For athletes ages 18 – 24 who are interested in paddling at the highest level the sport of dragon boat racing has to offer.

This program is designed to compete at the most competitive international level and will aim to peak at the 2022 Club Crew World Championships in Floria. This program is currently seeking motivated athletes (regardless of paddling experience) that are willing to grow and evolve into the best paddlers and athletes they have ever been.

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Program Goals

  • To perform at the highest level at the 2022 CCWC in Florida
  • 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

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 2020

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.

2019-2020 Season Plan

Paddle Ergometer Training

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

First Practice: Sunday, November 15th, 2020
Last Practice: Sunday, April 25th, 2021 (No practice at Paddle Zone in Feb/March)
Day & Time: Sundays, 6:00-7:20pm
Cost: Local Fee $250, Distance Fee $175

*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, 2020 – April 30th, 2021. (Register in October and receive October 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, February 7th, 2021
Last practice: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 5:25pm-7:25pm
Cost: Local Fee $160.00, Distance Fee $110.00

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

Summer Program

First Practice: Wednesday, April 26th, 2021
Last Practice: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sundays 12:00 – 2:00pm

Cost: Local Fee $600.00, Distance Fee $500.00

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


  • Milton Dragon Boat Festival, May 29th, 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 U24 athletes. 10:1 athlete to coach ratio.

First Practice: Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Last Practice: Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Day & Time: Sundays, 4:00-6:00pm
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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  • Qualified in 2019 for CCWC’s in France, 2020


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca