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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.


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
grateful.
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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

Parking, Police Main Concerns for Moving Dragon Boat Festival
LAKESIDE – Organizers for the Montana Dragon Boat Festival held an open house in Lakeside on Feb. 23, with the goal of providing information to the local residents and business owners on the possibility that the event will move to the west shore for the summer of 2015.

Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival: Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust launches the 2015 event
There were oars at dawn as Addenbrooke's staff on a traditional Chinese Dragon Boat had a row-off with Scudamore's staff on a traditional Cambridge punt to launch the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival.

Registration open for Dragon Boat Festival
SPARTA — Registration is now underway for the first annual Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Mohawk, a fundraiser for The Sparta Education Foundation. The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on May 17 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.

Cebu paddles up
PADDLES up, Cebu. In dragon boat lingo, “paddles up” means getting ready to start a dragon boat race. And Cebu is gearing up for dragon boat events that are expected to be held this year. Alfonso Alvarez said that Cebu is synonymous with the Sinulog Festival and the Ironman 70.3 Philippines, and he wants dragon boat to be added to that list.

Chinese New Year: Boats battle for bragging rights at the big end of town
They are rivals in the boardrooms, on the stockmarket and at the courthouse - but it's out on the water where the scores are really settled.

Dragon boat festival move becomes a necessity
While looking for a new location for the Montana Dragon Boat Festival, the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau may have missed its chance to hold the festival at its previous venue.

Here's what's happening on the film scene
Art Theater Co-op will screen 'Awaken the Dragon' read more

Dragon Boat Meeting Underway In Lakeside
A public meeting is underway to discuss moving the Dragon Boat Festival from Big Fork to Lakeside.

Dragon boats provide exercise and a lot of fun
Feb. 26, 2015, 1 a.m. PICTURE yourself and 19 other people in a boat, paddling fast in Lake Illawarra with thousands of spectators cheering you on - sound like fun?

St Neots dragon boat racing and festival date is set
More than 20 teams are expected to battle it out in this summer's St Neots dragon boat race and summer festival.

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