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About This Event

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20th Annual GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC
Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto, Ontario
September 6-7, 2014

Click on the "Registration Info" button on the left navigation bar to check out the entry fees and reserve your team's spot in one of North America's most exciting and popular dragon boat regattas, from Novice to Expert - everyone can participate!

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Location: Western Beaches Watercourse at Marilyn Bell Park
This world class venue has recently been host to a number of elite dragon boat events, including the 2006 World Club Crew Championships, 2007 Central Region Race Off: World Championship Qualifier, and the 2008 Canadian National Championships.

Event Details

  1. Over 5,000 participants and 20,000 spectators
  2. Two races per day for each crew
  3. Open and Women's Divisions
  4. Specialty and Industry Challenge Races
  5. World Class Equipment
  6. Electronic Start & Finish with Video Replay
  7. Lots of Awards and Fundraising Prizes

Event Highlights

Canada's premiere Dragon Boat Festival promises to be even better and more exciting this year so do not miss out!  Event highlights include:

  1. Large Athlete's Village
  2. Vendor/Exhibitor Village
  3. Beer Garden
  4. Food Concessions
  5. Dragon's Nest Kids Zone
  6. Tiered Spectator Seating

History of the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC

In 1994, GWN took the challenge of developing this event into an annual large scale fundraising event for Canadian charities. The Great White North Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC continues to grow both in scope and funds raised. To date, this event has raised over $1,000,000 for Canadian charities.

Strongly committed to the production of sustainable charitable events, GWN through its solely owned and operated signature event, the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC is approaching 1 million dollars raised for a wide variety of Canadian charities including Children's Wish Foundation, Canadian Living Foundation, Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Spinal Research Organization, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Variety Club, the Children's Charity and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Entering its 18th year, attracting thousands of elite and recreational athletes, the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC is highly regarded as one of North America's premier dragon boat racing events.