Having worked with the organization in the past, the 2022 Dragon Boat Festival was the largest return to the False Creek waters since prior to the pandemic. Sageus Strategy + Digital provided overall public relations consultation and guidance, including generating media coverage leading up to and throughout the event.

Journey with Dragon Boat BC includes:

  • Public Relations: Supported and developed strategy for overall media coverage, compiling 3 press releases and 2 media advisories that were sent out to multiple outlets throughout B.C. for coverage — for press conference, event day, and additional initiatives.
  • Event Day Media Relations: Arranged and organized on-site interviews for Dragon Boat spokesperson, including coordinating with multiple media outlets (TV, radio, print, and digital) throughout the day.
  • Press Conference: Coordinated media coverage for pre-event press conference, including photo and video interview opportunities.
  • Messaging and Consultation: Provided guidance in all press outreach initiatives to increase awareness, from community outreach opportunities to key messaging development.


  • Coverage included about 60 English media articles and hits, 25+ Chinese media pieces, and more than 3,000,000 estimated impressions.
  • Press conference, which included politicians, local leaders, and VIP guests to launch the event, had about 10 media outlets in attendance
  • Festival Day saw about 8 mainstream media outlets at the event site to provide live coverage, record interviews and b-roll, and hold on-site interviews with spokesperson.
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