PDBC Senior C

A competitive dragon boat program for athletes 60+. The program will aim to field a high caliber men’s, women’s and mixed crew in 2020. This program will attempt to continue its history as one of the world’s fastest 60+ dragon boat programs.

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

Program Goals

  • To field one of the world's most competitive Senior C programs
  • To win the Senior C division at the 2021 Canadian Championships
  • To medal at the CCWC’s in France 2022
  • To utilize unique characteristics of our club to create a healthy, progressive, developmental and successful program

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

First Practice: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Last Practice: Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Day & Time:
Wednesday, 9:00am - 10:10am (Senior C Women)
Wednesday, 10:20am - 11:30am (Senior C Open)

Cost: Local Fee $400, Distance Fee $280

*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, 2019 – April 30th, 2020 (Register in October and receive that month 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 14th, 2021

Day & Time:
Sundays, 9:05am – 11:05 am (Senior C Women)
Sundays, 11:10am – 1:10pm (Senior B/C Open)

Cost: Local Fee $240.00, 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 (Senior C Mixed)
Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm (Senior C Women/Open)
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm (Senior C Mixed)
Fridays 10:00am – 12:00pm (Senior C Women/Open)
Sundays 10:00am -12:00pm (Senior C Women/Open)

* All athletes that are available are expected to attend Tuesday, Friday & Sunday practices
* Monday & Wednesday evening practices are for selected athletes only

Cost: Local Fee $750.00, Distance Fee: $525.00

*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 5th & 6th, 2021
  • GWN Sport, July 17th, 2021
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Festival, August 7th, 2021

*Does Not Include: Racing Jersey or Canadian Championships fees

OC Rentals & Coaching

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

First Practice: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Last Practice: Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:30am

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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  • 2019 Canadian National Champions
  • 5x Gold Medalist, 3x Silver Medalist and 1x Bronze Medalist at the 2018 CCWC in Szeged, Hungary
  • 2x Gold and Silver Medalist at the 2016 CCWW in Adelaide Australia
  • 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Canadian National Champions
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists at the 2014 CCWCs in Ravenna, Italy
  • Several members represented Canada at World Championships


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca