New Liskeard Lions Club Dragon Boat Festival
June 23th and 24th, 2012, New Liskeard, Ontario
Dragon at the Waterfront 2012

Welcome to our Seventh Dragon Boat Festival

Poster in English    en français ici

[[ Map Here ]]    2013 Program here

On June 22th and 23rd, 2012 hundreds of people came to enjoy the beautiful weather and festivities in our Sixth Annual Dragon Boat Festival held in the City of Temiskaming Shores, Ontario. Last year's race saw 8 teams—176 paddlers and drummers—paddling in the beautiful blue waters of Lake Temiskaming. Although Dragon Boat racing is relatively new to Temiskaming Shores, it is being increasing in both attendance and excitement. The combination of excercise, festivity and community spirit is very attractive, and contagious. The fund raising has begun and members being pulled together for the team rosters. For 2013 the funds will be raised for Temiskaming Hospital Foundation , the Diabetes Program-Temiskaming, and the New Liskeard Lions Club Inc.

2013

This year's fundraising efforts benefit the Temiskaming Hospital Foundation: $1,314.03; the Diabetes Program-Temiskaming:$30; and the New Liskeard Lions Club Inc. : $5,044.14 for a total of $6,388.17 for the community. The prize for highest fundraiser went to the Curves teams with a total of $4,021.14 -way to go, Curves!

Next year consider sponsoring a paddler for a good cause.

Total raised for the community to date: $58,498.54

Go here for 2013 race results.

Pictures available from the Foto Shop North. Total times for three races are on the 2013 Festival Page. To see how the teams fared on the 2013 scoreboard, click here.

Each Dragon boat is approximately 13 meters long and holds a crew of 22 people--20 paddlers, a steersperson and a drummer. The race course parallels the beach. This race course is 400 meters long, and three boats can race at one time. All entries were involved in at least 3 races, and the times are the total of the times for all three races.

To help sponsor this year's Dragon Boat Festival, please visit our Sponsorship page. For the rules of the races, open and save this Rules form in PDF format. To enter a team in the Dragon Boat Races, visit our Registration page.

And we invite you all to come for the fun!


Pedersen Concrete Limited, New Liskeard
Assante Wealth Management

We thank all of our 2013 Sponsors here, and list them so you can thank them and support them as well.
Please don't forget to tell them you saw them here on the web.


For previous years Dragon Boat Festival pages.

How to Paddle a Dragon Boat Part 1 of a YouTube video explaining how to do it. Related video How to Paddle a Dragon Boat-Part 2 and others listed to the right hand side on that YouTube page.

Paddles Up- Dragon Boat Racing in Canada

Also, a terrific book called Paddles Up! Dragon Boat Racing in Canada has training suggestions, beautiful photos and diagrams. Available from Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard or from Dundurn Press.

Dragon Boat Canada

Dragon Boat Canada is the governing body for Dragon Boat Racing in Canada and their website includes information on the bid to host the World Dragon Boat Races in Canada in 2015.

Dragon boat purchased 2009 by the New Liskeard Lions with the assistance of the Ontario government and the Communities in Action fund.

Festival Objectives

Temiskaming Shores Chamber of Commerce and the Temiskaming Shores Tourism Information welcome you.
  • Share the tradition of Dragon Boat Racing with other Ontario communities.

  • Promote the goodwill of corporate sponsors throughout Northern Ontario.

  • Promote a festival atmosphere featuring athletic contests and other cultural activities to enhance the quality of community life in a beautiful waterfront setting in the city.

Free Web Counter
Free Web Counter