Our mission is to help build, strenghten and enhance community life in Ottawa by raising, managing and distributing funds to charitable organizations.
About OTTAWA DRAGON BOAT FOUNDATION
In 1998, a charitable component was added to the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival raising funds for local charities on an annual basis. The Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation was established in 2003 to help focus and grow this necessary component of the Festival. To date over $3.7 million has been raised through the annual Pledge Challenge.
The Pledge Challenge is an opportunity for our paddlers to raise funds for local charities. Money is raised on behalf of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation and then dispersed to the selected charities.
Past Charities Include:
The Sens Foundation (project s.t.e.p), Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, POGO, Candleighters Childhood Cancer Support, OCRI Breakfast Program, Algonquin College Foundation, Ottawa's Children Treatment Centre, Good Day Workshop, Shepherds of Good Hope, Helping With Furniture, Heartwood House, Children at Risk and Youth Services Bureau Foundation.