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    • 27 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5234 Kelso rd. Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, Ontario

    Lively Dragon
    15th Milton Dragon Boat Event
    at Kelso Conservation Area, Milton Ontario.

     

    Mixed,  Ladies,  BCS, Youth Divisions
    (Minimum 4 teams to create a division) + National Qualifier


    Mixed =(minimum 8 female paddlers) no minimum for male paddlers.

     

    Live Music, Beer Garden and more!!  Amazing entertainment. Wide repertoire of music

     

    Vendors:
    link to register for this event is in Participant Application

     

    Registration $900 plus HST

    Early registration (March 15)-- is $900 plus HST  AND will get your team 25 free passes into Kelso Park (saving $156.25)

    Event registration is complete when payment is received. Early bird savings only apply if payment is received during the early bird time period.

     

    Two steps to registering:

    1. Event Registration
    2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waivers etc done)


    Need extra Park Passes? Click the Buy now Button Papal to be taken to a PayPal site for secure credit card purchases.
     


    Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to Four times, Your Choice!!
     

    Thank you for registering your team in the Annual Lively Dragon Milton Event!

    As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steers person can be booked for an additional fee.

     

    The festivities begins:

    Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.
    Please note that all participants must have a park entrance pass to enter the park for free. If you do not have a pass standard gate fees apply. 

     

    Please enter through main gate and park in the designated parking lots and then walk to the racing and team area.  It is a bit of a walk so if you have a lot to carry…a wagon may be helpful.

     

    Team arrival times

    Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first round of races) will be posted on the website by Wed May 25.  This is NOT the official race schedule! this schedule is subject to changes.

     

    Race info:

    Each team will have the opportunity to race 4 times.

    Each team will race 500 meters in their first heat.

    (Community team will race 200 meters in each of their first three races.)

    Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions for the second round of races. All round two races will be 200 meters.

    Round one and two times will be combined for seeding into the third and final round which will be 500 meters for recreational teams and 200 meters for community teams.

    Seeding for the 2000-meter race will also be based on the teams in rounds one. 

     

    Medals:

    A division Gold, Silver, Bronze

    B to Z divisions medals will be awarded to the first place team in each division in the final heat.

     

    Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of the division final race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer.

    "New this year" Medals will be handed out after each race.

     

    Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.

     

    Captains’ Meeting:

    Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the marshaling area at the bottom of the hill.

     

    Park Location:

    Directions: From Highway 401, take Highway 25 north to Campbellville Road; west to Tremaine Road.   South until you reach Kelso Road.  Turn right into park entrance Please note…the park can only accept cash only at this gate…(Thousands of credit / debit card transactions will slow entry into the park)

    From Highway 5, take Tremaine Road north to Kelso Road. 

    Gates will be open at 6:00 am Saturday.

     

    Team Roster:

    Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates. 

     

    Mixed=(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/ 8 men etc. If the team has less that 10 men the team can fill those seats with women.


    .  Lively Dragon can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by May 20.  Also please let us know  if your team will be coming Friday for a practice…  Friday practices are free if you have your own steers person/coach.  You need to sign up for this practice. Park entrance fees apply.

     

    Race Day

    7:15 am    The captains meeting
     

    7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration.  Please have all your paper work, waivers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)

     

    Donations:

    Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Willow Foundation Table.  We sincerely thank you for your donations.
     

    Marshaling

    7:45 am   Marshaling for the first race begins


    Reminders

    • Please ask your team mates to have their park passes ready… Please have them handy… NOT in your gym bag, purse or even wallet…Have your passes out …and ready.  This will help the line up move quickly.
    • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
    • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat.  Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided.  **For those of you who have inflatable life jackets…if yours has a pull cord…IT IS NOT ALLOWED…if it automatically inflate when contact with water…it IS allowed.  no acceptations.
    • This is a fundraising event for Willow Foundation.

    Each person should bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chair
    • Change of Clothes
    • Change of Shoes
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Blanket
    • Signed Waivers
    • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
    • Personal Medications
    • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

    Each team should bring:

    Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
    Races happen rain or shine
    Team Banner
    Roll of toilet paper...just in case

     

    When to arrive

    Each person is usually expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

    Marshalling at the Docks
    Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers.  Your team should have 10 female & 10 male paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. Y

    You cannot have more male paddlers than female paddlers in the boat. You can have more female paddlers than males .

     

    Team Blurb

    If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Palmer Park Port Perry, Ontario

     

    Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival

    Working Together For a Healthy Community

     

     

    Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival                 
    at Palmer Park ,Port Perry, Ontario.

