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Dragon Boat Programs

Dragon Boat Programs

Dragon Boat Field Trips

These programs are based on the popular Dragon Boat Festival that takes place in Spring, although programs can be booked all year round. 

Dragon Tales relates to big ideas in the Social Studies curriculum such as multiculturalism, continuity and change. Dragon Boat paddling is tied to physical literacy/activity outcomes in the Physical and Health Education curriculum.  

For Grades 4 and up.

NEW FOR 2021

Our Garden is temporarily closed to the public during the week but we are open for school groups.

Contact our Education Programs Coordinator to customize your visit. We are happy to work with you to create a meaningful and memorable day for your group.

Dragon Tales (Grades 4 and up)

Discover the stories and traditions behind the 2000 year old Dragon Boat Festival and learn about its connections to Vancouver. The program also includes a chance to explore our Garden and learn about Ming Dynasty family life. Students will examine topics including culture, tradition, and history, and end the program by making good luck charms.

120 minutes | $8 per student
Add Dragon Boat Paddle: $18 + tax per student ($33 + tax per post secondary student)
LINKS TO LEARNING RESOURCES (PDF):

Ancient China Learning Series: Confucius and the Family

DRAGON TALES LESSON KITS

If you can’t come to our Garden, why not explore this festival with our Dragon Tales lesson kit! This is based on our popular program that highlights some of this ancient festival’s stories, traditional customs and food.

Our lesson plan is aimed at Gr 4-7 but can be adapted.

Lesson Kit:
Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials (see photo). Pick up or delivery options available.
$35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Craft Only kit:
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft (see photo)
$2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax) 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Visit our YouTube page:

The Dragon Boat Festival story
Traditions and food

Find free Dragon Boat Festival online learning activities here:

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Dragon Boat Paddle (Grades 4 and up)

Please note: Dragon Boat Paddling is not being offered in the 2020/2021 school year. 

Get into action and learn the techniques of dragon boat paddling! Perfect for all fitness levels, dragon boat paddling encourages teamwork skills. Program takes place rain or shine at Creekside Community Centre and all equipment is provided.

Dragon Boat paddling is offered in partnership with Dragon Boat BC.

 

90 minutes | $15 + tax per student | $29 + tax per post-secondary student
Add Dragon Tales: $18 + tax/student |$33 + tax/post secondary student
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