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Kelowna’s 11th Annual Dragon Boat Festival is Making a Splash

There’s no better way to close out the last few days of summer! This year’s Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival will take place on August 27th and 28th at Tugboat Bay in Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC. A premier summer boat festival that takes place annually in Kelowna, the event attracts hundreds of people, including participating team members, entertainers, and the public at large. Awards will be presented near the Beer Garden towards the end of race day on Sunday, August 28th.

The Kelowna Dragon Boat Club (KDBC) was established in 1999 to promote fun and fitness through the sport of Dragon Boating. The KDBC provides a venue where everyone from beginners to intermediate paddlers can learn and train. Each Dragon Boat team consists of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer.

Join the Paddlers Party on the evening of August 27th from 5-7 p.m. for a Pasta Dinner from La Cucina Ristorante. Enjoy a meal consisting of meat or vegetarian lasagna, focaccia bread, Caesar salad, dessert, and a drink. If you are interested in attending, you can purchase a ticket for $20 by contacting Lori Pierson at

2016 Festival Teams Include:

  • Women: Valley Vixens, Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, Flowriders, FLCC Dragon Alliance, Fire on Water, Stroke of Luck, Dragon in the Drink, Knotty Pacemakers, Pushor Mitchell Thunder Dragons, Blue Thunder, Dragon Fire, Women on Fire, Water Warrior
  • Breast Cancer Survivor: Kootenay Robusters, Bust’n with Energy, Bust’n Loose
  • Mixed: Lift What’s Draggin, Wave Runners, Currents, Rogue, KIDS, Peach City Dragons, High Frequency, Sonar Dragons, Max Storm, Blazing Paddles, Rock Steady
  • Corporate: City of Kelowna, YMCA, Investors’ Group

We are excited about this local community event that brings together so many visitors and Kelowna families to participate and enjoy the festival! Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, a proud Canadian-owned company, has been delivering high-quality auto service to BC and Alberta residents for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on offering our customers trustworthy and cost-effective service in a helpful and friendly environment. Our 18 locations in BC and Alberta, including
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