Please be advised that all volunteers or paddlers must be at least 14 years old.
For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Dragon boat participant skills will range from novice to competitive though no experience is required. Teams will represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police forces, firemen, and other community organizations.
With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to be an Olympic event. Race festivals are held year round at numerous locations around the world and now proudly in Buffalo New York.
Divisions include: Men’s, Women’s, Breast Cancer Survivor and Mixed*
*Mixed teams must be comprised of eight (8) women..
All teams have twenty (20) paddlers, one drummer (1) and three (3) alternates. We supply all the equipment and steer person.
Click here to register online each member of your team. If you choose complete and mail the the Dragon Boat Festival Member List Form, click here to download. Before participating in the race, each team member must submit a waiver. The waiver must be submitted before the event. Click here to download waiver form.
2014 accomodations to be announced shortly
The Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival is dependent upon the generous support from corporate and individual sponsors in our Western New York Community. Click here for more information on sponsorship levels, and benefits.
Dragon Boat Festival Program
Sponsors are also invited to submit advertisements for the Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival Program. Click Add To Cart button below to pay online through Paypal. Advertisements must be in jpeg format and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2014. Program costs are indicated below:
|Full Page Ad||5 1/2" w x 7 3/4" h||$500|
|Half Page Ad||5 1/2" w x 3 3/4" h||$250|
|Business Card Ad||3 1/2" w x 2" h||$100|
When: Saturday June 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: UB Baird Point
Schedule of Events
|8:00 AM||Registration Begins|
|8:30 AM||Blessing of the Boats|
|9:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Morning Races|
|12:00 PM||Awakening the Dragon Ceremony (Dotting of the Dragon Eyes)|
|12:15 PM||Breast Cancer Flower and Heart Ceremony|
|1:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Afternoon Races|
|4:00 PM||Final Race|
|4:15 PM||Awards Ceremony|
NOTE: Alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the Dragon Boat Festival, but will be available for sale
Team Race Entry Fee:
Corporate Team: $1,200.00
Community/Club Team $900.00
Breast Cancer Survivor Team $850.00
Registration Deadline: Fibnal date to be announced soon. Kindly pre-register by April 1, 2014.
To pay for your team registration using PayPal, select your option and click Add To Cart button below.