PDBC Junior

For athletes between ages of 12 – 18 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 2020 Club Crew World Championships in France. 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 2019 Canadian Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 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 2020 Club Crew World Championships in France

2018-2019 Season Plan

Winter Program

At Alkame Paddlezone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 20, Pickering)

First Practice: Sunday Oct 28th 2018
Last Practice: Sunday Feb 3rd 2019
Times: Sundays 6-8 pm
Cost: $220

At Afterburn Fitness (230 Nantucket Ave, Scarborough)

First practice: Sunday Feb 10 2019
Last practice: Sunday April 14 2019
Times: Sundays 3:50-4:50 pm
Cost: $200

Summer Program

First Practice: Wednesday April 24th 2019
Last Practice: Wednesday October 16th 2019
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm 
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm 
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00pm

Cost: $400


  • Pickering Festival June 1st & 2nd 2019
  • Toronto Island Regatta June 15th & 16th 2019
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge August 10th 2019
Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

2019 Important Dates:

March 2nd Kickoff Meeting at P3 Paddle Zone
End-of-season Banquet October 19th 2019


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  • 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 danielle.albers@pdbc.ca