As organizers get ready for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, taking place on the water from June 22 to 25, CEO and president of the event John Brooman confirmed he’s going to give the winter version another go…

…Earlier this year, 60 teams from around the world participated in the Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival (OIDBF). Teams came from China, Europe, Texas and California. Competitors also included some who annually participate in the summer dragon boat festival. The event sold out in eight minutes! Read more at

Dragon Boat teams from across the city braved the slush on the canal – Jennifer McIntosh/Metroland

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