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Due to Covid-19 capacity limts and mandated closures, Dragon Boat programming may change. In the case of a cancelation due to mandated closures, refunds will be issued.  The price will be prorated accordingly. Thank you for your patience as we navigate our way through the pandemic.

ABOUT Canal Dragons

Canal Dragons are recruiting new members.  Canal Dragons are Dragon Boat Crews for adults and seniors, all genders and abilities.  With 5 dragon boats, this program has room for growth and a spot for everyone,  whether you are a beginner, a competitive athlete or somewhere in between. The focus is on fitness, strength, paddling technique, individual and team development and camaraderie.   

Hope Floats Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) and Cancer Survivor (CS) Dragon Boat Crews are members of Canal Dragons. Hope Floats members register on Canal Dragons and indicate that they wish to be on the BCS or CS crew. Click here for more information about our Cancer Survivor crews. 

We have planned 9 races to choose from. Racing is optional. For a list of planned races click here

Participants will be assigned to boats/crews by the coaches. The coaches take into consideration crew and paddler needs, abilities and goals and will follow divisional rules. 

Les « Canal Dragons » recrute de nouveaux membres!

Qui sont les « Canal Dragons »?

Le groupe « Canal Dragons » comprend des équipes de bateaux-dragons pour adultes et séniors, hommes et femmes, quelle que soit leur habileté.  Avec cinq bateaux, ce programme offre une place pour toutes et tous, tout en offrant une occasion de croissance, que vous soyez débutant, athlète compétitif ou quelque part entre les deux.  L'accent est mis sur la condition physique, la force, la technique de pagayage, le développement individuel et d'équipe et la camaraderie.

Hope Floats Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) et Cancer Survivor (CS) Dragon Boat Crews sont membres de Canal Dragons. Les membres de Hope Floats s'inscrivent sur Canal Dragons et indiquent qu'ils souhaitent faire partie de l'équipe BCS ou CS. Cliquez ici pour plus d'informations sur nos équipes de survivants du cancer.

Nous avons prévu 9 courses au choix. La course est facultative. Pour une liste des courses prévues, cliquez ici.

Les participants seront assignés aux bateaux/équipes par les entraîneurs.  Les entraîneurs tiennent compte des besoins de l’équipe et des participants, de leurs habiletés et objectifs, tout en suivant les règlements mis en place par l’organisation.


On-water Season 2023

May 1 - October 30

Monday and Wednesday 

Spring May & June

Summer July 3 - September 14

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Autumn September 15 - October 30

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Winter Season 2022/23

December  through March 2

Monday & Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 8:pm

Mondays 4:00 pm - 5:30:pm

Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:am

Mix & Match 1 - 3x per week

Monday & Wednesday

Saturday & Monday

Saturday & Wednesday

Monday & Wednesday & Saturday

Monday or Wednesday or Saturday



1 mai - 30 octobre

lundi et mercredi

Printemps Mai & Juin

Été 3 juillet - 14 septembre

18h30 - 20h00

Automne 18 septembre - 30 octobre

18h00 - 19h30


décembre au 29 mars

Lundi & mercredi 18h30 - 20h

Lundi 16h- 17h30

Samedi 9h30 - 11h

Mélanger et assortir

 1 à 3 fois par semaine



samedi & lundi

Samedi & Mercredi

Lundi & Mercredi & Samedi

Lundi ou Mercredi ou Samedi


Fees may be paid in full or a monthly fee schedule can be arranged. 

2023 On-water Full Season:  $200

Spring: $100

Summer: $120

Autumn: Drop in fees $5 per session

2023/24 Winter Full Season

December through March :

3x per week: $tbe

2x per week $tbd

1x per week $tbd

Prorated fees available for late registration if space is available.

Drop-in Fee: 

  • Member:  On-water $5 |  Winter $15
  • Non-member:  Spring Training  |On-water $10 | Winter $20.

Contact: for late registration price.


Les frais peuvent être payés en totalité ou un barème de frais mensuels peut être établi.

Saison complète sur l'eau 2023 :

200 $

Printemps : 100 $

Été : 120 $

Automne : 5 $ baisse des frais

Saison complète d'hiver 2022/23

De decembre à mars :

3x par semaine :  $

2x par semaine :  $

1x par semaine :  $

(dans le réservoir @ WIFC)

Frais au prorata disponibles pour les inscriptions tardives si des places sont disponibles.

Frais d'inscription :

Membre : Sur l'eau 5 $ | Hiver 15 $

Non-membre : Entraînement printanier |Sur l'eau 10 $ | Hiver 20 $.

Contactez : pour le prix des inscriptions tardives

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Upcoming events - évènements à venir

    • 04/12/2023
    • 30/03/2024
    • WIFC
    • 67

    *Changes to pricing as of november 20, 2023*

    Canal Dragons

    Canal Dragons Dragon Boat Crew include our Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Crew, Hope Floats, and our Para Dragons Crew. 

    Winter session 2023-2024

    This is an excellent program to build on your strength, fitness and technique through the winter to prepare for the on-water season. 

    These are 90-minute sessions split between the gym and paddle tank.


    December 4, 2023, through to March 30, 2024.  

    No practice on stat holidays (December 25, January 1, and February 19).

    No practices during March Break (March 9-17)

    Anyone may participate in 1, 2, or 3 sessions per week.  

    A package of six sessions is available. 


    • 1x per week (up to 16 practices) $165 + HST with new 25% discount
    • 2x per week (up to 30 practices) $281.25 + HST with new 25% discount
    • 3x per week (up to 44 practices) $450 + HST with new 25% discount
    • Package of six sessions $72 +HST with new 25% discount
    • Drop in fee: $16 + HST
    • Payment may be made in installments.  Email to arrange this.
    • The new discount is generously provided from the profits of the 2023 Hope Floats Challenge Regatta.  
    • Those people who paid full price for Winter Training will receive a credit of equal amount to their On-Water Training for 2024.


    4:30 - 6:00 pm 


    6:30 - 8:00 pm 


    6:30-8:00 pm


    9:30 - 11:00 am

    • Please wear indoor shoes in the gym and paddle tank area. 
    • Gym equipment, including paddles, are to be returned to their proper location at the end of a practice.
    • Gym equipment in the fitness area is to be wiped down.
    • Weights are to be stored in the proper area.
    • Change rooms are left clean with no damage to lockers, garbage is in its proper place, etc.

    • 04/12/2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • 18/12/2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Flatwater Centre
    • 33

    Come paddle with us at our Introductory Indoor Dragon Boat sessions at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

    90 minute sessions, 45-minutes in the gym and 45-minutes in the indoor paddle tank.  

    Sessions are Mondays December 4, 11, and 18

    Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

    Address: 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland


    $40.00 for all 3 sessions

    $30 for any 2 sessions

    $15 for any 1 session

    Try it in December! If you love it as much as we do, join Canal Dragons for Winter training January through March! 

    Prices for the full winter training will be prorated to match your start date.

    • Please wear indoor shoes in the gym and paddle tank area. 
    • Gym equipment, including paddles, are to be returned to their proper location at the end of a practice.
    • Gym equipment in the fitness area is to be wiped down.
    • Weights are to be stored in the proper area.
    • Change rooms are left clean with no damage to lockers, garbage is in its proper place, etc.

Paddling location

Welland International Flatwater Centre

16 Townline Tunnel Road

Welland, ON 

Contact Us 


108 Thorold Road East

Welland, ON L3C7A6

Many thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support! 

Very special thanks to photographer and SNCC friend Anthony Gallaccio of Welland.

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