It seems like a long way off, but June 21, 2014 will be here before you know it! Get ready for The Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival. This exciting and popular event is now in its tenth year of being presented on the shores of Lake Scugog in Port Perry.
Join more than one thousand paddlers and other festival patrons as we all have a blast promoting Breast Cancer awareness, providing resources to support local programs and raising funds for the four local hospitals, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Lakeridge Health in Port Perry, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, and the R. S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa.
Pledges and donations from the 2013 festival totaled more than $133,000.00. Thousands of participants, visitors, and volunteers were part of the on-going quest to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the local area. Teams involving more than 1100 paddlers competed in various divisions. Beautiful medallions were awarded in 15 divisions during Race Day competition.
Our 2013 festival received an astounding amount of support and encouragement from a wide range of people.
More than 100 volunteers dedicated their time and energy before, during and after the event to make sure it went as smoothly as possible.
By a rough estimate, two thousand people participated in our festival this year! Some were paddlers, drummers and steerpersons while others were friends, family members and those simply enjoying the excitement of the day, showing their support for breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment.
Whoever you are, however you contributed - Thank you!
Be sure to visit the rest of our site. You'll be able to learn more about this special event, this year's location, how to enter a team and where to park.
We encourage all former paddlers & participants to join us for this special event this year.
The Dragin Flies have enjoyed hosting this amazing event. However, the membership has decided that the 10th anniversary celebration will bring their involvement to a close.
To date the festival pledges and donations have reached more than $997,000.
We thank all sponsors, participants, volunteers & supporters of all neighbouring communities in helping us reach the million dollar goal in 2014.
Before June 21st, 2014, you will be able to download a screen-resolution pdf copy of this year's Official Festival Program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We're happy to help!