Project 365 – Day 202: Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival

July 20 2012

This weekend will see 200 teams competing at the 17th edition of the Montreal International Dragon Boat Race Festival being held at the Olympic Basin on Île Notre-Dame.

The festival started today with a couple of races for The Hong Kong Student Cup and The Tourisme Montreal Cup,so I decided to head over to check out the action. Crowds were small today which I imagine will not be the case over the weekend.

Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Flags at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Flags at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Finish line at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Finish line at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Competitors at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Competitors at the Montreal International Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Seats at the Olympic Basin

Seats at the Olympic Basin
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Head to head Dragon Boat racing

Head to head Dragon Boat racing
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Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin

Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin
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Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin

Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin
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Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin

Dragon Boat racing at the Olympic Basin
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Volunteers at the Dragon Boat race start line

Volunteers at the Dragon Boat race start line
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Volunteers at the Dragon Boat race start line

Volunteers at the Dragon Boat race start line
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Montreal Olympic Basin

Montreal Olympic Basin
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The Montreal Casino from across the Olympic Basin

The Montreal Casino from across the Olympic Basin
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Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival

Dragon Boats at the 2012 Montreal Dragon Boat Racing Festival
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Given the beautiful weather I was wishing I had been a competitor on the water – although it would have been hard to stay in the boat with the water looking so refreshing.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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