Ontario Youth Dragon Boat Championships

Coming in 2022

The Ontario Youth Dragon Boat Championships will be held at the Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 and will crown Ontario’s fastest youth dragon boat crew. Featuring Canada’s deepest field of competitive high school and junior crews, this regatta has already featured countless Canadian National Team athletes at the junior, under-24 and premier divisions and will again highlight some of Ontario’s fastest dragon boat crews (regardless of age classification).

Local and regional high schools from across Ontario will compete in an international style championship regatta featuring multiple race distances. The fastest mixed crew will be declared the Ontario Champion and awarded the Ontario Youth Cup.


  • Canada’s most competitive youth regatta of 2021
  • Dragon Boat Canada Sanctioning: meets standards of technical operations and officiating set out by national governing body
  • Dragon Boat Canada certified officiating crew

Event Details


Category # of Races Before March 1, 2020 Before August 1, 2020 After August 1, 2020
Youth Division 4 $850.00 $900.00 $1000.00
*Youth Division Package 4 $1300.00 $1350.00 $1450.00

*Youth Division Package includes 10 practices with a coach in Frenchman’s Bay, as well as your regatta entry fee

To book practices, send an email to katy.dunlop@alkame.ca

Prices are listed in CAD and do not include tax.


Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario

From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W towards Milton.
Take exit 320 to Regional Road 25 N.
Turn left on 5 Sideroad.
Turn left on Tremaine Road.
Turn right on Kelso Road.

Gates will be open at 6:00am Saturday. Please note: Each athlete must present a park pass to enter the park for free. All teams will receive 25 passes in the mail; any additional paddlers or guests will need to purchase their own passes online or at the gate (see website for individual pricing).


Full schedule will be posted on Monday, September 13th, 2021.

LIVE Results will be posted here:

Race Format:

  • All Youth teams will race 2x200m and 2x500m races

Shuttle buses begin running to the park at 7:30am and the registration tent will open at 8:00am for team check-in. A team captain’s meeting will take place at 8:30am, followed by marshalling for the first race at approximately 8:45am.


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


Stay tuned for all of the exciting food, drink and merchandise vendors!

Are you interested in being a vendor at our event? We would love to have you!

Vendor fees are $200 (+HST) and all vendors receive:

  • A 10x10 space in a prime area of the park
  • Website & logo promotion on our Festival page
  • Promotion through our team information bulletins
  • The option to add a business card, promotional item or coupon to our team swag bags

Vendors who select to be Race Sponsors (for an additional $50) will also receive logo/website promotion on our race schedule (printed and online) and company promotion/announcements over the loud speaker throughout the festival.

*Please note: In order to best serve our participants, we reserve the right to turn down vendor applications if we feel as though the market is already covered in this area.

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Questions about this event? Need some help with registering? Send an email to katy.dunlop@alkame.ca


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