Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Dragon Boats In Toronto! And Wakestock!

Last weekend, Caribana brought thousands of visitors to Toronto. This weekend, 100,000 people are expected to come for Dragon Boat races. That's the easy way to say it. The full name is a mouthful: The 2006 International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championships. There are a hundred boat teams registered, including one from Queensland, Australia!

Opening ceremony and parade are tomorrow, August 10th; Closing ceremony is August 13. Racing takes place August 10-13 on the brand new watercourse on Lake Ontario. Have a look at aerial photos at 2006 Toronto.

Wakestock -- A festival of wakeboarding, music and street parties with beer -- is also on this same weekend, and at very nearly the same venue. Geared to the under-40 crowd (under 30, most likely), Wakestock pays homage to the original Woodstock festival.