2022 Dragon Boat Festival Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival can help your business through tailored sponsorship packages. We will work with you to develop a sponsorship package that suits your goals and matches them with our needs. Contact us today, and we will meet with you one-on-one to develop a program that gives value to your contribution.

Why Support the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is committed to our mission, Bringing Communities Together Through Dragon Boating. Each summer we bring up to 2,500 paddlers and close to 80,000 people together in celebration of Asian sports and culture in the heart of downtown Victoria. We want to make our community a better place through sport, and we need your help to make that happen.

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Sponsorship Application

from $250 to $3,500

NON-Exclusive Sponsorship Levels

More than one type of business from any business sector may exist as a sponsor.

from $6,000 to $25,000

Exclusive Sponsorship Levels

Only one type of business from any business sector may exist as a sponsor.

from $1,000 to $3,000

Specialty Sponsorship Levels

In-kind sponsorships are recognized as being 50% cash, provided it replaces a budgeted expense item.

Sustaining Benefactors

Sustaining benefactors are those individuals or businesses that commit to provide substantial ongoing support to the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

NON-EXCLUSIVE Sponsorship Level Benefits

Non-Exclusive: More than one type of business from any business sector may exist as a sponsor.
For instance, two banks would be accepted within the non-exclusive sponsorship levels.

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Dragon Paddle Sponsor - $250

Festival Website

Corporate name on Festival website sponsor page.

Guest Privileges

As a Dragon Paddle Sponsor, you will receive guest passes allowing access to the exclusive viewing area at the Festival.

Heat Sponsor - $500

A Heat Sponsor includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Race Heat

A dragon boat race heat will be named after your company. Your corporate support will be announced at the start of the heat.

Dragon Sponsor - $1,000

A Dragon Sponsor includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Program or Events Brochures

Corporate name on any Program or Event Brochures.

Bronze Sponsor - $2,500

A Bronze Sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Festival Program

Corporate recognition on online program and website.

Festival Volunteer T-Shirts

Corporate recognition on approximately 150 Festival volunteer t-shirts.

Link to Corporate Website

A link to your corporate website from the Festival website.

Silver Sponsor - $3,500

A Silver Sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Corporate Recognition on Festival Banner

Corporate recognition on the Festival banner, to be displayed on-site during the Victoria Dragon Boat
Festival. Logo presentation, size, and location of banner to be determined by the Festival Committee.

Corporate Recognition in Festival Advertising

Corporate name in newspaper display ads promoting the Festival.

On-Site Advertising/Recognition Announcements

Throughout the Festival, public announcements will recognize your corporate support.

EXCLUSIVE
Sponsorship Level Benefits

Exclusive: Only one type of business from any business sector may exist as a sponsor.
For instance, we will only be accepting one grocery chain within the exclusive sponsorship levels.

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Gold Sponsor - $6,000

Exclusive category – A Gold Sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Industry Exclusivity

Your company will be guaranteed exclusivity – no competing companies will be accepted at any other exclusive sponsorship category.

Corporate Banners at the Dragon Boat Festival

Your Corporate banner will be prominently displayed on-site for the duration of the Festival (size and location of the banners to be determined by the Festival Committee. Banners to be provided by the Sponsor).

Corporate Recognition on Fundraising Print Materials

Your company will receive corporate recognition on fundraising print materials developed for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Corporate Profile on the Festival Website

A profile of your company will be featured on the Festival website.

Sponsor tent at the Dragon Boat Festival

Your company will have an opportunity to display & promote corporate materials, products and/or services at the Festival (Tent and signage to be provided by the sponsor, with the size and location of the tent and signage to be determined by the Festival Committee).

Diamond sponsor - $8,000

Exclusive Category – A Diamond Sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Race Division/ Award Category

Prominent race named after your company. E.g. Bob’s Grand Final.

Dragon Boat Festival Awards Ceremony

Your company will receive special recognition at the Festival Awards ceremony.

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

Exclusive Category – A Platinum sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Corporate Logo on Race Results Page

Your corporate support will be recognized on all Race Result pages.

Corporate Name on Race Results Board

Your corporate support will be recognized on the Race Results board.

Corporate Logo on Volunteer Name Tags

Your corporate support will be recognized on as many as 150 volunteer name tags.

Showcase Sponsor - $15,000

Exclusive Category – Presenting sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Preferred Logo Positions

As Presenting Sponsor, your company will receive preferred logo positions on all Festival promotions.

Presenting Sponsors Name

As Presenting Sponsor, your company name will be used synonymously with the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Brand.

Presenting Sponsor - $18,000 (Only one spot available left)

Exclusive Category – Presenting sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Preferred Logo Positions

As Presenting Sponsor, your company will receive preferred logo positions on all Festival promotions.

Presenting Sponsors Name

As Presenting Sponsor, your company name will be used synonymously with the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Brand.

Title Sponsor - $25,000 (Sold for 2022)

Exclusive Category – Presenting sponsorship includes ALL previously listed benefits PLUS the following:

Naming Rights

The Festival will be named after you, and be on all collateral promotions for the Festival and throughout the Festival weekend.

Specialty
Sponsorship Level Benefits

Note: In-kind sponsorships are recognized as being 50% cash, provided it replaces a budgeted expense item.

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Beer Garden Sponsor* - $4,000 + In-kind Products

Note: Exclusive Sponsorship Level

Website/ Email Promotion

Opportunity to promote your business to paddlers or the general public via the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival website or emails to paddlers.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area if permitted on site in 2022.

* Does not include wine, coolers or other non-beer alcoholic products

Singer-Band Contest Collaboration Sponsor - $4,000

Website/ Email Promotion

Opportunity to promote your business to paddlers or the general public via the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival website or emails to paddlers.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

Kids' Activities/Tent Sponsor - $3,000

Website

Corporate logo on the kids’ section of the Festival website.

Souvenir Program

Corporate recognition included in the Festival Souvenir Program.

On-Site Advertising Announcements

Throughout the Festival, public announcements will recognize your corporate support.

Kids’ Tent Signage

Corporate banner at Kids’ Tent (size and location to be determined by the festival Committee). Banners to be provided by the Sponsor.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area (if available in 2022).

Culture Tent Sponsor - $2,000 + In-kind Products

Website/ Email Promotion

Opportunity to promote your business to paddlers or the general public via the Festival website or emails to paddlers.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

VIP / Special Guests Tent Sponsor - $2,000 + In-kind Refreshments

Corporate Recognition

Corporate recognition as Guest Tent Sponsor.
Banner at VIP tent

Website/ Email Promotion

Opportunity to promote your business to paddlers or the general public via the Festival website or emails to paddlers.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

Award Sponsor - $1,500

Sponsor Award

Cup or Award named after the Sponsor (Sponsor must work with the Committee to designate the type of award).

Website

Recognition of award in the race section of the Festival website.

Souvenir Program

Corporate recognition in the Souvenir Program.

On-Site Advertising Announcements

Throughout the Festival, public announcements will recognize your corporate support.

Awards Ceremony

Recognition at the Awards Ceremony

Special Event Tickets

Complimentary tickets to a special event organized by the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

Profile Sponsor - $1,000

Faces of Dragon Boat

Corporate logo recognition on the “Faces of Dragon Boat” page of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival website. The “Faces of Dragon Boat” will feature profiles of volunteers, paddlers, coaches & captains. Each profile will remain posted on the Festival website for one year.

Special Event Tickets

Complimentary tickets to a special event organized by the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

Promotion Sponsor - $1,000

Website/ Email Promotion

Opportunity to promote your business to paddlers or the general public via the Festival website or to paddlers.

Guest Privileges

Sponsors will receive special guest passes allowing access to an exclusive Festival viewing area, if permitted on site in 2022.

Sustaining Benefactor

If are fully committed to supporting the mission of Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society, consider becoming a Sustaining Benefactor.
Sustaining benefactors provide financial or in-kind support of the festival over the course of three years (minimum). This level of commitment is a tremendous help for VDBFS, as a non-profit society. Sustaining benefactors could be individuals or businesses who provide a minimum of $5,000 annually (or in-kind products & services) for at least three years, or a one time commitment of $15,000 (minimum).

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about sponsoring, please don’t hesitate to contact us.