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The Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! On Saturday, June 1st, 2024, the historic Sydenham River will come alive with the exhilarating energy of dragon boat racing. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the festival.



The Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival is more than just a race; it’s a celebration of courage, camaraderie. Witness one of the world’s fastest-growing water sports as teams paddle their colorful dragon boats along the scenic Sydenham River.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eternity’s Touch, our Platinum Sponsor, and mPower Electrical, Southwest Regional Credit Union, Subway, Shady Pine Restaurant, Wambo, Wrap Tech, Branch 18 legion, Stronghouse Canada, CKXS 99.1, and Sydenham Current for their unwavering support that ensures this event continues to inspire and uplift participants, spectators, and the entire community.

Whether you are a seasoned dragon boat enthusiast or a first-time spectator, the Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival promises an unforgettable day. Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us on June 1st!

For more information, or to register a team, visit our official website: email us at or give us a call at 226 268 8968.


Photos provided and press release prepared by the Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival Committee.