Dragon Boat racing is very popular here in Vancouver where the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival is held in June every year and over 180 teams from here and all over the world compete. This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Festival.
World championships are held every two years with different host countries and local teams usually fare very well. In fact the Canadian team won the World Championship Nation's cup three times in a row, defeating the very shocked favourite Chinese team.
A word about the Pink Paddlers. All are survivors of breast cancer and they have formed dragon boat teams all over the world. The first world championship meet for Pink Paddlers was held in Singapore in 2006 and a documentary was made about the event.
More about the history and legend surrounding dragon boat racing can be found here, should you be inclined to look further.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE