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Ice Dragon Boat Festival

  • Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Club 80 Churchill Drive Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (map)


The Dream Factory is proud to partner with the Manitoba Paddling Association to host one of this winter’s most unique events: the Ice Dragon Boat Festival! We know that dragon boating is one of Winnipeg’s most popular summer events, so we are thrilled to unleash our “ice dragons” on the frozen river this February!

Get your team of 10 together and get ready for a day full of great winter fun and dragon boat racing like no other. Whether you are a long-time dragon boater or have never paddled before – this winter race is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind experience.

Check out footage from the 2018 Ice Festival:


Participating teams are encouraged to raise funds from their friends, family and social networks to support The Dream Factory – a local organization that brings dreams to life for Manitoba kids battling life-threatening illnesses. The Dream Factory focuses on making dreams come true for kids in our community who need a much-deserved break from the adult reality of their illness.

Funds raised from the Ice Dragon Boat Festival will help support kids like Logan. Logan is a typical 6 year old – bursting with enthusiasm, full of life and love. Except he is bravely fighting T Cell Lymphoma, a type of cancer. His dream is to go to Disney World, and meet his favorite movie icon the 95 car, Monty “Lightning” McQueen.

Earlier Event: January 1
A Crock A Doodle Dream Come True
Later Event: March 30
Deadlifts for Dreams