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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

A LOVE FOR LIFE: Bucks County Dragon Boat teams to paddle the Schuylkill this weekend to raise funds for pancreatic ...
PHILADELPHIA – Five dragon boat teams with 20 paddlers, a drummer, steersperson and alternate on each boat will hit the Schuylkill River this weekend to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.

Dragon boat regatta raises charity cash
A BRAVE team of cancer battlers is preparing to cross The Pond to paddle against an international field of dragon boaters.

Dragon boat challenge returns to The Woodlands this weekend
Members of the Fort Bend YMCA back up a boat before a race during the first day of the annual Dragon Boat Races competition at Northshore Park Thursday. To view or purchase this photo and others like it, visit HCNpics.com.

Dragon boat challenge returns to The Woodlands
Over 3,000 people will compete in dragon boats on Lake Woodlands this weekend, paddling together in a race to win the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Team Challenge.

PH Dragon Boat team bags 3 medals in Singapore
The Philippine Dragon Rowing Team (PDRT) Fireblades club crew returned from Singapore following a successful outing at the Singapore SAVA Sprints International 2014 Dragon Boat Race, bringing with them gold in the Men’s 20-seater Club Crew category, silver in the Women’s 10-seater Premier category and bronze in ...

Dragon boat races at Treasure Island draws 60,000
Treasure Island was transformed Saturday by the pounding of drums, the shimmer of lion dancers and the scent of fresh wontons. The real action was in the water, where 120 ornate and colorful dragon boats sliced through Clipper Cove, with thousands of spectators cheering from the shore. The 19th annual International Dragon Boat Festival was expected to bring 60,000 athletes and spectators to the ...

Dragon Boat races a hit at The Woodlands’ North Shore Park, benefit YMCA programs
THE WOODLANDS - For the 16th year in a row, the Dragon boat races and competitions in The Woodlands went off with a roar at North Shore Park.

Paddlers steer to the beat of their drum in dragon boat race at Mud Island
Dragon boat racing dates back more than 2,300 years, and it grows in worldwide popularity each year. On Saturday, hundreds of dragon boat paddlers took to the Mississippi River to raise money for clean water in Tennessee.

Awaken the dragon in you at free boat racing taster
If you’re after a new sporting challenge then you may want to attend Al Bandar Dragons’ free taster session for dragon boat racing on Saturday. You may have never known how popular dragon boat racing is, but the watersport, established in China almost 2,000 years ago, is a growing success in many countries around the world including Sweden, South Africa, the United States and the UK. The session ...

Family paddles its way to $135,000
A local family has raised $135,000 for cancer research by Dragon Boat racing for the past 10 years.