Getting Your Team Started

Designate a Team Captain and/or Contact person – Team Captains will be responsible for organizing the team, the Captain may also double as the contact person to communicate with the Dragon Boat Festival Committee prior to the Event. The Captain will be responsible for handing in the signed waivers, and attending the Captains meeting prior to the 1st race.
Recruit your team! – A dragon boat team usually consists of 25 people, with 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson in the boat at one time. Note: at least 8 paddlers in the boat must be women. If you do not have a qualified Steersperson on your team we will provide one for you. An additional fee of $50.00 is required on registration. Involve the families of your co-workers. Ages 16 and up can compete on their own accord with younger children able to participate with parental consent. We can provide posters and a CD ROM with a video on dragonboat racing to assist you. Your enthusiasm will play a big roll in getting a team together. It is important to stress that this is a fun event and your success will be based more on teamwork than physical fitness. You can have up to 27 participants on your team roster.
Familiarize yourself with the sport. Refer to our website for links to other sites with information on Dragon boating. You will soon realize that this is an exciting sport that gets you hooked as it combines a lot of great things such as teamwork, competition, social interaction and exercise.

Book some practice time. The Woodstock Rotary club has boats available for rent by the hour to practice in. Please contact Dave Harris at for more information.

Fundraiser Consider taking pledges from friends and family to use this as an opportunity to fundraise for your teams favourite charity.
Book your practice time with us the week prior to the Festival. Your entry fee includes 2 practice times during the week prior to the fesitval. Please contact us to book your time. During practice you will be able to organize your team to designate who will sit where in the boat to provide the best balance and speed.
Plan to arrive early on Festival Day. Captains Meeting is at 8:15am and the first race is at 9:00am. The Race Marshal will call your team to the dock 20-40 minutes prior to your race time. A Schedule will be sent out a week prior to the race. Enjoy the day; set up a team tent where you can BBQ and keep refreshments. We have lots of onsite activities to enjoy for the whole family.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is now available!

Save time, register your team online.

Register Your Team

We are pleased to welcome returning teams and new participants to our festival this year.

International Dragon Boat Federation
Club Crew World Championship Qualifier

All The complete CCWC Selection Protocol is available at

his is a one-day, recreational dragon boat festival. We are sanctioned by Dragon Boat Canada as a Qualifying event for the Canadian Club Crew Championships.

Team Training

Book Your Practice Time Now!

To Book your Practice time for the Week of August 4th to 7th e-mail your request to

All Practices will take place at Pittock Conservation Area at the Day Use Boat Launch. There is no fee for entry.