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Welcome to Dragon Boat West

Dragon Boat West is an interactive web site delivering dragon boat news, events, race results and a discussion forum for the growing community of dragon boat paddlers in Greater Vancouver and its surrounding regions. Our goal is to provide a venue for dragon boat paddlers, organizers and volunteers to discuss anything that relates to the sport of dragon boat racing. This site will be the place where you can get race news, announcements, results and other information with a focus on BC and the West Coast.

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Dragon Boat West News & Announcements
xx BUK dragon boats to be used at the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
March 06, 2012, 08:46:13 AM by BlueStreak
Quote from: Ann Phelps, General Manager, Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival
The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, producer of the Rio
Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival is pleased to announce that the 2012 dragon
boat races in Vancouver will be using an all BUK fleet of dragon boats.
łThese boats are recognized throughout the world for their quality and great
handling, commented Greg Lamb, Race Director. Built to International
Racing Standard and IDBF approved, we are thrilled to be able to offer
participants of our events the best equipment in the world.

The recent BUK purchase has been made possible because of the generosity of
our long time supporter and sponsor, Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord
Pacific Developments. Terry donated the boats in the name of Milton K. Wong,
founder of the dragon boat races in Vancouver, who recently passed away
Miltonąs vision and his ability to bring people together shaped numerous
Vancouver events and institutions. He balanced his ideals with actions. He
wanted Vancouver to become more of a multicultural city, so helped establish
the dragon boat festival and the Laurier Institution. He felt the arts were
the cornerstone of a city so helped fund Centre A, a gallery for
contemporary Asian art.  He felt strongly about social justice issues so
worked toward resolving native land claims. When cancer touched his family,
he invested in technologies and research to address the disease. He loved
talking about ideas, encouraging young people and tackling the big issues.

As a tribute to Milton the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival
Society has developed the Milton K. Wong Legacy Project in his name. Terry
Hui has made a substantial contribution to the is project and we are very
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xx Dragon Boat West is now on Twitter
April 23, 2009, 08:50:11 AM by DBWTim
Joining in on the Twitter band wagon, you can follow DBW at http://twitter.com/DragonBoatWest.

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Dragon Boat News From Yahoo News

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KOTA KINABALU: The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) has received the State Government’s blessing to host an international dragon boat race this year, which FCAS has labeled as the first Sabah FCAS International Dragon Boat Race 2014.

Dragon Boat Festival returns Saturday to Austin
Colorful 40-foot-long boats booming with the sound of onboard drums will race across Lady Bird Lake next Saturday.

FCAS to proceed with dragon boat race
KOTA KINABALU : The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) yesterday announced that it would proceed to organise its inaugural dragon boat race called “FCAS International Dragon Boat Race amid claim that it grabbed the franchise for the annual event from the Sabah Chinese Culture Association (SCCA) The race will be held on June 7 and 8.

500 expected in Dragon Boat Festival
SOME 500 paddlers will see action as the 1st Davao Dragon Boat Festival gets underway on May 1 to 4 at the Baywalk Times Beach. A total of 10 teams will compete in the open standard boat, mixed standard and women’s small boat categories.

Dragon boat festival society, Richie Warren honoured
SYDNEY — The Cape Breton Regional Municipality presented two special volunteer awards at its April council meeting, Tuesday.

Kinser ladies’ dragon boat team is racing for cause
Boats are going in the water Saturday, being handled by a determined squad of women who this year are Dragon Boat racing for a very special cause, “Rowing for Wilson.”

Butuan team gears up for 1st dragon boat Mindanao challenge
BUTUAN -- Dubbed as Mindanao’s first dragon boat team, students and school staff from Father Saturnino Urios University are gearing up with their daily training here to prepare them for the Mindanao’s first dragon boat competition in Davao City on May 1-4, 2014. “We’ve gone a long way since we started back in 2012.

Tavares Dragon Boat Festival is warm-up for Villages team before Italy competition
TAVARES — Chinese acrobats and diplomats will set the stage for today's fireworks at dark as the 12th Annual Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival readies for the call of "Paddles Up!"

Dragon boats invite U.S. teams
With organizers gearing up to the make the third-annual Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Festival the best one yet, a challenge has been thrown out to get teams from south of the border involved this Canada Day. read more

Mt Warning dragon boaters conquer state regionals
AFTER taking on the best in the state and taking home silver and bronze the Mt Warning dragon boat club took on the nation this Easter weekend.