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2021 Dragon Boat Festivals on Vancouver Island

The 2020 year has required careful monitoring and successive event cancellations. In an effort to provide paddlers and teams with future certainty, FGPC has scheduled and secured dates for dragon boat events, races and festivals in 2021. Indeed, no-charge advance registration for FGPC-managed races is now OPEN. The advance registration system does not require payment until the spring of 2021. Dates are listed below for next year.

Teams are encouraged to register early for races, without payment, in order to hold your places for our 2021 festivals. Pre-registered teams will enjoy front-of-line access to early-bird opportunities and discounts as well as protection from enrolment limits before full-fee registrations open up in April 2021. Teams who are carrying forward pre-paid registration fees from cancelled 2020 events are also eligible for early-bird specials.

REGISTER EARLY for 2021 races and festivals by clicking HERE


In response to uncertainty presented by COVID-19, FGPC will not collect fees from local and visiting teams for 2021 registrations until the early-bird deadline in April 2021. Teams are encouraged to register early without payment to hold your places for 2021 FGPC-managed festivals. Pre-registered teams will have access to early-bird opportunities and discounts as well as protection from enrolment limits before full-fee registrations open up in April 2021. Teams who are carrying forward pre-paid registration fees from cancelled 2020 events are eligible for early-bird specials if they pre-register at no charge.

REGISTER EARLY by clicking HERE


FGPC SUPER SPRINTS
DRAGON BOAT RACE ~ 200M

16 May 2021


FGPC GORGE FESTIVAL
DRAGON BOAT RACE ~ 500M

12 June 2021


VANCOUVER ISLAND
INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT
FESTIVAL ~ 500M
6-8 August 2021

Since FGPC opened its docks in 2014, the club’s race management team has produced nearly 100 races and festivals and provided more than 100,000 individual start-line experiences for paddlers from across Vancouver Island, the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

On August 6-8,  2021, we’re launching the inaugural Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria’s spectacular inner harbour. This exciting weekend of racing draws on FGPC’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s signature dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the hands-on experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues around the world. The 2021 VIDBF will challenge local, regional and international teams across competitive and recreational divisions over a number of exciting formats, including:

  • Competitive and recreational championships with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd-place finishes in women’s, mixed and open divisions
  • Inaugural medals and collector consolation pins
  • Guts-&-Glory 1500m races for women’s and mixed teams
  • Challenge races for breast cancer survivor teams, corporate teams and senior teams (50+)
  • Site-wide cultural and popular entertainment and amenities, including international foods, stage performances and family-oriented amusements
  • REGISTER EARLY by clicking HERE

FGPC GUTS-&-GLORY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dragon Boat Race ~ 1000M / 2000M


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