22nd Annual

Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge

Saturday June 2nd, 2018 – Frenchman’s Bay, Pickering

A Dragon Boat Canada Qualifying Regatta!

Sport divisions will follow all DBC race regulations including equal gender crew composition in the mixed division (aka 10 male & 10 female paddlers)

Ontario’s first highly competitive dragon boat festival of the racing season expects to provide its usual sneak peek into the World’s fastest dragon boat club crews.

This regatta also features an extremely competitive and robust university division. University crews should check out the special opportunity to race both in the University and Sport Mixed divisions.

We are proud to host one of Canada’s most competitive annual regattas, the Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge, on Saturday June 2nd, 2018. Prominent clubs expected to attend include: Outer Harbour Warriors, NDRC, Hammerheads, Iron Dragons and the Pickering Dragon Boat Club.

The Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge will feature a wide variety of racing divisions including: Sport Mixed, Recreation Mixed, University Mixed, Sport Women, Recreation Women, Sport Open (Men) and Recreation Open (Men).

For crews competing in the Sport Mixed division, the unique and hugely popular Championship Point System will return. The fastest 10 Sport Mixed crews will compete in a series of 3 championship races: 200m, 500m and 2km in length. These crews will be trying to garner the most championship points and secure the overall points title. The winner will be awarded the Oikawa Cup and receive a free entry into the 2019 Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge.

Featuring

  • Dragon Boat Canada Sanctioned Regatta
  • Dragon Boat Canada certified officiating crew
  • Historically Ontario’s most competitive regatta
  • Championship point system guaranteed to maximize value for sport division crews: 5 races over 3 distances
  • Highly competitive University division with value opportunity to race in both university and sport mixed divisions

Event Details

Location

Festival Parking

The Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot will be the primary parking lot of the Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge. FREE Shuttle Buses will transport athletes from the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot to the race site.

  • There is no parking on-site (Bruce Handscombe Park)
  • Police and City By-Law officers will be patrolling the area and will enforce all city parking by-laws
  • Vehicles in violation of parking by-laws risk being tagged and/or towed

Shuttle Bus Service

  • The Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge provides FREE shuttle bus service from the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot to the race course
  • All vehicles are instructed to park at the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot
  • Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot can be found East of the GO station along Bayly St & north on Sandy Beach Rd. (As this location is a parking lot and does not have an address the closest address for GPS purposes is 1550 Bayly St, Pick, Ont, L1W 1Y7)
  • FREE Shuttle Bus Service will commence at 630am on Saturday and 730am on Sunday. (buses will run every 15 minutes during peak arrival/departure times)
  • Festival volunteers will be on site to organize lineups according to the race schedule.

View Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge in a larger map

Pricing

Division

Cost

Total

Sport Mixed Division
- 3 guaranteed races
- DBC Sanctioned: Crews must be members of DBC.
- PFD exempt
$1,148 +hst $1,297.24
Sport Women Division
- 3 Guaranteed Races
- Championship Point System
- 2 x 500m, 1 x 200m
$752 +hst $849.76
Sport Open Division
- 3 Guaranteed Races
- Championship Point System
- 2 x 500m, 1 x 200m
$752 +hst $849.76
Recreation Mixed Division
- 3 guaranteed races
- all crews accepted
$998 +hst $1,127.74
Recreation Women Division
- 3 Guaranteed Races
$752 +hst $849.76
Recreation Men Division
- 3 Guaranteed Races
$752 +hst $849.76
University Mixed Division
- 3 guaranteed races
- Championship Point System
- 2x 500m, 1x 200m
$965 + hst $1,090.45
University/ Sport Mixed Special
- Sport Mixed Division (all races)
- University Division
(2 championship races, applying Sport Mixed Heat time to University division)
$1,248 + hst $1,410.24
Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) Division
- 3 guaranteed races
- Championship Point System
- 2x 500m, 1x 200m, 1x Mystery Race
$955 + hst $1,079.15

All prices will go up by $100+HST on May 1st so pay early to take advantage of our Early-Bird pricing!

Schedule

  • Race Format (will be updated May 2018)
    The official race format is an overview of the day's race progression, race statistics, and awards ceremonies.
  • Race Progression (will be updated May 2018)
    A detailed view of the day's races with crew names and lane numbers.

Awards

Sport Mixed: Oikawa Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

University Mixed: University Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Rec Mixed: OPG Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

Sport Women: Sport Women Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

Sport Open: Sport Open Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

High School Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Community Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Vendors

If you would like to see your business here please refer to the Vendors page to get more information about becoming a vendor at the Pickering Festival.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge please contact us at:
647-544-8442
danielle.albers@pdbc.ca


Registration

Step 1:
Complete the registration form here

Step 2: Complete payment. Methods of Payment accepted are Paypal, EMT or Cheque.

  • If payment is made by Paypal please provide name and email of processing individual
  • If payment is made by EMT please email payment to danielle.albers@pdbc.ca; EMT password: festival2018
  • If payment is made by cheque please make payable to “PDBC”
  • Mailing Address: 1383 Fordon Ave. Pickering ON, L1W1K1

Step 3: Please complete Team Roster/Waiver Form

Please note payment by Paypal does not count as registration; you must complete the online registration form.

Payment (Paypal)