29th Annual Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

June 23 – 25, 2017 at False Creek and Creekside Park

Everyone in the Vancouver area has heard of the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, an eagerly anticipated annual event, now in its 29th year! Dragon boating is both competitive and highly entertaining, appealing to both its participants and its spectators. This three-day festival promotes cultural diversity while honouring and celebrating the sport of dragon boating, as well as the many unique elements of Chinese culture.

Rowing team competing at the 28th Annual Dragon Boat Festival in False Creek. Source Dragon Boat BC.

The Flag Shop is thrilled to supply Concord Pacific with their street banners for this year’s Dragon Boat Festival. These banners now adorn Pacific Boulevard and the Cambie Street Bridge, against the breath-taking city skyline.

Street banners hanging over the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver.

Festival organizers and The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society (CIDBFS) expect more than 100,000 will come out to see dragon boating at its finest, lining the shores of False Creek and Creekside Park. Final numbers show that 5,500 local and visiting athletes will compete in the races. Whatever your interests, the festival offers something for everyone, from professional entertainment to local artisans and interactive art displays. There’ll be a professional circus for kids of all ages, too!

Crowds line the seawall at the Dragon Boat Festival on False Creek. Source: News 1130

About the Society
The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society is a professional, independent, non-profit society. They are a people-centered, teamwork-focused and highly inclusive organization. The society believes that the promotion of community integration is vital to the formation of a strengthened community and they are responsive to the needs of the neighbourhood, continuing to focus its efforts on making a lasting and positive impact on the community.

Wow! Thank you, CIDBFS for the work you do for the community. What an amazing and honourable purpose! Your focus on the community makes us beam with pride to serve you as our client.

Come out for the fun, Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25. Festival admission is free.

For more information, visit: http://vancouverdragonboatfestival.ca/

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