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GWN DRAGON BOAT CHALLENGE
September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Marking the end of the season for many, this marquee event gives crews the chance to go out with a bang, celebrating with two days of racing in downtown Toronto. Running for over 20 years, this classic festival is the granddaddy event of the MLDB series and a highlight of the racing season, with teams coming from all over Canada and the US.
The GWN Dragon Boat Challenge is held on the Western Beaches Watercourse in downtown Toronto’s Marilyn Bell Park. This venue has been a host to a number of elite dragon boat competitions, including the 2006 IDBF World Club Crew Championships, 2008 Dragon Boat Canada National Championships and the 2011 ICF Club Crew Dragon Boat World Championships.
The GWN Dragon Boat Challenge is home to the Breast Cancer Survivor Village, a featured area for BCS crews, their families, and supporters. This festival is proud to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.
Festival grounds offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators. Families can bring their children to play at the interactive Kids Zone, while entertainment on the main stage will feature DJ sets and live bands. The Health and Wellness Zone features vendors providing products and services to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle, and the beer garden will keep the party going, located right by the finish line and main entertainment stage!
Come race hard and celebrate in this final showdown between teams from all corners of the dragon boat community!