2017 Dragon Boat Festival

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a heartbreaking moment. How we respond and connect as a community is so significant.

When children and their families are the ones hearing the words "you have cancer" we are compelled to step up even more. Together we can make the future brighter for Manitoba kids with cancer. That's why CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba have joined forces with FMG to help raise funds for research, clinical trials and care and support for these vulnerable patients.





The Dragon Boat Festival provides:

  • A fun way to connect with colleagues, friends and family
  • A unique way to boost team building and improve communication
  • An excellent opportunity to promote community involvement
  • A chance to get active with an engaging experience

Over the past few decades the survival rate for childhood cancer has improved significantly and today about 80% of children survive a cancer diagnosis. These are positive results but childhood cancer is still the leading disease-related cause of death for Canadian children. Our goal is 100% survival!

We are so excited to continue our Red Paddle Campaign!

2017 Dragon Boat Red Paddle team pic

Every Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival participant who raises a minimum of $1,000 for Manitoba kids with cancer by September 8 will receive an engraved IDBF 202a Dragon Boat approved Red Paddle!

Got your red paddle last year? This year’s show the 2017 date! You can race on the red with your red paddle, use if for bragging rights or hang it above your mantle at home. How ever you decide to use it, do it with pride!

We will begin to hand out the paddles the first week of practices so you have your very own, brand new paddle to practice and race with!


Also back are our Dragon Boat Champion Flags!

Every team who raises a cumulative $5,000+ for Manitoba kids with cancer will take home a Bronze, Silver or Gold flag to proudly display in their dragon boat.

Dragon Boat champion flag breakdown:

  • Gold: $15K+
  • Silver: $10K - $14,999
  • Bronze: $5K - $9,999


Donation Forms

Click here for the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival individual donation form.

Click here for the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival multi-donation form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival Sponsorship opportunities.



Our sponsors:

Boyd Autobody Glass logo


Canstar logo