     

    Port Perry Race Contests   

     

    Mixed,  Ladies,  BCS, 
    (Minimum 4 teams to create a division)


    Mixed =(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/8 men etc)

     

    An Awesome DJ will provide music and race updates 

     

    Vendors: Registration information is on the left of this page $75.00 plus HST

    Click the register button then select vendor and fill in the information.

     

    Registration $900 plus HST

    $50.00 Bonus paid to your Team If you raced in Milton May Event

    Two steps to registering:

    1. Event Registration
    2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waviers etc done)

    Let everyone know that your team will be racing three times.
       

    Thank you for registering your team for Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival.

     

    As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steersperson can be booked for an additional fee.

    1. Steers person $60
    2. Steersperson who also coaches $100   

    Practice Schedule is now online.  Please Note- Practices can not be scheduled until registration fee has been paid in full.

     

    The festivities begins:

    Saturday morning at 8am ending at 6 pm

     

    Parking is Free
    Drop of and Parking instructions:

    All Participants Must park at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre parking lot located at:
    1655 Reach Street, Port Perry, Ontario  

    Three Shuttle buses are provided 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.


    All participants must park at the Off site parking with shuttle bus service on Saturday "Race Day"

    Please car pool,  fewer cars the easier it is to manage parking and drop offs.

    Vehicles parked illegally will be tagged and possibly towed at the Townships discretion and the owners expense.

     

    Team arrival times

    Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website by May 30.  This is NOT the official race schedule! This schedule will be subject to changes. Please be sure to check back to confirm your race times.

     

    Race info:
    250 meter races

    Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions. 

    The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done. 

     

    Medals:

    Medals will be awarded to each division Gold, Silver, Bronze

      

    Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steersperson and drummer. 

     

    Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.


    Captains’ Meeting:

    Captains meeting will take place at 7:30 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place at the Festival Pergola on the public warf, (north east side of Latchman Centre)


    Steers persons meeting:
    Steers persons meeting will take place at 7:30 am sharp. Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out. 

     

    Team Roster:

    Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates.  All rosters and waivers must be submitted no later than June 15


    Mixed=(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/ 8 men etc. If the team has less that 10 men the team can fill those seats with women.  


    Lively Dragon can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by May 30. 

     

    7:00 am-8:00am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. All paperwork must be submitted before race day.

     

    Pedges and Donations for:

            
     Information for pledge program and donations for the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and Lake Scugog Stewards 

    Working Together For a Healthy Community


    Pledge forms will be emailed to each team Captain / Manager once your registration is confirmed. 

    Pledge forms are available by emailing a request to paddle@ibdragonboating.com

    Teams are requested to submit their pledge donation forms from June 12 to June 15 at the practice site only during practice times.  If they wish to qualify for awards related to the pledges.

    Doations can still be submitted up until 10am on festival day.  Donations received after June 15 will not be recorded towards the pledge awards.



    Race Day

    6:30 am    Shuttle buses start running

    7:30 am    The captains & Steers persons meetings

    8:00 am    Opening ceremonies

    8:30 am    Round one qualifiers

    10:10 am  Round 2 qualifiers

        Lunch Break- 11:45-12:15-- Tonsil Toss Time

     

    12:20 pm    250 m Race Division Finals

    4:00 pm    Closing Ceremonies 
     

    Marshaling

    8:00 am   Marshaling for the first race begins


    Reminders

    • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
    • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat.  Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided.  **For those of you who have inflatable life jackets…if yours has a pull cord…IT IS NOT ALLOWED…if it automatically inflates when contact with water…it IS allowed. no exceptions..
    • This is a fundraising event for Port Perry Hospital & Scugog Lake Stewards.

    Each person should bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chair
    • Change of Clothes
    • Change of Shoes
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Blanket
    • Signed Waivers
    • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
    • Personal Medications
    • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

    Each team should bring:

    Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
    Races happen rain or shine
    Team Banner
    Roll of toilet paper...just in case

     

    When to arrive

    Each person is expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

    Marshalling at the Docks
    Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 8 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 

     

    Team Blurb

    If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:29 PM
    • Harbour Front Dr. Bayfront Park, Hamilton, Ontario

     

    Lively Dragon                                2010 Video Enjoy!!
    Hamilton Waterfest Dragon Boat Event
    at BayFront Park, Hamilton Ontario.  fundraiser for Bay Area Restoration


    Waterfest 2016 Race Schedule

     

    Mixed,  Ladies,  BCS, Youth Division, 
    (Minimum 4 teams to create a division) + National Qualifier


    Mixed =(minimum 8 female paddlers)

     

    Rhythm & Bones Band, Beer Garden and more!! 

