RAIN OR SHINE! IT’S DRAGON TIME!
Ready....Set...Paddles up... Go!
BDO presents the 18th Annual BDO Cedars CanSupport Dragon Boat Race on Saturday, September 9, 2023, and we are pleased to invite you to participate in this fun and inspirational event!
Together We Paddle for Cancer Patients
A one-day event staged at the waterfront of Montreal’s scenic Promenade Père-Marquette in Lachine (Promenade Père-Marquette, 2105 blvd. St-Joseph, Lachine, H8S2N6), the BDO Cedars CanSupport Dragon Boat Race brings together the young and young-at-heart, friends, families, cancer patients and advocates, medical professionals, local celebrities, co-workers, corporate sponsors, civic leaders, experienced paddlers, and rookies all in the spirit of fun and fundraising for an important cause. Wherever your boat places, your inclusion in our race puts you on the front line of support for people who are at their most vulnerable.
This is a rain or shine event therefore, please dress according to the weather. This is an outdoor event that will be taking place on grass that is often wet and/or muddy. *PRO TIP - water shoes and a strap for your sunglasses are recommended. Food will be provided throughout the day but if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, you are encouraged to bring your own food.
Bring a refillable water bottle - as we do not encourage the use of single-use plastic bottles. We will have water filling stations at the event site.
*If parking in a spot with meter parking, please ensure that the parking is free by using the Stationement MTL app.
Online donations are accepted through the website and donations by check or cash can be mailed or dropped off at the Cedars Cancer Foundation offices: 1310 Greene Ave, Suite 520, Westmount, Quebec, Canada H3Z 2B2. Please make sure the cheque is addressed to the Cedars Cancer Foundation Dragon Boat.
8:00am - Paddlers Arrive & Check-In
9:00am - Races Begin
11:45am - Flower Ceremony
Noon - Lunch
1:00pm - Finals
2:00pm - Award Ceremony & Event Ends