Spectator Information

Rowbust would like to welcome everyone to

the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival!

 Festival participants, spectators, and vendors are all welcome in the  Day-Use Area in Fanshawe Conservation Area!

Plan for an exciting day of races! You'll be outside so bring your lawn chair and dress for the weather. Races will take place rain or shine with the only exception being lightning & thunder.  

On Festival Day, Saturday, June 1, 2022, there will be no charge to enter Fanshawe Conservation Area.  There is ample parking at the RACE SITE and you won't need to take a bus!

There will be lots to see and do at this year's festival.  Cheer on your favourite teams as they race on beautiful Fanshawe Lake.  Visit the Vendor Village to grab a bite to eat from the on-site food vendors then do some shopping and check out all the cool merchandise for sale at the Festival.  

Lots of activities are happening throughout the day - there's something for everyone!


2022 Festival Program

Times are approximate and subject to change


7:00 am         Captain's & Stern's meeting - Marshaling Area

7:30 am         Main Stage:  ENERGIZED warm up!

8:00 am         Paddles UP!  Racing Begins.

9:30 am         Main Stage: Opening Ceremonies

10:15 am       BCS Flower Ceremony - On Water

10:30 am       Main Stage:

11:30 am       Main Stage:

12:00 pm       Main Stage:

2:00 pm -      Main Stage: Division Awards throughout the afternoon


Paddle for a Purpose

Pledge Program



June 11, 2022

 Watch the Facebook page for more updates!






Make a Difference, One Stroke at a Time!

Again this year, the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival is proudly supporting London Health Sciences Foundation. Funds raised from this event will support the Massel Cruickshank Patient Assistance Fund, helping support women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Massel Cruickshank Patient Assistance Fund is the first fund of its kind in Ontario to help breast cancer patients with expenses related to treatment as well as expenses such as wigs and prostheses. In 2004, Moira Cruickshank, a physician at Western University and LHSC, was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and came to realize that there were serious gaps in financial support for women in treatment. Things like having coverage for medications, wigs, and other cancer-related costs might temporarily make someone’s journey a little brighter if only the costs didn’t have to come out-of-pocket. She started the Massel-Cruickshank fund to raise money specifically for that purpose - she wanted to help other breast cancer patients receive support to help them through their journey. 

For more information about this fund click here.

Watch the website for online registration and donations

Prizes awarded for top fundraisers - team & individual!

Top Fund Raising Team ~ Free entry in next year's festival!

Top Fund Raising Individual ~ Prize TBA


 Register HERE for the Pledge Program!


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