Partners

Not-for-Profits

Concord

Concord Pacific is proud to be a presenting partner and continued supporter of the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat festival. Dragon boating on False Creek embodies the inclusive lifestyle that makes Vancouver such a rich community; a community all Vancouverites should be proud of!

 


Daily hive

Daily Hive Vancouver is your inside source for Vancouver happenings. We are the largest digital-only publication in Western Canada. Daily hive has the most engaged audience in Vancouver with over 2 million monthly unique visitors and large social media following, connecting Vancouverites with their city.

In July 2008, Vancity Buzz was created in a South Vancouver basement by childhood friends Karm Sumal and Manny Bahia. They began with writing about topics of interest including developments, sports and politics. Their early mission was to highlight the positives of Vancouver, a world-class city in their minds. Growth was slow the first year but Sumal and Bahia stayed persistent with consistent and diversified content.

Covering everything from the little guy to major events that shape Vancouver has led Vancity Buzz to where it is today. Its dedication to social media has spurred a loyal Vancouver following and relayed content to the masses.


TIM HORTONS®, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of September 30, 2016, TIM HORTONS® had more than 4,400 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.


Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club are proud to be the Official Fitness Partner of Dragon Boat BC & the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival.

At Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, we are dedicated to developing the most effective training programs just for you. Whatever your goals are. Our community of members and staff share an energy that inspires the potential in us all. We’ve been helping people live a healthier life over the last 50 years. We’re all on a mission to achieve results and we’re not afraid to work for it.

Our supportive team of highly skilled professionals will provide you with the latest knowledge on our wide-selection of innovative fitness classes, focused workout programs, the benefits of nutrition, as well as progressive personal training techniques and the most advanced equipment to maximize your experience.


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Car sharing at its simplest. Evo is the evolution of car sharing, easily getting you from here to there, with room for your friends. Just pick up a car near you, go anywhere and for as long as you want, then park it in the Home Zone and you’re done. It doesn’t get much easier or simpler than that.

 


Shaw is a leading communications and media company, delivering the entertainment you’ve always wanted. With flexible TV, Internet and Home Phone plans, plus access to over 60,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Canada included with all Internet plans, you won’t miss a thing.


London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers’ satisfaction. Across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, London Drugs’ 79 stores employ more than 7,000 dedicated to providing our customers with a superior shopping experience. London Drugs serves their customers through innovation, and a continued involvement in the communities they service.


 

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MINI Yaletown is an authorized MINI dealership located in the heart of Vancouver. We proudly offer the best selection of New and Pre-Owned MINIs in Canada, and we are recognized to be the number one volume dealership of Pre-Owned vehicles nationally.
We offer complimentary Valet parking, a coffee bar and a lounge area for your convenience, with the most unique state-of-the-art facility. Our award-winning sales associates are eager to share product knowledge and help you find the perfect MINI. Our sales associates speak fluent English, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Farsi to assist in making your experience with MINI Yaletown the best possible one.


 

HKETO

As the official representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Canada, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office serves as a link to facilitate the economic and trade relations between Hong Kong and Canada.

 



Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR served 22.3 million passengers in 2016. Fifty-five airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide. In 2016, YVR received CAPA Centre for Aviation’s prestigious Airport of the Year Award and was voted Best Airport in North America for the eighth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2017. Vancouver Airport Authority is a dedicated community partner and in 2016 donated more than $1,000,000 to local organizations. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.


 

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City’s neighbourhoods.


 

BigSteelBox is a better way to move and store your stuff. Whether you’re doing renovations and need a little extra space, or you’re moving to a new city, we make it simple. We deliver a box. You pack it up. Store it at your place or ours. Visit BigSteelBox.com to learn more, or give us a call. We’re happy to help!


 

At CIBC, we are in business to help our clients, employees and shareholders achieve what is important to them. Our ability to create value for all CIBC stakeholders is driven by a business culture based on common values: Trust, Teamwork and Accountability.


