South Niagara Canoe Club

Your Destination For Paddling Sports

Dragon boat is for adults of all ages, genders, and fitness levels. It is a team sport with crews up to twenty paddlers. If you have never paddled a dragon boat, you are encouraged to attend FREE Learn to Paddle sessions. 

Dragon Boat PROGRAMS

Available to Members & Non Members

Member Programs

Scroll down to register or click on the program below for more information.

canal dragons
mixed dragon boat crew

breast cancer survivors

(BCS) Hope floats

Member & Non- Member Programs

Register Below

    • 04/12/2021
    • 28/03/2022
    • WIFC
    • 14

    Canal Dragons (includes Hope Floats)

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

    Winter session 2021

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

    90 minute sessions split between the gym and paddle tank.

    This program is focused on fitness, stroke development and technique.

    Saturday sessions are recommended for athletes that want to step it up a notch and are enthusiastic about racing.  

    Schedule & Member Price:  Payment may be made in installments

    No practices on holidays: Christmas, New Years, Family Day

    Monday & Wednesday evening session:

    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    December 6 - March 28 inclusive - 32 sessions


    Saturday morning & Monday evening session:

    6:30 - 8 pm Monday

    9:30 - 11 am Saturday

    December 4 - March 28 inclusive - 31 sessions


    Saturday morning & Wednesday evening session:

    6:30 - 8 pm Wednesday

    9:30 - 11 am Saturday

    December 4 - March 26 inclusive - 31 sessions


    Saturday morning & Monday & Wednesday evening session:

    6:30 - 8 pm Monday & Wednesday

    9:30 - 11 am Saturday

    December 4 - March 28 inclusive - 47 sessions


    Monday evening session

    Schedule 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    December 6 - March 28 inclusive - 16 sessions


    Wednesday evening session:

    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    December 8 - March 23 inclusive - 16 sessions


    Saturday morning session: By exception only. Must have a code to register for Saturday morning only, contact 

    9:30 - 11:00 am

    December 4 - March 26 inclusive - 15 sessions


    Late season starts where spaces available will be prorated. Contact 


    Due to covid-19 variable restrictions and rules will be placed by all levels of government and SNCC.  All registrants must be fully vaccinated. Covid-19 rules must be followed at all times.  Click here for the covid-19 rules.  

    Currently the Ontario government has lifted capacity restrictions on gyms and restaurant.  However, we are keeping the capacity limit on until we can watch the trends and be sure that they are not going to be rolled back.  The limit is 20 people per session for now. Please put your name on the waiting list if the session you would like is full, we anticipate increasing the limit and/or adding more sessions to accommodate everyone. 

    • 01/07/2022
    • 26/08/2022
    • 7 sessions
    • WIFC, 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, Ontario

    This inclusive dragon boat session is designed for Special Needs individuals. 

    Family and friends are welcome to paddle or watch.  All paddlers must register.

    Friday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

     July 1  - August 26  $35

    Registration fee includes a t-shirt. 

    No practices during Canada Summer Games August 6th - August 22nd.


    All equipment supplied.   

    Due to covid-19 it is recommended to bring your own life jacket if you have one.

    For more information contact

    We will be requirng proof of vaccination to participate. 

    There are three different easy ways to obtain proof of vaccination. 

    1. Public Health will have emailed you a certificate when you were vaccinated. You can search your inbox by looking for this subject line:  Dose Administration Receipt / Récépissé de l'administration de la dose

    2. You may have been handed a vaccination receipt at your appointment. Scanning or taking a picture of the receipt for your second dose and emailing it to us will suffice. 

    3.  If you cannot find or did not receive your email from public health, you can dowload your certificate by clicking on this link You will need your health card.  

    Please send your proof of vaccination to

List of programs

canal dragons
Member Program

A mixed crew with a focus on fitness, paddling stroke and technique and camaraderie. Flexible to meet your schedule. Racing is optional. Participants train seasonally 1-3 times per week. 

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breast cancer survivor (BCS) - Hope floats

Member Program

A BCS crew with a focus on community outreach. Participants are members of Canal Dragons with additional BCS only events.

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special needs dragon boat crew

Member & Non-member Program

Designed for special needs individuals, their family and friends focusing on safety, fun, camaraderie, and fitness.
Participants train once per week.

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learn to paddle

Member & Non-member Program

Sprint/Canoe Kayak  Dragon Boat    Dragon Boat: Exclusive to Breast Cancer Survivors and their Supporters  

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group/team building/rentals

We can customize a program for your group whether it is a team building session, a race preparation, or a rental. Contact us today!

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To participate in any of our member programs you must be a member
2021 Annual Membership fee is $95, Family Membership $170

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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