The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) was formed in 1996 and hosts an annual festival each year during the third weekend in August – rain or shine.
The EDBFA also runs an annual season practice grid where teams train for the Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival as well as for other festivals occurring across Canada. From the social recreational paddler to competitive teams looking for a berth at the national level, to represent Canada in international competitions— there is a team for everyone in our association.
Practices are scheduled and held at Rafters’ Landing located at (98 Avenue & 97 Street) on the south side of the river by the Edmonton Queen Riverboat’s docks. This practice and meeting site is clearly recognized by a colorful dragon mural painted on our trailer and shares the site with the Edmonton Queen Riverboat office.
The volunteer spirit along with the genuine passion of the sport is evident in the EDBFA board. This volunteer driven working board consist of 5 executive positions, numerous Directors and Members at large along with Committee Leads. Without the valuable time and energy offered the board would not exist.