Our Mission Statement

What We Do


Culture, community and competition, all in one boat.

Our non-profit society reflects diversity through festivals that celebrate the arts and dragon boat racing.  We have expanded our mission by supporting our activities with year round programs such as the Dragon Zone Paddling Club and the Community Boathouse.

The Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival is a registered British Columbia Non-Profit Society. Incorporated in 1989, our society number is S-24628.

The Steveston Dragon Boat Festival is one of the fastest growing Dragon Boat festivals in Canada and North America. Every year we welcome near to 100 teams from western Canada and United States, during one day of live entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, mouth watering food, and of course, exciting dragon boat races.

Donations of non-perishable food or cash will be cheerfully accepted for the Richmond Food Bank.


Ann Phelps – Executive Director
Alexis Gall – Senior Manager, Marketing, Sponsorship and Development
David Chinn – Manager, Marketing & Events
Tyler Henderson – Coordinator, Marketing & Events
Dominic Lai – Coordinator, Marketing & Development
Daphne Lawrence – Design
Amanda Arnold – Administration
James Liu – Race Director

© 2017 Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society