we have seen enough we could take a longer route back on our canoe and take in more of the islands, the tours is yours so we can decide on the day.

Again guys any questions then please contact me, i will get back to you as soon as i can,and for those guys that are new please bring your cameras the views from the water of the city are amazing.

We do have an event that night also at night time for those who have the energy and want to spend the day on the water then could do both.

Hope you can make it guys

 

Chris

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  • Sarah N

    To all the adventurous spirits of "Watch the Dragon boat racing"
    event, you ladies know who you are :) I uploaded the pics
    Chris, thanks for going ahead with the event! You're a great host & guide. The paddle back was awesome!!!

    June 22, 2013

  • Sarah N

    A great event. Enjoyed the Dragon boat races, the power of the paddlers. The Team Spirit!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Chris, would it be fine if i arrive just ahead of 1:00 pm? Thanks for the parking pass, i guess the parking spot is at the spot.

    June 22, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Jonathan we are going to have to leave we have waited an hour now, please call.

      June 22, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Ok guys the weather is patchy and last thing i want to do is waste your guys time, i would still like to take the tour as there are gaps in the eather that we could go, it may run a little late if its is raining when we are due to leave but we could grab a coffee and these clouds are moving fast and should pass

    June 22, 2013

    • Jonathan W.

      Chris, i am kind of awaiting newa if to come and when. The weatherman forecasts some sunny patches from 13:00 onwards. Would event be postponed ro a later hour ao i can leave ahead of time

      June 22, 2013

  • Chris P.

    So guys please let me know if your not heading down, we need at least 5 of us to make the tour and would hate for 2 people to show and have them waste their time. So everybody please contact me or email hear to let me know
    also its a Saturday so if you have time we could wait and hold on for a brief time untill we are clear to go, if im honest its quite nice with the warm weather.

    June 22, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Hey Jonathan, we will have to wait for a gap in the weather it seems to be passing, last thing i want to do is waste anyones time, please give me a call when you get here and i will give you a parking pass.

      June 22, 2013

    • Chris P.

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      June 22, 2013

  • Dee

    Is there a number to call someone when I get there?

    June 21, 2013

    • Dee

      Hi Chris...can you resend the instructions to '[masked]' please?

      June 22, 2013

    • Chris P.

      [masked]

      June 22, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Hi Chris, would the event take place today considering the weather forecast?

    June 22, 2013

  • Sarah N

    Is there a contact #? (in case I need help finding you) :)

    June 21, 2013

    • Chris P.

      [masked], please send a text message as i maybe on the water.

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Also i was on the islands today and it looks great with different stalls and music playing. It will be a fun day.

    June 21, 2013

  • Sarah N

    My first time. Love to be on the water!

    June 21, 2013

  • Marion

    Can I come with a friend?

    June 20, 2013

    • Chris P.

      Hey Marion, sure you can just if you can add them as your guest then we know how many number we have for the day.

      1 · June 20, 2013

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