Midweek Radio.com is a show produced by and featuring students from the Carleton University School of Journalism. On February 8, 2017 they interviewed Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival CEO John Brooman about a new event coming on February 17 & 18, 2017 – the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival. A first for North America and the largest international ice dragon boat racing event ever held. Registration sold out in minutes bringing a total of 60 teams of paddlers to the Rideau Canal Skateway at Dows Lake.
The event is being held as part of Ottawa’s 150 Anniversary Celebration with Winterlude 2017.
- WITH THE SESQUICENTENNIAL AND THE ICE DRAGON BOAT RACES, THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF VISITS WENT UP January 8, 2018
- FROM INTERNATIONAL ICE CARVING COMPETITIONS TO THE POPULAR ICE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVALS January 8, 2018
- YAY! WE WERE FEATURED IN DRAGON SPORT NEWS December 17, 2017
- OTTAWA ICE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL REGISTRATION SELLS OUT! October 4, 2017
- OTTAWA COMMUNITY NEWS: ICE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL COMING BACK IN 2018 June 20, 2017