World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Opening Ceremonies

At the base of the majestic Niagara Falls, a parade of athletes from around the globe will wave their flags alongside one of the Seven Wonders of the World to signify the beginning of the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Beat to the drum and power of Niagara!

Hosted every 2 years to celebrate the best dragon boat teams from across the world, this is the firsttime Canada has hosted these World Championships; Canada dominates in dragon boat and is the team to beat on the waterway.

Welcoming 17 countries, the Opening Ceremonies will consist of traditions deeply rooted in the rich history of dragon boat: the eye dotting ceremony and awakening of the dragon, native Canadian history, Canadian youth and Canadian rock talent. Audiences will eagerly await the highly anticipated, spectacular firework display - brilliant cascades of colour colliding in the night sky over the rainbow of the illuminated Falls.August 17th will be a night you will not soon forget, the festivities are only just beginning of week of Niagara wonders and surprises.

Transportation will be provided to all participants who purchased accommodations through the 2015 WDBRC Organizing Committee. Buses to the Opening Ceremonies will depart the official accommodations at 6:30pm on Monday, August 17. Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015.

Time: 7:30 p.m – 10:00 p.m

Location: Coca- Cola Stage

6415 Niagara Parkway

Niagara Falls, ON

L2E 6S8


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