Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Assocation
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) hosts a dragon boat festival each year on the third week in August – rain or shine. The association runs an annual season practice grid where teams train for the annual festival as well as for other festivals occurring in other Canadian cities. From the social recreational paddler to the competitive teams looking for a berth at the National level, to represent Canada in international competitions – there is a team for everyone in this association. Practices are scheduled out of Rafters’ Landing located at (98 Ave & 97 St.) on the south side of the river by the Edmonton Queen’s docks. This practice and meeting site is clearly recognized by a colorful dragon mural painted on a trailer sharing the site with the Edmonton Queen headquarters.