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

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

Return to Dragon Boat Program

**Please note: To participate in our dragon boat programs, you must be fully vaccinated.

First Practice: Sunday, August 1st, 2021
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Sundays, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Cost: $200.00


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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