The Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is returning February 7 and 8 with its signature line up of exciting winter competition on the frozen waters of Dow’s Lake along the Rideau Canal Skateway, and free live music.
Warming up the athletes on February 7 inside the pavilion at Largo Bar Grill on the shores of Dow’s Lake are ultimate party band, Dwyane Gretzky, and local blues and bluegrass up-and-comers, Old Man Grant; while February 8 will see country sweetheart, Kira Isabella, headline the show, while Ottawa’s Silent Winters and rockers, Boyhood, will get the audience dancing.
In addition, the Beavertails Ottawa Ice Dragonboat Festival will also host the second annual IIDBF World Ice Dragon Boat Championships and will feature additional performances by Success Lion Dancers, Indigenous Experiences: Drum Group and First Nation Dancers, Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada, Sébastien Lemay, Royal Princesses and the 100th Regiment of Foot.
For more information and schedule, please visit https://www.icedragonboat.ca/
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.