For more than twenty-five years, the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has celebrated the rich vibrancy and contribution of Asian culture to the diversity of Canada, through the team spirit of dragon boating. The traditions, memories, and missions set forth by the Festival have been cardinal in the growth and preservation of Asian-Canadian culture locally.
The VDBF Society aims to nurture a sense of community, inclusion, and well-being, by engaging with our athletes, supporters, and avid followers. It also promotes wellness and connection every year.
Now more than ever, we need to come together and walk through these challenging times in support of the Festival moving forward. The 2021 theme for the Festival is appropriately recognized as ‘Spirit of the Dragon – Resilience’.
Due to COVID-19, our organization received no funds from sponsorships or grants in 2020, thus 2021 is undoubtedly bound with setbacks and difficulties. Please help us carry the Spirit Of The Dragon forward by joining us in this initiative and purchasing one of our special souvenir tees. The monies raised from our merchandise sales will enable the continuity of the art of dragon boating in future years, a tradition that is fundamental to many in our communities.