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Dragon Boat Festival

Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 - Sat., Aug. 30, 2014

Location: Wascana Lake, Regina, Sask

Dragon Boat Festivals around the world are based on an ancient Chinese legend dating back over 2,000 years. Dragons are mythical in Chinese culture and are believed to be the rulers of rivers, lakes and seas. With its strength and power the Dragon rides the clouds in the sky and commands the wind, mist and rain. Chinese people refer to themselves as “dragons” because of its spirit of strength and vitality. Asian dragons are regarded as wholesome and beneficent, worthy of honour.


There are generally 18-20 paddlers per standard size Dragon Boat plus a drummer and a helm (Steerer). In Traditional Festivals the boat designs and crew numbers can vary from 10 up to 50 or more paddlers, plus the Drummer and Helm.

If interested, please email us at Confucius.Institute@uregina.ca or drop by our office.

Dragon Boat