In 1984 something happened that forever changed the local beer industry: Granville Island Brewing opened the doors to Canada’s first microbrewery. And in doing so, we opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience.

Driven by a firm belief that the West was ready for a premium, natural, unpasteurized beer Granville Island Brewing introduced locals to our now famous Island Lager.

And it wasn’t long before we were adding more new and unique, West Coast inspired craft beers to our lineup. In celebration of our heritage, we name each new GIB beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the West Coast lifestyle.

Over the years, we’ve become more than just the local brewery. We focus much of our sustainability efforts towards ongoing community investment, including sponsorship and charitable support, involvement with local sports teams, community organizations and more. We’re just as proud of that as we are about what we put in our bottles.

It’s Good to Be Here!


ensign

We are Ensign Pacific Lease Ltd. the fastest growing all makes leasing company in Western Canada. We started in the leasing industry in 1972 with a portfolio of 400 vehicles and over the years we have grown our business to over 3,000. We lease all makes and models new and used, we will lease to Fleets Accounts, Commercial Accounts, Large Businesses, Small Business and Individuals. We lease to everyone!


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Urban Impact salutes the Canadian International Dragon Boat Society for their commitment to promoting sustainability, minimizing waste, reducing the Festival’s environmental impact and championing positive behavior such as recycling. Come celebrate with us, and take the opportunity to share the excitement as we jump into summer and the Festival festivities!


Barefootwine

Barefoot Wine is happy to support the Concord Dragon Boat Festival. Please come to our booth by the World Beat Stage to sample Barefoot Moscato! Paddles up!


 

Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation is a British Columbia media company owned and operated by local Vancouver resident and businessman, James Ho. Mainstream began its broadcasting service in 1973 as Overseas Chinese Voice (OCV). In 1993, OCV programming was incorporated into the multicultural AM radio station of CHMB AM1320, serving the needs of Vancouver’s multicultural community. In addition to meeting the demand of the Chinese-speaking community, CHMB is also providing service to the growing diverse Vancouver community in 12 other languages including Portuguese, Brazilian, Filipino, Greek, Japanese, Tamil, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish. Every effort is made at the station to ensure its programming reflects the diverse cultures and core values of Vancouver’s ethnic communities, fairly and accurately.


Canada Leaf Ginseng Teabags and Candy are made from 100% Canadian Ginseng and proudly made in Canada. Canadian Ginseng, a native plant discovered in Montreal 1716,is famous for its unique invigorating sweetness and clean taste. Canada Leaf Ginseng Teabags are made with Canadian ginseng without added sugar or filler and could be steeped multiple times. Canadian ginseng is highly regarded in Asia for its unique pleasant taste and health benefit. Canada Leaf Ginseng teabags and candy are available across Canada in Chinese herbal and health food stores for over 30 years.


 

At Pure Leaf, we have one philosophy that applies to everything we do: The best things in life are real.

But real isn’t always easy.

That’s where our passion comes in. A passion for serving some of the best tea out there, whether that’s iced tea brewed and bottled without powders or concentrates or giving you the delicious and delicate leaves to brew at home.


Champion System is a worldwide leader in premium, handcrafted custom technical apparel across a wide range of sports including dragon boat racing, cycling, triathlon, running, and more. We have one of the largest selections of custom dragon boat specific clothing, and are proud to support the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival.

At Champion System, our passion for innovation, quality and excellence delivers a seamless and collaborative experience which makes the creation of your custom dragon boat apparel fun, efficient, and easy. Find out more at Champ-Sys.ca.


Hello Dragon Boat BC Members! Tangerine is proud to be an official sponsor of Dragon Boat BC in 2017 and to celebrate our involvement we have an exclusive offer to share with all Dragon Boat BC Members.

New Client Account opening Bonus offer: Open an Account by June 23rd, 2017 using the Orange Key® below and receive a $50 Bonus!* Get started with your Account at tangerine.ca or come into the Tangerine Café and we’ll show you how.

