PDBC Junior

For athletes between the ages of 12 – 18 who are interested in paddling at the highest level the sport of dragon boat racing has to offer. This program is designed to compete at the highest international level and will aim to peak at the 2022 Club Crew World Championships in Florida. This program is looking for motivated athletes (regardless of paddling experience) that are willing to grow and evolve into the best paddlers and athletes they have ever been.

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Program Goals

  • To have a full program consisting of 20+ men and 20+ women
  • To compete at the 2021 Canadian Championships
  • 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
  • To reach peak performance at the 2022 Club Crew World Championships in Florida

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 Paddlezone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 20, Pickering)

First Practice: Sunday, November 15th, 2020
Last Practice: Sunday, January 24th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 4:40pm - 5:50pm
Cost: Local Fee $220, Distance Fee $155

*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. (Receive the month of October 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

At Afterburn Fitness (230 Nantucket Ave, Scarborough)

First practice: Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Last practice: Sunday, April 18th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 3:20pm-5:20pm
Cost: Local Fee $300.00, Distance Fee $170.00

*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
Sundays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cost: $500
*Please note that there is no discounted distance membership for summer paddling.


  • Pickering Festival, June 5th & 6th, 2021
  • Hamilton Waterfest, July 10th & 11th, 2021
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge, August 7th, 2021
Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

OC Rentals & Coaching

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

First Practice: Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Last Practice: Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 12:00pm-2:00pm
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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  • Winners of the U18 banner at the 2019 Canadian National Championship
  • 2x Gold Medalist, 3x Silver Medalist at the 2018 CCWC in Szeged, Hungary
  • Winners of the U18 banner at the 2018 Canadian National Championship
  • Silver at the 2017 Canadian National Championship
  • 9 medals at the 2006 CCWC in Toronto


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca