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Registration for 2017 opens April 1. 

Mark your calendars, race weekend is August 5 and 6, 2017. Sisters will be racing on the 5th, the Community teams will be racing on the 6th. The Sunset Dance party will be on the evening of Aug 5th from 6 to 9 with the X-Rays providing entertainment. 

Practice weekend will be on July 22 and 23, and our Coaches will be instructing the community teams in technique, stroke, and race strategies.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont presents the liveliest event of the summer—the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! It’s 1,600 dedicated Vermonters racing 41-foot long dragon boats for an unforgettable day of fitness, fun, and fundraising. Our community teams are made up of local businesses, non-profits, service groups, neighbors, and families like YOU who know that together we can make a real difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors with cancer. No experience necessary. Come join the fun!

Dragonheart Vermont strives to strengthen and empower breast cancer survivors and supporters through the challenging sport of dragon boating, instilling in its members the values of teamwork, fitness and community giving.  

Funds raised from the Festival benefit the programs of Dragonheart Vermont and other cancer non-profit organizations in our area. This year, we are excited to once again help Camp Ta-Kum-Ta (www.takumta.org), Vermont’s camp for children who have or have had cancer. For the past 32 years, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has been offering year-round ‘camp’ experiences in a safe and loving environment to children who have or have had cancer and their families.

We are moving into 2017 and will be updating the website through various stages as we near our opening date of April 1st for registration. This year poses to be an even better year as we push to fill in the rosters of 64 Community teams and 10 Breast Cancer Survivor teams.

Our Dragonheart VT team would like to extend our gratitude to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont and our sponsors, our community racers, BCS racers, donors, volunteers and vendors for 2016 and welcome them back for 2017. You rock!

WND and WVS was our Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Champ Cup winner in 2016. For a bunch of stand up paddle boarders and surfers, they showed power and strength in winning the final heat.

                        When you see the excitement at the Festival, you will want to be in a Boat!!!    


Team Up!
Win Great Raffle Prizes!
Come Down and Watch the Races!
Sisters at Heart Celebration (Breast Cancer Survivor event)!