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ORCC Dragon Boat Team Training

See below for winter training opportunities and stay fit with your ORCC friends!

Get active and paddle on the beautiful Ottawa River with the ORCC dragon boating team. Dragon boat provides a great core and upper-body workout in a fun on-water team environment. The ORCC team plans to compete in five festivals this summer with training starting in early May.

2018 Festival Schedule

  1. Tim Hortons Ottawa Festival - June 23 & 24
  2. Constance Bay Festival - July 7
  3. Arnprior Festival - July 21
  4. Rideau Festival - August 25
  5. Quebec Cup - September 15 & 16

Dragon Boat Registration

Athletes must be ORCC members which provides:

  • Use of club facilities and equipment during regular club hours throughout the entire season – from May through October. This includes the use of the skill-appropriate boats, paddles and life-jackets.
  • Member registration rates for ORCC programs.
  • Dragon boat training registration : $90 (+HST)
      • Coached dragon boat training minimum 2 sessions per week for twenty weeks, May 6 to September 16
      • Extra training sessions on Thursdays leading up to festivals
      • Sundays, Tuesdays, and most Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm (daylight dependent, starts earlier in August and September)
      • See the ORCC Dragon Boat Calendar for dates and times at the bottom of the Dragon Boat Programs page
*Festival fees are extra and not included in the above fee
  • Spring training camp registration : $175 (+HST)     
      • Location:  Mont-Tremblant Pavillon Vielle-France
      • Date: Friday June 1st 10:00 am until Sunday June 3rd 1:00 pm
      • Accommodations: shared with 2-3 bunk beds per room 
      • Meals: a kitchen will be available for group meals (menu TBD) and restaurant options are available
      • Cost: approximately $175 per person covers accommodation and coaching (food is extra) (partners can pay for just the accommodations if they want to join the group)
      • Minimum of 20 participants is needed. 

    Please note that these are adult programs.

    We welcome P4L athletes (ORCC masters members) who wish to compliment their sprint training with some early season dragon boat fitness.

    Learn more at these links:

    ORCC DB team history

     and Coach stroke tips 


    And for more information contact: Anita at dragonboat@orcc.ca


    Open for registration


    Email contacts: 

    • info@orcc.ca (general and program information)
    • camps@orcc.ca
    • kayaking@orcc.ca
    • canoeing@orcc.ca
    • sup@orcc.ca
    • programs@orcc.ca
    • dragonboat@orcc.ca

    Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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