     

    Vendors: link to register for this event is in the Participant Application link to your left.

     

    Registration $845 plus HST

    $50.00 Bonus paid to your Team If you raced in Milton May Event

    Two steps to registering:

    1. Event Registration
    2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waviers etc done)

    Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to Four times, Your Choice!!
     

    Thank you for registering your team for Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival.

     

    As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steersperson can be booked for an additional fee.

     

    The festivities begins:

    Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.

    Parking is Free

    Please car pool, we want to mimimise impacting on our neighbouring community.

     

    Team arrival times

    Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website by Wed July 1.  This is NOT the official race schedule!undefinedthis schedule will be subject to changes.

     

    Race info:

    Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions. 

    The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done.  The team placing first place in the third race wins medals. 

    Medals
    Every team chose their qualifying races  (200m or 500m) and had the option of racing in an additional race not your qualifing distance (200m or 500m) as well as 2000-meter races. 

     

    Medals:

    Medals will be awarded to A division Gold, Silver, Bronze.

    Medals will be awarded to the first place team in each following division  in your qualifying races.

     

    Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steersperson and drummer. 

     

    Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.

     

    Your optional races are for fun and interest to see how your time compares to other teams racing the same distance. No medals for these optional races..

     

    Captains’ Meeting:

    Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the marshalling area at the bottom of the hill.

     

    Park Location:

    Harbour Front Dr. Hamilton, Ontario ON L8L


    View Larger Map

     

    Team Roster:

    Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson with three alternate team mates.  

     

    Mixed=(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/ 8 men etc. If the team has less that 10 men the team can fill those seats with women.


    Lively Dragon can provide steerspersons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steersperson by May 20.  Also please let us know by May 25 if your team will be coming Friday for a practice…  Friday practices are free if you have your own steersperson/coach.  You need to sign up for this practice.

     

    Race Day

    7:15 am    The captains meeting
     

    7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waviers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)

     

    Donations:

    Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Bay Area Restoration Table.  We sincerely thank you for your donations.
     

    Marshalling

    7:45 am   Marshalling for the first race begins


    Reminders

    • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
    • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat.  Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided. .
    • This is a fundraising event for BARC Foundation.

    Each person should bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chair
    • Change of Clothes
    • Change of Shoes
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Blanket
    • Signed Waivers
    • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
    • Personal Medications
    • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

    Each team should bring:

    Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
    Races happen rain or shine
    Team Banner
    Roll of toilet paper...just in case

     

    When to arrive

    Each person is usually expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

    Marshalling at the Docks
    Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 8 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 

     

    Team Blurb

    If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:29 PM
    • 7801 Conservation Rd. Guelph, Ontario

    Lively Dragon & Alkame present
     The Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge
     & 

    The University Triple Crown

     

    Location: Guelph Lake Conservation Area


    Fundraising Event For...Guelph Grand River Conservation

     

    (Community, Sport Mixed), University, Ladies,  BCS,  Youth,

     
    (Minimum 4 teams to create a division)

     

    Vendors:
    link to register for this event is in Participant Application

     

    Registration    $800 plus HST  Community Teams

    Registration    $700 plus HST  University   Teams

     

    To Register::

    1. Event Registration

    Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to Five times, Your Choice!! During Registration chose your division and races.


    Please ensure your registration team contact information is complete with Team Name, Contacts name, preferred Telephone number, position on team, Captain or Manager. full address including postal code. This is important for your team to receive park passes and team related information.  If this information is incorrect/incomplete then your team will be responsible for park entrance fees.
     

    Thank you for registering your team

    Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge & The University Triple Crown

     

    Each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steers person can be booked for an additional fee.

     

    The festivities begins:

    Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.
    Please note that all participants must have a park entrance pass to enter the park for free. If you do not have a pass standard gate fees apply. 

     

    Please enter through main gate and park in the designated parking lots and then walk to the racing and team area.  It is a bit of a walk so if you have a lot to carry…a wagon may be helpful.

     

    Team arrival times

    Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first round of races) will be posted on the website by Wed Aug 3.  This is NOT the official race schedule! this schedule is subject to changes.

     

    Race info:

     Race Details

    Following the huge success of the 2015 & 2016 Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge the 2017 to follow the same race format as 2016 more fun and exciting for participants and spectators alike.


    2017 will feature a 200m Knockout format plus continue to feature the ever-popular 2km championship races for everyone.

    How Does the 200m Knockout format work?

    Each crew is guaranteed a minimum of 3 x 200m races (heat, semi-final, final)

    Depending on how your crew does it could compete in 4, 5 or even 6 200m races.

