"Team Registration Form (Word)"


"Team Registration Form (PDF)"


"PDF Requires Acrobat Reader, Download Here"


"Dragon Boat Race Rules"


"Sponsor Sheet"


"Sponsor Sheet in Word Document"







"Thunder Bay Dragon Boats"


"Dragon Boat Canada"


"Dragon Boat World"


"Sudbury Dragon Boats"


"Dragon Boats.net"


"Chinese Culture Center"


"Dragon Boat Festivals.uk"



 

Building the Boats

 
 
 
 


Past Winners

"Breathing Fire" MNR

"Wubba Wubba Monsters" MNR

"Timbermax"

"Smoke on the Water" MNR

Will your team be next?

The Inaugural Run May19th, 2005

 
 
 


12 Person Teams, Heats of 4 Boats
Start: 1:00pm
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
at Skene's Landing.

For more information contact:
Brad Coles (807) 223-3424or 216-9620


2005 Pictures

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2006 Pictures





"A Little History On Dragon Boats"

A 2,500 year old Chinese tradition celebrates the awakening of the mountain dragons
that come down to rivers and the sea in the Spring."Dragon boats are awakened, or given life,
during the traditional "dotting of the eye" ceremony. Bright red ribbons are draped
over the dragon heads (red is the Chinese colour for good luck).
A priest blesses the head, tail and drum with his sword.
An official of the community is given the honour of dotting
the dragon's eyes to give sight. The official asks the dragon to
awaken and to protect all who ride within as well as the
relatives, friends and spectators. Finally, a handful of buckwheat is
thrown into the boat to give it speed and good luck.
Hosting dragon boat races is thought to bring health, happiness and prosperity,
as well as offering protection from the unfriendly spirits of the sea.
It is not hard to imagine why many of the thousands who flock to
witness this ancient sport,come away with a renewed appreciation for life".

Note: the above information taken from the book,'Dragon Boats, a Celebration'by Pat Barker.

Thanks to Alan Woodworth and Garth Wintle for website work.