Home > AHA Media, April Smith, Community Engagement, Peter Davies, Richard Czaban, Rogers Communications, Vancouver > AHA MEDIA filmed Saturday June 12 of the 23rd Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver

AHA MEDIA filmed Saturday June 12 of the 23rd Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver

AHA MEDIA was invited to film at Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver by Rogers Communications. Thanks to Rogers for providing AHA MEDIA with a Sony Xperia Arc smartphone to film with!

The 23rd Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

Presented by the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society

June 11 & 12, 2011 Festival and Races

Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the 23rd annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver will be a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.

Beginning on Friday afternoon with the colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony, the festival will continue with two more days of non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shopping, and of course, dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.

Admission is free to the general public so what’s stopping you? Come on down to  the waters of False Creek and celebrate with us!

Friday, June 10

2pm Eye-dotting Ceremony at the Dragon Zone docks

Saturday, June 11

8am Races start
10am Site activities open
11am World Beat Stage entertainment begins
6pm
Festival Site closed

Sunday, June 12

8am Races start
10am Site activities open
11am World Beat Stage entertainment begins
12pm Championship races begin (time approximate)
1:30pm Welcome Remarks from World Beat Stage
6pm Dragon Boat Festival entertainment ends and Site is closed to the general public
6pm Paddler’s Party begins

Located at Concord Place, Creekside Community Centre and the waters of False Creek, near Science World. Nearest SkyTrain Station is Science World. Intersection of Quebec Street and Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.

AHA MEDIA thanks Rogers for this opportunity to film this amazing Dragon Boat Festival event by providing us with a Sony Xperia Arc smartphone

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  1. June 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Hi April and Co – thanks for joining us this year at the dragon boat festival. We appreciate your coverage – we had a great time and hope you did too!

  2. Maggie
    June 23, 2011 at 1:57 am

    LOVELY images April, Richard and Peter, warmest greetings, Maggie

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