About the Association
Welcome to the fun and Sport of Dragon Boating!
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (EDBFA) hosts a dragon boat festival each year on the third week in August – rain or shine. The association runs an annual season practice grid where teams train for the annual festival as well as for other festivals occurring in other Canadian cities. From the social recreational paddler to the competitive teams looking for a berth at the National level, to represent Canada in international competitions – there is a team for everyone in this association. Practices are scheduled out of Rafters’ Landing located at (98 Ave & 97 St.) on the south side of the river by the Edmonton Queen’s docks. This practice and meeting site is clearly recognized by a colorful dragon mural painted on a trailer sharing the site with the Edmonton Queen headquarters.
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association (The Festival Association) is a non-profit organization that promotes Dragon Boat racing and its multicultural celebration in the City of Edmonton.
To promote Dragon Boat racing for fun, sport and recreation in Edmonton.
To showcase Asian culture and promote multiculturalism.
Board of Directors
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association welcomes new members with fresh ideas to promote the dragon boat sport throughout the Edmonton community.
The volunteer spirit along with the genuine passion of the sport is evident in the EDBFA board. This volunteer driven working board consist of 4 executive positions, numerous Directors and Members at large along with Committee Leads. Without the valuable time and energy offered the board would not exist.
Our Current Board of Directors:
The 2013 Board of Directors:
- President: Katherine Altman
- Vice President of Operations: Jo-anne Goett MacHattie
- Vice President of Festival: VACANT
- Secretary: Karly Messelink
- Treasurer: Simone Curry
- Director of Equipment: Robert Shaw
- Director of Communications: Christine Mason
- Director of Racing: Kelly Moore
- Director of Paddler Relations: Cheryl Zarski
- Director at Large: Larry Leitch
The 2013 Committee Leads:
- Equipment: VACANT
- Merchandise and Awards: Warren Becker
- Accounts Manager: Larry Gartner
- Steering: Rick Dagg
- Coaching: Lee Miller
2013 Festival Coordinator: Nicole Craft
2013 Resource Coordinator: To be determined