pdbc Senior A

For athletes age 39-49 who are interested in paddling at the highest level the sport of dragon boat racing has to offer. By virtue of implementing our 3-year plan 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.

*Please note that this is a competitive program so athletes must be selected to compete with us.

Program Goals

  • To perform at the highest level at the 2020 CCWC in France
  • 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

New for 2020

In hopes to achieve year long commitment and training from our paddlers, we have opened registration for every program available for the entire 2019/2020 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, 15% off for 5 programs, and 20% off for registering for all 6 programs with PDBC.

2019-2020 Season Plan

Paddle Ergometer Training

At Alkame Paddle Zone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 21, Pickering)

First Practice: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Last Practice: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Cost: Local Fee: $420.00, Distance Fee: $300.00

*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 2019/2020 season. The Paddle Zone membership allows athletes access to all gym facilities and equipment for a 6-month period.

Dates: November 1st, 2019 – April 30th, 2020.

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 19th, 2019
Last practice: Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Day & Time: Sundays, 6:10pm - 7:10pm

Cost: Local Fee $220.00, Distance Fee $160.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Spring Training Week in Tampa, Florida

A 6-day, intensive training camp to kick-start your 2020 on-water season, which will include both dragon boat and outrigger practices.

Dates: Competitive week is April 12th – 17th, 2020. Athletes should be prepared to travel on April 11th & April 18th, 2020.

Location: Chase Suites, 3075 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida


  • Two paddle sessions daily at 8:00am and 4:00pm
  • 2 outrigger practices and 7 dragon boat practices
  • Both an outrigger regatta and a dragon boat regatta on the final day
  • 1 afternoon off and a group social Friday night
  • 2 video review sessions per athlete

Cost: $400.00 (Does not include travel or accommodations).

Due to the nature and cost involved with this event, all athletes must be registered prior to February 1st, 2020.

Summer Program

First Practice: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Fridays 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: Local Fee $820.00, Distance Fee $570.00

*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.


  • Pickering Dragon Boat Festival, June 6th & 7th, 2020
  • Hamilton Waterfest, July 4th & 5th, 2020
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Festival, August 8th, 2020

*Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

OC Rentals & Coaching

12-week OC training program designed specifically for Senior A athletes. 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.
Begins May 24th and ends August 16th, 2020.
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost: Full Program (OC Rental & Coaching) $400.00, Coaching Only (OC Owners) $180.00

2020 Important Dates:

Sunday, December 8th, 2019 – PDBC Testing
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 – PDBC Testing
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 – PDBC Kick-Off Meeting
Saturday, October 17th, 2020 – PDBC Banquet


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  • Gold and Bronze medalists at the 2014 CCWC in Ravenna, Italy
  • 4th place finish at the 2019 Nationals in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Gold medal in the 200m at the 2014 CCWC’s in Italy
  • Multiple medals at the 2012 CCWC’s in Hong Kong


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca