Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
Join us for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival!
We are excited to be joining this amazing event and thankful to be a beneficiary of the event! Funds will be directed to our new Sens Power Plays Program!
The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is part of a larger Chinese cultural tradition that goes back 2,400 years. It began on the life-sustaining riverbanks in the valleys of southern China as a fertility rite performed to ensure bountiful crops. The first participants held their celebration on the fifth day of the lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The race was held to avert misfortune and encourage the rains needed for prosperity. The object of their worship was the dragon.