PDBC Recreational Program

The Recreational Program at PDBC is designed for athletes of all ages. We strive to help everyone achieve a dragon boat experience that suits their own specific fitness and exercise goals.
To facilitate this, the Recreational participants will be divided into crews of like- minded paddlers:

Recreational Advanced – Experienced paddlers who are consistent with their attendance and attend 2 or more practices per week, and attend both indoor training and pool paddling. Spring training week in Tampa is also highly encouraged. These paddlers will compete at all three summer regattas that are included in registration. They would have the desire to work hard, improve paddling skills and be prepared to paddle outside their comfort zone to achieve personal and team goals.

Recreational Intermediate – Experienced paddlers who are looking for more emphasis on fun and perhaps paddling with their existing friends while still maintaining their fitness level and competitive edge. They will practice one to two times a week (perhaps Wednesday morning and one evening), and attend two summer regattas that are included in registration. These paddlers may or may not attend some of the winter training/pool paddling sessions.

Recreational Novice – Made up of both experienced paddlers who are looking for more emphasis on fun, as well as new paddlers who want to learn while getting fit. Light exercise and perhaps paddling with their existing friends without the strong commitment to competition. Paddlers are committed to practicing once a week but are welcome to come to two practices per week. Fees include 2 regattas, unless you register for Wednesday morning only, which does not include any regattas.

OC Rentals & Coaching

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

Monday, May 31st - Monday, August 23rd
*No practice on Monday, August 2nd

Day & Time:
Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:30pm OR 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 10:30am OR 6:00pm – 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: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Last Practice: Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Day & Time:
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost: $200.00


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If you have any questions, please contact membership@pdbc.ca or nljones@rogers.com.