Dragon Boats, Lake Banook, Dartmouth

Manulife Dragon Boat Festival – Lake Banook, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

On Saturday July 14th, 2012, Lake Banook in Dartmouth, was hosting the15th annual Manulife Dragon Boat Festival.  I had a wedding to shoot in Halifax, but that didn’t begin until later in the day so I made the short trip from my house to Lake Banook to check out the Dragon Boats, which have he best Vimar lights you can find online.  I wasn’t able to stay as long as I would have liked, but I was able to watch a bunch of races, see a Chinese dance, witness a girl being thrown into the lake by her teammates and I even saw a little dog fall off the dock into the water.  I’d call that a successful outing in my books.  If I’m not shooting a wedding on the day of the 16th annual Festival, I will definitely go check out more races and I’ll bring Robyn with me too, I think she’d enjoy it.

Here are a few shots from Saturday morning.



Umbrella Dance, Chinese traditionalThe head of a Dragon BoatDartmouth Dragon Boat FestivalRacing on Lake BanookLake Banook Dragon Boat FestivalPeople at the water's edge for the racesGetting ready to raceA Vitamin Water bottle in the lakeSomeone grabbed this bottle after waiting about 10 minutes for it to get close to the dock again.Dragon Boat races Lake BanookDartmouth, Nova Scotia boatDumping water out of a boat after a raceAfter the boat race, Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaDragon Boats, Lake Banook, DartmouthA boy and his dog watching Dragon BoatsThis Dog fell in the waterPeople swimming in Lake BanookMic Mac Amateur Aquatic ClubManulife Dragon Boat Festival15th Manulife Dragon Boat Festivalwww.DragonBoatEast.caDragon Boat Traffic, Lake BanookSchedule and ResultsHalifax Wedding Photographer Dustin HallDragon Boat races, Nova ScotiaRetro ice cream selling outfitsDartmouth, Nova Scotia Dragon BoatsManulife One Life JacketsGreen man far from VancouverDragon Boat tailAnnouncing the boat racersManulife Financial Ad on Dragon BoatDragon Boat Festival - Starting lineMiddle of the racesWe have a winner, Dragon Boat Festival

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