Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival

Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23
Toronto Centre Island

Dragon Boats! Those human-powered watercraft designed from the finest of teak wood. A true sight to behold. And on the 22nd and 23rd of this very June, our friends at the Toronto Chinese Business Association are serving up the 25th Annual Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival. Featuring up to 200 teams from across Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean Islands, Europe, and Asia. 5000 athletes in total, duking it out for ultimate aquatic supremacy! This is the place where team and community spirit join forces.

And although I shan’t myself be rowing (blame that rotator cuff injury I sustained in the winter of 1821), I shall be on hand to host my very own live talk show, titled Chill with Will. Expect it to be “epic,” as the youngsters a good century my junior would say. We’re talking a slick 19th-century talk show set, plus comedy, music, special CUPE 79 guests, and a healthy dose of rabble-rousing mayhem! Who says Craig Ferguson has the market cornered on high-energy Scotsman-hosted talk shows? Certainly not I!

Oh, and stick around to chat with yours truly: Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. I plan to mingle, pose for photographs, and engage in snappy banter, Rest assured, I shall be exactly as charming and whimsical as you’d imagine – if not more so!