Orange Key = Regatta50

*Accounts are deemed successfully opened when you have satisfied the Account Terms and Conditions and the Account is without restrictions. This offer cannot be combined with any other New Client Account opening Bonus offers. *other conditions may apply* www.tangerine.ca/doublebonus



Glacier’s community media publications serve more than 2 million readers in more than 60 different communities across Western Canada in print and online.

Our publications are long-established, trusted, award-winning brands that are not only the primary sources of news for the communities we serve, but also community institutions which support thousands of non-profit organizations and community projects with millions of dollars in in-kind sponsorship. Our unmatched hyper-local content and distribution channels enable us to connect local and national advertisers with customers weekly and daily not only in our title publications in print and online, but also through a wide array of customizable features, specialty publications and programs, events and online initiatives.


DEGREE®, DOVE AND DOVE MEN+CARE Protect your summer styles booth!
Swing by booth 42 at the south corner of the Science World Building to test out NEW Degree® UltraClear Black + White with MotionSense® technology and NEW Dove Invisible dry spray — our best protection ever against white marks and yellow stains. Once you’ve given it a try, play our Protect Your Look and Win game to scoop up a free product or gift card!


 

Wards Cider is made from 100 percent tree-ripened, handpicked cider specific apples from our orchards in the sunny Okanagan Valley. It is the perfect all natural and gluten-free alternative to beer, and remains true to the old family recipe of back-to-basics and wholesome.



The View Vineyards are located in the central Okanagan Valley and feature cool climate, aromatic whites and juicy, spicy reds.

Abreast In A Boat

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Abreast In A Boat is a group of people who have been treated for breast cancer from the Metro Vancouver area. We paddle to make a difference ~ to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage all people to live full and active lives. We are a registered charitable society and our goal is to send a message of hope to people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, and to all those who support them.

In the dragon boat we paddle together, support each other, learn from one another, laugh together, enjoy competition, overcome our fears, encourage each other, make new friends, take pride in our accomplishments, and break the silence of cancer.

What began as a medical study in 1996 has grown to inspire the formation of about 150 survivor teams worldwide. We have six home crews in the Metro Vancouver area based in Vancouver, Delta, Richmond, Port Moody, and Fort Langley.


BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program

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The BC Government provides British Columbians with free information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation.
Free treatment and support services are also available for anyone struggling with their own or a loved one’s gambling.

If you or someone you love needs support or treatment for problem gambling, please contact the BC Problem Gambling Help Line: 1.888.795.6111 (24 hrs). Telephone services are multilingual.


Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national health charity committed to kidney health and to improved lives for all people living with kidney disease. Our vision for the future is an enduring legacy of those dedicated volunteers who, 50 years ago, started out with a compelling cause and the resolve to make a differenceCanadian Cancer Society


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We are Canada’s cancer voice. We fund the most promising cancer research, provide trusted information, help bring about healthy public policies and offer support services. We are changing lives for the better so that all Canadians live more fully.

With our recent merger with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, our organization is now the country’s largest charitable funder of breast cancer research.


Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

The Vancouver Park Board is the only elected body of its kind in Canada. Formed in 1888 as a committee to manage the new Stanley Park, its history is as old as the city’s itself.

It has exclusive possession, jurisdiction, and control over more than 230 public parks in Vancouver and a large public recreation system of community centres, pools, rinks, fitness centres, golf courses, street trees, marinas, playing fields, and more.


Run Van

The non-profit Vancouver International Marathon Society promotes healthy, active lifestyles, and annually organizes the BMO Vancouver Marathon, Granville Island Turkey Trot and Fall Classic.Vancouver Aquarium


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Are you ready to come nose to snout with a Sea Lion? Coming this summer, visit the brand new Steller sea lion exhibit and be immersed in a wild Pacific coast experience. View these powerful mammals through a large underwater viewing window and learn about their important role as research assistants to scientists. By visiting the Vancouver Aquarium you are supporting a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

© 2018 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society