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  • Dragon Boat Festival 2020 – UPDATE March 31

    Barrie Public Library would like to thank you for your ongoing support of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival, we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty regarding the future. Your patience as we wait for direction from our health authorities is appreciated. We will be providing an update regarding the continuance of the festival for 2020 by Friday, May 1.  Should we be required to cancel the event, teams will be given the option to refund their registration fee or to hold their spot for our 2021 Dragon Boat Festival.

    Good News – we’ve extended the 2020 early bird pricing:

    • Registration fees will be $1,000.00 for all teams.
      • Those who registered prior to March 31 will be awarded one complimentary practice.
      • Practices can be purchased for $110.00/ea.
    • Team Captains, can sign-up online , payment cheques can be mailed to: Barrie Public Library, c/o Dragon Boat Festival 60 Worsley Street, Barrie, ON L4M 1L6

    Please note that the Barrie Public Library facilities are closed until further notice and our staff are working remotely. We appreciate your patience as we work through this situation.  At this time, the festival is going forward as planned and we will be keeping all teams apprised of any new information.

    Thank you for your understanding, if you have any questions or concerns, we’re here!