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 2022. 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 2022 Canadian Champions
  • To medal at the CCWC’s in Florida, 2022
  • To utilize unique characteristics of our club to create a healthy, progressive, developmental and successful program

Returning for 2022…

In hopes of achieving a year long commitment and continuous training from our paddlers, we have opened registration for every program available for the entire 2021/2022 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 5 or more PDBC training programs!

*Registration must be completed by December 31, 2021 in order to receive multi- program discounts*

Membership Fee

In order to best serve our athlete base, all PDBC competitive 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 variety of customized to paddlers workout programs. Membership fee is not eligible for the pricing discount.

2021/2022 Season Plan


Please note to participate in any program, athletes must be fully vaccinated against Covid 19

Indoor Training:

Paddle Ergometer Training

At Alkame Paddle Zone (1050 Brock Rd, unit 21, Pickering)
First Practice: November 3, 2021
Last Practice: April 6, 2022
No practice December 29, 2021

Day & Time:
Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 11 am ( Women)
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12 pm (Women)
Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 1 pm (Open/Mixed)

Cost: Local Fee $460.00 Distance: $325.00
*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Alkame Paddle Zone - Membership

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

Dates: November 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022

Cost: $330.00 (Register in October and receive that month for FREE!)
(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.

Pool Paddling

At Afterburn Fitness (230 Nantucket Ave, Scarborough)
First practice: January 23, 2022
Last practice: April 10, 2022

Day & Time: Sundays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am (Women), 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Men)

Cost: Local Fee $250.00, Distance Fee $175.00
*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Outdoor Training:

Dragon Boat:

First Practice: May 2, 2022
Last Practice: October 20, 2022

Day & Time:
Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00pm
Sundays, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
No practice: July 17 - 26 due to CCWC, August 18 - 21 due to CDBC

Cost: Local Fee: $650.00, Distance Fee: $460.00
*Distance pricing is only for members who live outside of the GTA and cannot attend more than 60% of practices.

Includes 3 regattas
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.

OC Coaching Practice Schedule: May 6, 2022 - June 24, 2022 and August 5, 2022 - September 2, 2022
*No coached sessions in July, No practice: August 19, 2022

Day & Time: Fridays, 9 - 10:30 am OR 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Cost: Full Program (OC Rental & Coaching) $450.00, OC Rental Only (no coached sessions) $275.00, Coaching Only (OC Owners) $200.00

OC Rentals: Begin in late April and continue until early October ( weather permitting)

Additional Training:

Zoom Workouts:

Athletes can choose to participate in a weekly training program offered through Zoom. This will be led by a certified CanFitPro instructor. It will be tailored to the needs of dragon boat athletes. A minimum of 10 people is required for this program. Zoom Workouts are not eligible for the pricing discount.

Schedule: November 4, 2021 - March 17, 2022

Day & Time:
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00


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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