Dear Friends of The Dream Factory,
We want to share with you some wonderful news! The Dream Factory is now home to three wonderful dragon boat festivals every year! We have proudly partnered with the MB Paddling Association to keep dragon boating a big part of Manitoba summers!
These festivals are so important to us because they will enable us to make even more Dreams come true for Manitoba kids this year! That’s more trips to Disney, more bedroom makeovers, more shopping sprees, and more hope and laughter during some incredible difficult times. But we need your help to do it! *
We’re asking our friends and supporters to consider grabbing a paddle this summer and help make more dreams come true for kids with life-threatening illnesses across our province.
These festivals are fantastic opportunity for corporate team building, getting family or friends together, or just making an excuse to spend some more time outside this summer.
Never paddled before? Don’t worry! Two practice sessions (with an experienced coach) and all necessary equipment are included with your registration. All you have to do is get your team together, and we'll help with the rest!
* All registration fees cover the cost of the festivals, all donations and pledges gathered are used make more Dreams Come True. All money raised stays in Manitoba.
River City Dragon Boat Festival
Presented by Firma Foreign Exchange
June 7th and 8th, 2019
The Dream Factory, together with the Manitoba Paddling Association, presents The Dream Factory River City Dragon Boat Festival on June 7 & 8, 2019 at the Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Club at 80 Churchill Drive in Winnipeg. The festival is a fantastic opportunity for fun, entertainment, racing, and most importantly, to help us to Make more Dreams Come True!
Our classic “Big Boat” Dragon Boat festival is open to everyone, from corporate to community teams, or ones made up of family and friends. Action starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, and again at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, finishing around 6:30 p.m.
Teams can register a maximum of 25 members (20 paddlers, a drummer, a steerer and 3 spares). In order to participate in practices and races, each boat must have a minimum of 16 paddlers and a drummer (steerers provided if needed).Early Dragon registration ('till May 1st) for a team of 20 -25 paddlers is $950
Manitoba School Dragon Boat Challenge
Presented by Firma Foreign Exchange
June 9th, 2019
The Dream Factory, together with the Manitoba Paddling Association, presents The Dream Factory Manitoba School Dragon Boat Challenge on Sunday June 9. Junior and senior high school students from all across the province join to Make Dreams Come True by fundraising, paddling and racing for incentives and bragging rights!
This festival is currently the largest school dragon boat festival in Western Canada, and encourages student philanthropy, leadership, teamwork and an active, healthy lifestyle.
September Dragon Boat Challenge
September 6th and 7th, 2019
The Dream Factory September Dragon Boat Challenge will take place September 6th & 7th at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre in Winnipeg.
The September Challenge is a unique event that is a favourite among paddlers from the most novice to the expert! It not only features smaller 10 paddler dragon boats, but also incorporates an innovative, fun and safe oval race course. With just 10 paddlers and a drummer needed, it’s a race that allows families, friends and co-workers to get together for some fun and to raise funds to help us make more Dreams Come True!
Teams can register a maximum of 15 members (10 paddlers, a drummer, a steerer and 3 spares). In order to participate in practices and races, each boat must have a minimum of 8 paddlers and a drummer (steerers provided if needed).
Racing starts at 6:00 PM on the Friday, and starts again at 9:00 AM on the Saturday, finishing at 3:00 PM. Early team registration ('till August 1st) is $475.
So, what are you waiting for? Get your team of friends, family, and/or co-workers together and get ready for great fun while helping a great cause! All teams are guaranteed 3 races (weather permitting).