Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival - June 18-20
The Dragon Boat Festival was formed in 1989 and it was “created to showcase Vancouver’s cultural diversity and to promote racial harmony among Canadians.” When you come to the festival, you can’t help but see the reflection of Vancouver’s cultural diversity in the participants of the race, the food, entertainment, the display of arts and culture.
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - Food Vendors
Set in Vancouver’s beautiful False Creek, it was a breathtakingly beautiful day to take in the dedication, commitment and passion of the teams. There is also something about passion and competition that just totally draws me in. I wasn’t sure how the race works but who cares, I saw the teams’ row with all their might, whatever they got they gave it to their team. Spectators lined False Creek cheering for their favourite team, between the horns, drums and the cheering… even if you just got there you can feel the intensity and you know right away it is a serious competition.
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - Spectators
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - False Creek
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - Race started
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - Dragon Boats at dock
Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2010 - Dragon Boat teams
Today is the last day for the Dragon Boat Festival so make sure you come on down with your family to enjoy the event! It will surely be a hit for Father’s Day activity… food, competition and outdoor!