    Heats (1 x 200m):            

    Your crew’s time in the heats places you into appropriate divisions for your semi-final round

    Semi-Final round (Semi-Knockout = 2 x 200m):

    2 crews will advance to the Championship and 2 crews will be relegated to the Consolation

    All 4 crews will race. The 4th (last place) crew is eliminated (relegated to Consolation). 

    The remaining 3 crews will immediately race again with the 3rd (last place) crew also being relegated to Consolation.

    This is referred to as a Semi-Knockout and will feature 2 races back-to-back.

    Championship/Consolation Round (Full Knockout = 3 x 200m):

    All 4 crews with race. The 4th (last place) crew is eliminated.

    The remaining 3 crews will immediately race again. The 3rd (last place) crew is eliminated.

    The remaining 2 crews will immediately race again to determine 1st and 2nd in the category.

    This is referred to as a Full-Kockout and will feature 3 races back-to-back.

    Following the 200m Knockout portion of the event all crews will be eligible to enter the 2km Championships races. 

     

    Medals:

    A division Gold, Silver, Bronze

    B to Z divisions medals will be awarded to the first place team in each division in the final heat.

    University Cup

     

    Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of the division final race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer.

    Medals will be handed out after each race.

     

    Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.

     

    Captains’ Meeting:

    Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the marshaling area.

     

    Park Location:

    Directions: From Highway 401, Take exit 295 onto ON-6 N toward Guelph. 15.8 km Turn right onto Woodlawn Rd. W.

    in 2.4 km Turn left onto Woolwich St. in 2.1 km Turn right onto Conservation Rd

     

    Team Roster:

    Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates. 

     

     Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers)..  

     

    The GuelphDragon Boat Challenge  can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by July 21.

     

    Race Day

    7:15 am    The captains meeting
     

    7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waivers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)

     

    Donations:

    Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Charity Tent  We sincerely thank you for your donations.
     

    Marshaling

    7:45 am   Marshaling for the first race begins


    Reminders

    • Please ask your team mates to have their park passes ready… Please have them handy… NOT in your gym bag, purse or even wallet…Have your passes out …and ready.  This will help the line up move quickly.
    • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
    • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat. 

    Each person should bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chair
    • Change of Clothes
    • Change of Shoes
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Blanket
    • Signed Waivers
    • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
    • Personal Medications
    • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

    Each team should bring:

    Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
    Races happen rain or shine
    Team Banner
    Roll of toilet paper...just in case

     

    When to arrive

    Each person is expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

    Marshalling at the Docks
    Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 10 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 

     

    Team Blurb

    If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario

    Lively Dragon                                          

    Christie Lake Dragon boat Race "Like no Other!!"
    at 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario

     

    Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers) 


    200m, Flag Catching, Back it Down Race, Surprise Race, 2000m

     

    Race Schedule

    To be announced 

    Rhythm & Bones Band, Beer Garden and more!! 
    www.rbones.ca

     

     

    Vendors:
    link to register for this event is in Participant Application

     

    Registration $750 plus HST

    $50.00 Bonus paid to your Team for each Lively Dragon Milton or Hamilton Waterfest Event You raced in

    Two steps to registering:

    1. Event Registration
    2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waivers etc done)

    Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to FIVE times, Your Choice!!
     

    Thank you for registering your team for The Christie Dragon boat Races "Like no Other".

     

    As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steers person can be booked for an additional fee.

     

    The festivities begins:

    Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.

    Parking is $14.00 per car
    We include and send 6 car passes to each registered and paid team, max 10 people in a vehicle. (Buses are $90.45)

    Please car pool, we want to minimize impacting on the environment.

     

    Team arrival times

    Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website 4 days before the event.  This is NOT the official race schedule! This schedule will be subject to changes.

     

    Race info:

    Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions. 

    The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done.  The team placing first place in the third race wins medals. 

    Every team will race three 200m races plus a Flag catching Race, plus a back it down race plus a surprise race plus have the option to race in the 2000m finale.

     

    Medals:

    Medals will be awarded to first place in each event.

     

    Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer. 

     

    Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.

     

    Captains’ Meeting:

    Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp.  Each team should have two representatives at the meeting.  Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.  This meeting will take place near the stage.

     

    Park Location:

    1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario

     

    Parking:

    Please car pool. Your team will be mailed 6 park passes if you register early.

     

    Team Roster:

    Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates.  


    Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers)


    Lively Dragon can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by Sept 7. 

     

    Race Day

    7:15 am    The captains meeting
     

    7:30 am-9 am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waviers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)

     

    Donations:

    Please drop donations on the stage.
       

