pdbc Hana Nui

Hana Nui is a Hawaiian reference, translating in English to “Hard Work”.

For athletes ages 24 - 49 who are interested in rebuilding the PDBC Premier and Senior A programs with us; who want to be dedicated paddlers, who want to improve their skills, and who want to grow with us as a team.

This program is designed to rebuild our competitive programs so that we can compete at a high level once again, with a goal of medaling in both Premier and Senior A at Nationals in 2022. This program is currently seeking motivated athletes (regardless of paddling experience) that are willing to grow and evolve into the best paddlers and athletes they have ever been.

Program Goals

  • To rebuild our Premier and Senior A programs from the ground up
  • To once again be competitive in these divisions, with a goal of medaling at Nationals in 2022
  • To instill physical, technical and psychological excellence in our athletes towards their future performances
  • To attract athletes who would like to go on the journey of a lifetime

Returning for 2021…

In hopes to achieve year long commitment and training from our paddlers, we have opened registration for every program available for the entire 2020/2021 season!

Paddlers can now register for all programming that they wish to take part in, all at the same time and receive discounted pricing. Paddlers will receive 5% off if they register for 3 programs, 10% off for 4 programs, and 15% off for all 5 PDBC training programs!

*Registration must be completed by December 31st, 2020 in order to receive multi-program discounts*

New for 2021

In order to best serve our athlete base, all PDBC members will be required to pay a non-refundable Membership Fee of $120.00. This fee will give athletes year-round access to administrative assistance, their Dragon Boat Canada membership, their year-end banquet ticket, as well as a customized weight training program, OC training program, and access to Zoom group workouts.

2020/2021 Season Plan

Paddle Ergometer Training

At Alkame Paddle Zone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 21, Pickering)

First Practice: Monday, November 9th, 2020
Last Practice: Monday, April 12th, 2021
Day & Time: Mondays, 7:20pm – 8:30pm
Cost: Local Fee $400, Distance Fee $280

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Alkame Paddle Zone - Membership

All athletes will receive a full weight training and cardio program, designed by our on-site personal trainers, as part of our 2020/2021 season. The Paddle Zone membership allows athletes access to all gym facilities and equipment for a 6-month period.

Dates: November 1st, 2020 – April 30th, 2021 (Register in October and receive that month for FREE!)

Cost: $300.00

*Does not include the cost of group training or personal training.
*Members are welcome to train at Paddle Zone 24hrs/day, 7 days a week, except for during Team Training Sessions. Please see the Paddle Zone schedule for details.

Pool Paddling CANCELLED

At Afterburn Fitness (230 Nantucket Ave, Scarborough)

First practice: Sunday, February 7th, 2021
Last practice: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 5:25pm -7:25pm
Cost: Local Fee $160.00, Distance Fee $110.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Summer Program

First Practice: Monday, April 26th, 2021
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: Local Fee $600.00, Distance Fee $500.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.


  • Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, June 5th & 6th, 2021
  • Hamilton Waterfest, July 4th & 5th, 2020
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Festival, August 8th, 2020

*Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

OC Rentals & Coaching

12-week OC training program designed specifically for Hana Nui athletes. 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.

First Practice: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
Last Practice: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: Full Program (OC Rental & Coaching) $430.00, OC Rental Only (no coached sessions) $275.00, Coaching Only (OC Owners) $180.00


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  • Third place finish at the GWN Regatta in the mixed division 2018 & 2019
  • Premier Mixed and Premier Men Small Boat Silver and Bronze medallists at CCWCs April 2016 in Adelaide, Australia
  • First place finish Quebec Cup 2015
  • Third place finish at TIDBRF 2015
  • Premier Women Bronze Medalists at Canadian Championships 2015
  • Premier Mixed Top 6 finish at Canadian Championships 2015
  • Bronze medallists at 2006 CCWC's in Toronto, Canada
  • Winners of 2005 DBC Central Region Race-Offs in Sudbury, Ontario
  • 4th place finish at the 2019 Nationals in Regina, Saskatchewan (Senior A)
  • Gold medal in the 200m at the 2014 CCWC’s in Italy (Senior A)
  • Multiple medals at the 2012 CCWC’s in Hong Kong (Senior A)


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca