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Friday, July 3, 2009

Dragan Boat Festival

Banff Lake Louise Tourism has scheduled the second annual Banff National Park Dragon Boat Festival on August 15 & 16, 2009 !

Held at spectacular Lake Minnewanka, the races feature boats with teams of 22 paddlers, a drummer and steers person in heats of 200 and 500 metre stints and a selection of specialty cup races. The festival kicks off on Friday with the traditional Eye Dotting Ceremony where Buddhist monks bless the Dragon Boats. This ancient ritual of “awakening the dragon” is done by painting the eyes on each of the Dragon Boat Figureheads to call forth their spirits.

The weekend offers an opportunity for families to watch the competition from the shores of Lake Minnewanka plus witness the lion and dragon dance performance in downtown Banff.

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Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
 
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