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FGPC Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series

We’re back! As of Thursday 17 February, British Columbia festivals and races can resume. FGPC is ready, and proud to invite you, immediately, to review and register for any and all of five Vancouver Island-based dragon boat festivals being hosted on Vancouver Island over the spring, summer and fall.

Please note: FGPC currently maintains COVID mitigation programs linked to public health orders and guidance from our sport sector. Team captains will be asked to vouch for the vaccine status of their team mates. FGPC may choose to do spot checks from time to time.

In addition, all of FGPC’s 2022 dragon boat festivals include a team-based “Make Every Second Count” pledge drive program for the BC Cancer Foundation. Click here for more information.


Introducing the Vancouver Island
Dragon Boat Race Series 2022

The Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series incorporates all of our Dragon Boat Festivals (see details below) for 2022. It includes:

  • FGPC Super Sprints – 1 day 200M event (Victoria) – May 14, 2022
  • Comox Dragon Boat Festival – 1 day 500 M event (Comox) – Jun 11, 2022
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500 M event (Naniamo) – July 9 and 10, 2022
  • Vancouver Island International Dragon Boat Festival – 2 day 500M event (Victoria) – August 6 and 7, 2022
  • FGPC Guts & Glory Championships – 1 day crew boat (Dragon Boat, OC6, and OC12) with 1000M Straightshot Qualifiers / 1500M Oval Finals / Doublestart Championship Rounds – September 17, 2022

Registration for all 5 events: Early Bird (up to May 1) $4000, Regular (after May 1) $5000, includes GST.

CLICK Here to register


We can all win with FGPC’s ‘Make Every Second Count Campaign’ for BC Cancer

Through the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Race Series’ “Make Every Second Count BC Cancer Campaign”, teams can “add speed” by shaving off one-second from their total time in special championship heats for every $1,000 raised. Click here for more information.


FGPC SUPER SPRINTS
DRAGON BOAT RACE ~ 200M

14 May 2022 (Saturday)

Location:  Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC.

Fairway Gorge Super Sprints is the first FGPC Festival of the season, and is always a great way to begin a year of Dragon Boat Racing.  Quick and crazy, these 200M sprints give you a chance to showcase all the work you’ve put into training early in the year.

  • Click here for Final Results (Version 2)
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $700 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $800 including GST
  • CLICK HERE for 2019 Race Results
  • Registration Deadline: May 1, 2022 (midnight)

COMOX DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Dragon Boat Race ~ 500M

11 June 2022 (Saturday)

Location:  Marina Park, Port Augusta Street, Comox, BC

This is a fun but competitive women’s/mixed event! Races and festival activities will be held at beautiful Marina Park in Comox. A variety of food choices, music and other activities. In addition, the 500-meter dragon boat races (a guaranteed 3 races per team) will result in gold, silver and bronze medals for championship finals!

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $700 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $800 including GST
  • CLICK Here to register
  • CLICK HERE for 2019 Race Results


Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival ~ 500M

July 9 and 10, 2022

Location: Maffeo Sutton Park, 10 Comox Road, Nanaimo BC

The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Boat Festival returns for 2022. This weekend of 500 M racing includes Women’s and Mixed categories. Everyone is guaranteed 4 races, weather permitting.


VANCOUVER ISLAND
INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT
FESTIVAL ~ 500M
6-7 August 2022

Location: Fairway Gorge Paddling Club, 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria BC

On August 6 – 7,  2022, we’re launching the Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival on the Gorge Waterway along Victoria’s spectacular harbour system. This exciting weekend of racing draws on FGPC’s experience running many of Vancouver Island’s signature dragon boat festivals, along with innovations garnered through the hands-on experiences of FGPC’s production team at race venues around the world. The 2022 VIDBF will challenge local, regional and international teams across competitive and recreational divisions over a number of exciting formats.

  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird (up to May 1): $1200 including GST
    • Regular (after May 1): $1600 including GST

FGPC GUTS-&-GLORY CHAMPIONSHIPS

17 September 2022 (Saturday)

  • Dragon Boat Race & Outrigger Races ~ 1000M Straightshot Qualifiers / 1500M Oval Finals / Doublestart Championship Rounds
  • This unique day of racing provides crew boat racers (in dragonboats and OC6s) with opportunities to test their endurance and entertain spectators.
  • Registration Fees (Dragon Boats):
    • Early Bird (up to April 1): $500 including GST
    • Regular (after April 1): $600 including GST
  • CLICK Here to register
  • CLICK here for 2021 results
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