PDBC Mustangs

The PDBC Mustangs program is geared towards athletes who previously paddled as part of the Sir Oliver Mowat high-school dragon boat program. Now paired with PDBC, the Mustangs will continue to be a high- school focused and driven program for athletes in grades 9 – 12. Athletes will participate in a one-month long indoor training program in April, followed by a two-month long outdoor program prior to competing at the annual Pickering Dragon Boat Festival and the Toronto Island Dragon Boat Festival. 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.

Athletes will now have the option of joining the PDBC Mustangs program alone OR they may join the Mustangs AND the PDBC Junior program for the entire season.

Program Goals

  • To have a full program consisting of 80+ athletes
  • To compete at the highest level of high-school dragon boat racing in Canada
  • To compete and medal at the Pickering Dragon Boat Festival and the Toronto Island Dragon Boat Festival
  • 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

2019-2020 Season Plan

Option 1: PDBC Mustangs

Paddle Ergometer Training

Location: Alkame Paddle Zone

First Practice: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Last Practice: Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Day & Time:
Grade 9/10, Tuesdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am
Grade 11/12, Thursdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am
*Athletes are encouraged to do a workout at their school gym on the days that they are not scheduled to be at Paddle Zone

Spring Program

Location: Frenchman’s Bay Marina

First Practice: Tuesday, May 5th , 2020
Last Practice: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Day & Time (all athletes):
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am

Cost: $125.00

Includes:

  • Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, June 7th, 2020
  • Toronto Island Dragon Boat Festival, June 20th, 2020
  • PDBC Mustangs jersey

Option 2: PDBC Mustangs & PDBC Junior

Paddle Ergometer Training

Location: Alkame Paddle Zone

First Practice: Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Last Practice: Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Day & Time:
Grade 9/10, Tuesdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am
Grade 11/12, Thursdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am
*Athletes are encouraged to do a workout at their school gym on the days that they are not scheduled to be at Paddle Zone

Spring Program

Location: Frenchman’s Bay Marina

First Practice: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Last Practice: Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Day & Time (all athletes):
Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:15am – 7:45am

Summer Program

Location: Frenchman’s Bay Marina

First Practice: Wednesday, April 22nd
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 14th

Day & Time:
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sundays 10:00am – 12:00pm

Includes:

  • Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, June 6th, 2020
  • Hamilton Waterfest, July 4th & 5th, 2020
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Festival, August 8th, 2020
  • Canadian National Championships, July 24th – 26th, 2020 (additional fees apply)
  • PDBC Mustangs jersey

Cost: $500.00

Registration

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Questions?

Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca