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FGPC SplashDash

Get set for a new paddling celebration as we welcome home athletes who’ve been
virtually paddling around the world and we return to
playing and racing on the waters we love!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Join us for a day of entertainment, cultural celebrations
and multi-sport racing on the Gorge waterway.

REGISTRATION: Teams and solo paddlers are invited to compete in 250-metre sprint Dashes that are sure to make a Splash! Solo and crew registrations are NOW OPEN:

  • CREW BOATS: OC6 (SOLD OUT), Dragon Boats – CLICK HERE to register

Registration fees have been reduced to ensure that everyone can participate, with solo fees for OC1, kayak and other small boats kept to $25 per person. Crew boat fees (dragonboat and outrigger) are also reduced. Dragon Boat teams that registered and paid for the 2021 Vancouver Island Dragon Boat Festival are invited to participate in the 2021 SplashDash at no charge (contact us at race@fgpaddle.com for more info); your registration fees will be held for the full VIDBF festival in August of 2022, with a complimentary zero-dollar enrolment in this year’s SplashDash. Thank you!

Registration Deadline: July 30, 2021


For racers and spectators, the area around FGPC and along the Selkirk Waterfront will be transformed into a COVID-19 compliant festival venue, showcasing a combination of live and virtual acts.

Stage Acts

  • Back Beat, Canada’s Top 60’s revival band.
  • Martial Arts Displays
  • Asian Cultural Displays

Recorded Displays

Dennis Minaker:

Renowned Victoria Entertainer/Historian and author of “The Gorge of Summers Gone” brings history to life, showcasing the amazing Gorge Waterway’s rich and colourful past.

John Adams:

John Adams is an expert on local Chinese history and is a proud proponent of the Victoria Chinatown Museum.