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canal dragons program

Due to Covid-19 Dragon Boat on-water programming have been scheduled to begin in July. This date may move in either direction. Spring training will run until on-water programming can begin.

The price will be prorated accordingly.

ABOUT Canal Dragons

Canal Dragons is a mixed Dragon Boat Crew  for all genders and ages. This program is ideal for families and individual athletes whether you are a beginner, a high-performance athlete or somewhere in between. The focus is on fitness, developing paddling skills, and fun. Racing is optional. 

In a regular paddling season, we offer a variety of packages for your convenience. However, during Covid-19 there have been several restrictions. If a session below does not suit your needs, please contact  Perhaps we can work something out for you.

Paddles and life jackets are supplied however,  due to covid-19 we strongly encourage bringing your own life jacket if you have it.  For spring training, it is recommended you bring a yoga mat.  


Spring training

May 2 - until on-water session commences

Monday & Wednesday  time tdb based on polling of registrants.

On-water Session

July 5 - September 15 on Monday and Wednesday

6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

September 20 - October 29 

Start and end times daylight dependent

(Saturdays 10 - 11 am may be added based on registration numbers)

Winter Session

January - March Monday and Wednesday

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:30 - 11:00 am


Spring Training Session: TBD pay as you go

On-water Session:  approx $85 will prorate as required 

Winter Session:  approx $220 

(in the tank @ WIFC)

Drop-in Fee: 
  • Member:  Spring Training tbd |On-water $5 |  Winter $10
  • Non-member:  Spring Training tbd |On-water $10 | Winter $20.
Prorated fees available for late registration if space is available. Contact: for late registration.

Register below

Upcoming events

    • 30/04/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 07/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • At home! On ZOOM!

    These online Dragon Boat Technique sessions led by Gwen Vernon, coach of Hope Floats Dragon Boat crew, are great whether you are an experienced paddler looking for a refresher or a beginner that has never held a dragon boat paddle and everyone in between.  

    Friday April 30th 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Friday May 7th 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    We encourage everyone to attend both sessions, but if you can't each session stands alone, so please attend as many as you can.  The zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered.  

    Equipment needed:  a broomstick (or paddle) and a chair.                         

    • 02/05/2021
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • 01/07/2021
    • 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • SNCC

    Canal Dragons & Hope Floats

    Competitve and recreational athletes.

    Please register now to show your interest in this program. 

    Polls to be sent to registrants only. 

    We focus on fitness, paddling technique and fun.

    All genders, ages and fitness levels welcome. 

    Due to covid-19 Dragon Boat  programming will be mostly off-water training.  Multiple off-water exercise pods with an on-water pod for paddling technique in dragon boats. Physical distancing and mask wearing rules will be strictly enforced.

    Program Schedule & Price: TBD depending on poll results of those that register for this event by April 11th.


    TDB Pay as you go, collections will be taken at each session to cover the cost of the program. 


    May 2nd until regular on-water programming can commence.

    There are no practices on holidays. 

    Monday & Wednesday evenings.  Exact time and length of sessionsTBD based on polling those who register for this program. 

    Sessions will be 60 or 90 minutes and begin at 6:30 or 6:45 pm, and end at 7:30,7:45 or 8:00 pm. 

    Based on registration numbers, Saturdays may be an additional option. 


    • 30/06/2021
    • 6:45 PM (EDT)
    • 29/09/2021
    • 7:45 PM (EDT)
    • SNCC

    Canal Dragons & Hope Floats

    We focus on fitness, paddling technique and fun.

    All genders, ages and fitness levels welcome. 

    Due to covid-19 Dragon Boat on-water has been scheduled to begin in July.   

    This date may move.  The price will be prorated accordingly and an invoice will be sent. 

    Program Schedule

    July 5 - September 29 - Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 4:30-6:00pm

    There are no practices on holidays.

    Price·   $85 +HST 

    Based on registration numbers, Saturdays may be an additional paddling option. 

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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