Featured Dragon Boat Races

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Located at Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park and the waters of False Creek.
Nearest SkyTrain Station is Main Street. Intersection of Quebec Street and Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.

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All Access Friday | Friday June 22, 2018

Kick off your Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival weekend experience at All Access Friday, a day dedicated to making sure that everyone regardless of ability or background can enjoy the positive benefits of participating in sport. Proceeds from the evening benefit our All Access programming and youth programs through the Milton K. Wong Legacy Project.

Barrier Free Canada Cup

Nine teams that engage and include individuals of different abilities and backgrounds race for glory, and to raise funds for their charities and causes during the Barrier Free Canada Cup. The participating teams will be announced in early 2018, and the fundraising race will be launched on May 24, 2018 at the 6th annual Dragon Boat BC Legacy Gala.

Survivor Showdown, Flower Ceremony, and Breast Cancer Championship

Cheer on these breast and prostate survivor teams as they race and build awareness around their causes! Afterwards, the boats will come together to participate in a flower ceremony, a paddling tradition where spectators and paddlers are invited to toss carnations in the water to remember friends and family with cancer, and those still battling cancer. This show of strength provides hope and courage to everyone, and shows us the resilience of the human condition even after the greatest challenges in life.

International Saturday  |  Saturday June 23, 2018

Starting at 8:00 AM, and every 8 minutes until 5:00 PM we feature teams from around Canada, North America, and the world as they participate in International Saturday, celebrating the international appeal of the sport, and the spirit of unity and friendship that dragon boat and sport brings.

International Cup

Nine teams compete in 100 m sprints, knocking out the lowest 2 teams until 5 teams remain to contest the International Cup, one of the Festival’s marquee events. Watch as these teams fly down the course and battle for glory for team and country in this hotly contested race. Canadian teams will be up against teams from around the world to defend the International Cup in 2018.

Championship Sunday  |  Sunday June 24, 2018

North America’s largest and most prestigious dragon boat championship comes to a thrilling conclusion on Championship Sunday. Over 200 teams will compete on the historic False Creek course on the occasion of the Festival’s 30th anniversary in the divisional finals and Grand Final Championships. And while the intensity of the races will captivate attendees, the celebrations start in the afternoon as 25 medal events are held.

Grand Final Championships

Grand Final Championships will be held in the Junior, Women’s, Open, and Mixed divisions. Within each division, up to 96 teams compete to qualify in the Grand Final, but only 9 teams will be able to compete for the 2018 Concord Pacific Champion title. These races will leave you on the edge of your seat, but only if you’re still sitting; when races are decided by milliseconds, you’ll be on your feet cheering for your team as they race towards the finish line and glory.

Guts and Glory Races   

One of the world’s largest 2,000 m races closes the Festival’s racing program, as 18 boats set out on the water for the Guts and Glory race. With boats racing at 10 second intervals, this race combines strength, strategy, and stamina in a race around the clock. Multiple turns and boats in close proximity make this one of the can’t-miss-races of the Festival.

Thanks to all the 2017 Participating Teams

Adult Mixed Division

“The Eh Team”
AeroDragons Dragon Boat Club
Bridge City Blitz Blue
Bridge City Blitz Gold
Britannia CAN Dragons
Britannia Have A Nice Day
Butts in a Boat
Cal Dragon Boat
CBC Wave Catchers
CC Riders
Central Coast SurviveOars
CIBC One West
Concord Flying Dragons Too
Concord Pacific Flying Dragons
Conquering Waves 1
Conquering Waves II
Creekside Dragons
Czech Dragons
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Black
Dogwood Nothin Dragon Red
Dragon Hearts Breaker
Dragon Hybrids
Dragon Zone DH Thunderbreaker
Dragon Zone Fire Dragons
Dragon Zone Twisted Hips
Dragon Zone Whipsplash
Dragons In Sight
Dreadnought II
DZ Premier
EDBRC – Dragon Boat Z
EDBRC Got Gainz
EDBRC Got Pho?
EDBRC River Rats
Eye Of The Dragon
FCRCC Premier
FLCC Spirit of a Renegade
Golder Water Warriors
Hydro Dragons / Gift of Life
KPH – Modern Niagara
LA Thunder Dragons
Los Angeles Racing Dragons
Macau IACM Dragon Boat Team
Max Storm
Metro Vancouver 44 Cheeks
MT Promises
NEC Nighthawks Team
OCC Weed Whackers
Oil City Crew
One Dragon
Oyster Point Dragons
Paddle Rangers
Pemberton Bald Eagle
Ripple Effect Dragon Boat Team
San Francisco Bay Area Dragons
San Francisco Dragon Warriors
Save on Food Dragonslayers
SF Bay Area Dragons 2
SFU Shockwave
ShangLong Dragon Boat Team
SOL Dragons
Sowers Friend
Stantec Splash
Starbucks Waverunners
STEMCELL Technologies
Sync or Swim
Team LifeScan
Team Orca
UBC Thunder
UBC Thunderbirds SC
UC San Diego
UCI Elements
VIP GD 50+ mixed
VIP GD 60+ mixed
WAM Mixed
Wasabi Grand Masters Mixed

Women’s Division

“The Eh Team”
Abreast – Deas Divas
Abreast At Rocky Point
Abreast in Alder Bay
Abreast Up the Creek
Abreast with FORT-itude
Bridge City Team Velocity Blue
Bridge City Team Velocity Gold
Central Coast SurviveOars
Despirit Housewives
FCRCC Premier Women
FLCC Dragon Alliance
FLCC Fast & Furious
FLCC Sundragons
FLCC Titanium
Northern Spirit
Raise a Little Swell
Saggin Dragons
Stroke the Dragon
VIP GD 50+ women
VIP GD 60+ women
WAM Women
Wasabi Force
Wasabi Impact

Junior Division

CCM Thunder
Dragon Hearts ZERO!
Eternal Dragon
Eternal Griffin
Eternal Phoenix
Galileo Celestial Dragons
GSS Gladiators
Hastings Hydras
Kensington CC Knights
Killarney Torpedo Turtles A
Killarney Torpedo Turtles B
Kitsilano Water Demons
Laoyam Eagles
Lotus Juniors
Marpole United Nations Dragons
Ouroboros Platinum
Oyster Point – Tiger Sharks
Paddlin’ Panthers
Quantum Blue
Raging Rebels
RHS Flying Colts
Spirit of Fraser Valley
Strathcona Youth Dragons
VT Conquest
Wasabi Kraken
Zamboanga Aquarockets

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