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Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival

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The many different web sites concerning this event are very confusing. Some say that the event has already taken place in June, although I don't remember any news about it. Other web sites say it will happen in Sept. Locations vary between The Forks and Lake Shirley.

The Canadian Cancer Society is teaming up with the Winnipeg Rowing Club to host the Canadian Cancer Society Dragon Boat Festival June 7-8, 2013 (or Sept 13-15, 2013 . Information on this site may not be accurate.

Originating in China over 2000 years ago, each dragon boat is propelled by 20 paddlers. A steers person keeps the boat on course while a drummer keeps the paddlers in sync.

The festival is open to individuals, friends, companies, and organizations looking for way have some fun, and enjoy a little friendly competition. In 2011 the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival had 120 teams and 2,500 participants.

Over $2.5 million has been raised from the festival with last year's teams raising over $350,000.(2010)