GWN Dragon Boat Festival - Challenge 2021

GWN Dragon Boat Festival - Challenge 2021

September, 2021

Downtown Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

About This Festival

22nd Annual GWN Dragon Boat Challenge presented by CIBC
Location: Marilyn Bell Park, 851 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: September 10th and 11th 2016
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Charitable Partner: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Attendance: 4000 participants / 7500 spectators
On-site Festivities: Health & wellness zone, beer garden, kids area and live entertainment, live music, vendor/food village

GWN Dragon Boat is proud to present the 22nd Annual GWN Dragon Boat Challenge presented by CIBC. On September 10th & 11th 2016, over 100 dragon boat crews from across North America will arrive at Toronto’s Marilyn Bell Park to race head-to-head, unofficially marking the culmination of Canada’s dragon boat racing season.

This event proudly supports the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canada’s leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to funding relevant and innovative research while supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.

Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength and teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates from ancient China. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport because it builds camaraderie, forms connections and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Admission to the event is free, races will begin at 9:00am and will continue throughout each day. Festival grounds will offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators. Families can bring their children to enjoy live performances and games in the interactive Kids Zone, while the main stage will feature live bands. Grab a bite from one of our food trucks while wandering through the Health & Wellness Zone, featuring exciting local products and services to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle. Last but definitely not least, the Steam Whistle Brewing Beer Garden will keep the party going located right by the finish line and main entertainment stage!

Get in on the action – ask us how to get involved!