    Marshalling

    7:45 am   Marshalling for the first race begins


    Reminders

    • Please ask your team mates to have their park passes ready… Please have them handy… NOT in your gym bag, purse or even wallet…Have your passes out …and ready.  This will help the line up move quickly.
    • Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
    • Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat.  Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided.  **For those of you who have inflatable life jackets…if yours has a pull cord…IT IS NOT ALLOWED…if it automatically inflates when contact with water…it IS allowed.no exceptions.
    • This is a fundraising event for Goodwill Organization in Hamilton.

    Each person should bring:

    • Sunscreen
    • Lawn chair
    • Change of Clothes
    • Change of Shoes
    • Towel
    • Hat
    • Blanket
    • Signed Waivers
    • Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
    • Personal Medications
    • Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites

    Each team should bring:

    Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place.  It also provides shelter from the sun and rain.  (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
    Races happen rain or shine
    Team Banner
    Roll of toilet paper...just in case

     

    When to arrive

    Each person is expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.

    Marshalling at the Docks
    Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 10 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 

     

    Team Blurb

    If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet.  This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Cayuga to Dunnville, Grand River

     27 km of paddling bliss or A leisurely 27 km paddle, as leisurely as 27 km can be. Your choice, same event, same boat, same paddling, its a mind thing.


    This is not a race,

    Boats stay in sight of each other.

    Everyone is expected to paddle.

    No canned music. We listen the rhythm of the paddles, the whisper of the wind, the rolling conversation and song of teammates.


    If you are a dragon boater  interested in stepping up to the challenge of steering a 41 foot long dragon boat and your steers person is willing, this is a great opportunity to give it a try in a non competitive environment.


    Teams do themes, Christmas, nature, Hawaii  Etc. We have fun, we paddle, we chat, we enjoy the moment, we paddle some more.


    Two thirds through the paddle we stop for an amazing pot luck lunch (what did you bring?) 100 plus people makes for an amazing spread of delectable food, Pack up, clean up, help ensure the site is spotless before we leave. paddle to the finish in Dunnville. Help pack up, stack boats, garbage in bags.

    High Five your new friends.


    Porta potties are at the lunch break, often a fire put on by the people that allow us to have lunch on their private property. This is a privilege not a right. Make sure every sign of our stay comes away with us when we leave. This applies to any place on the river, enjoy the moment, take nothing, leave nothing.


    Arrive in Cayuga ready for a days adventure. Arrive on time VIP. Shuttle cars. ( Quiet, It is Saturday morning some people sleep in) Make arrangements for return lift to your car if you are not one of the wonderful people volunteering to shuttle.

     

    Stop at Tim Hortons in Cayuga for snack and bathroom break. Next stop is lunch. Be organized, is the launch site clean, nothing left by anyone? ready to board your boat. Relax, Enjoy, paddle, look at the scenery, paddle some more,


     

    Start point:

    Boat ramp on Ouse St at the end of Brant St.


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    End point:

    Boat ramp on Main St W across from Church St. in Dunnville

     


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Past events

01 Oct 2016 River Run "Cayuga to Dunnville"
24 Sep 2016 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other" 2016
06 Aug 2016 Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge & The University Triple Crown
09 Jul 2016 Hamilton Waterfest Dragon boat Race Festival 9-July-2016
28 May 2016 14th Annual Milton Dragon Boat Race Festival
03 Oct 2015 River Run "Cayuga to Dunnville"
26 Sep 2015 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other" 2015
18 Jul 2015 Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge & The University Triple Crown
04 Jul 2015 Hamilton Waterfest Dragon boat Race Festival 4-July-2015
20 Jun 2015 Port Perry Dragon boat Race Festival
23 May 2015 13th Annual Milton Dragon Boat Race Festival
04 Oct 2014 River Run "Cayuga to Dunnville"
20 Sep 2014 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other" 2014
26 Jul 2014 Hamilton Waterfest Dragon boat Race Festival 26-July-2014
24 May 2014 12th Annual Milton Dragon boat Race Festival
21 Sep 2013 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other" 2013
06 Jul 2013 Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Race Festival 6-July-2013 Register by May 1 and get a FREE TEAM FLAG!
25 May 2013 11th Annual Milton Dragonboat Race Festival
29 Sep 2012 River Run "Cayuga to Dunnville"
22 Sep 2012 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other" 2012
07 Jul 2012 Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Race Festival 7-July-2012
26 May 2012 10th Annual Milton Dragonboat Race Festival
17 Sep 2011 Christie Lake Dragonboat Race "Like no other"
28 Aug 2011 Arnprior White Pines Dragonboat Festival
09 Jul 2011 Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Race Festival
28 May 2011 9th Annual Milton Dragonboat Race Festival (CCWC Qualifier)
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