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23rd Annual GWN Dragon Boat Challenge

Over 100 dragon boat crews from across North America will arrive at Toronto’s Marilyn Bell Park to race head-to-head, unofficially marking the culmination of Canada’s dragon boat racing season.

This event proudly supports the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canada’s leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to funding relevant and innovative research while supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. 

Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength and teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates from ancient China. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport because it builds camaraderie, forms connections and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Admission to the event is free, races will begin at 9:00am and will continue throughout each day. Festival grounds will offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators. Families can bring their children to enjoy live performances and games in the interactive Family Fun Zone. Grab a bite from one of our Food Trucks while wandering through the Health & Wellness Zone featuring exciting local products and services to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle. For all your shopping needs, stop by the Artisan Village and Vendor Marketplace. Last but definitely not least, the Duggan’s Brewery Beer Garden will keep the party going located right by the finish line with live bands performing on the main stage each day!

New teams and individuals are welcome! Invite friends, family, colleagues - form a group of 17-21 people and sign-up a team today. If you or a couple of friends are interested, there is a pay per seat option available, contact us at to join.    

Get in on the action – ask us how to get involved!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Marilyn Bell Park 851 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M4M 1B2

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Sports & Recreation, Festivals & Special Events


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