Free learn to paddle dragon boat sessions

come paddle with us!

SÉANCES GRATUITES D'APPRENTISSAGE À PAGAYER EN BATEAU DRAGON

VENEZ PADDLE AVEC NOUS !

South Niagara Canoe Club

Your Destination For Paddling Sports


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Brought to you by the Ontario Trillium Fund these 90 minute sessions give Niagara Region residents the opportunity to try the sport of Dragon Boat in a safe and fun environment at no charge. 

Please scroll down to register.

No experience necessary. Have fun, learn the sport, the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. Ages 18 - 80+ . Dragon boat is for everyone. There is no limit to how many Learn to Paddle sessions you may attend.  

What's in it for us?  We are recruiting for all our Dragon Boat Crews for 2023. Winter, indoor training is the best time to start! We invite you to join our crews, recreational and/or competitive. 

Still have questions? Please email canaldragons@sncc.ca or call Brenda @ 289 990 8303. 


See our regular Dragon Boat Programs here.   

See our Covid-19 policy here

Présentées par le Fonds Trillium de l'Ontario, ces séances de 90 minutes donnent aux résidents de la région de Niagara l'occasion d'essayer gratuitement le sport du bateau-dragon dans un environnement sécuritaire et amusant.

Veuillez faire défiler vers le bas pour vous inscrire.

Aucune expérience nécessaire. Amusez-vous, apprenez le sport, le coup et acquérez les compétences et la confiance nécessaires pour rejoindre un équipage de bateau-dragon. De 18 à 80 ans et plus. Le bateau dragon est pour tout le monde. Il n'y a pas de limite au nombre de sessions Apprendre à pagayer auxquelles vous pouvez assister.

Qu'y a-t-il pour nous? Nous recrutons pour tous nos équipages de bateaux dragons pour 2023. L'hiver, l'entraînement en salle est le meilleur moment pour commencer ! Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nos équipages, récréatifs et/ou compétitifs.

Vous avez encore des questions ? Veuillez envoyer un courriel à canaldragons@sncc.ca ou appeler Brenda @ 289 990 8303.

Consultez nos programmes réguliers de bateaux-dragons ici.  

Voir notre politique Covid-19 ici

Winter 2023 indoor Learn to Paddle Schedule


What are these divisions and where do you fit in?     Click here 

Member & Non-member program

Scroll through the calendar below to find your preferred Learn to Paddle session or click on the division below to go pull up a list of sessions for that division only.  You may register for any of the sessions, even if you are not within that age division. Breast Cancer and Cancer Survivor sessions are exclusive for Cancer Survivors and their supporters.  Special Needs sessions are exclusive for Special Needs individuals and their supporters.


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    • 11/12/2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 24
    Register

    Meet & Greet Hope Floats Breast Cancer Survivor Crew including a LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors and Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    Sunday December 11 4 - 5:30 pm

    This indoor session is exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors and Cancer Survivors & their supporters.


    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Date:  Sunday, December 11 2023

    Time:  4:00 - 5:30 pm

    Arrive:  Between 3:45 -& 4:00 pm  

    Hang around until 6:00 pm afterward for informal socializing and questions.

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.


    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules


    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 12/12/2022
    • 23/12/2022
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 21
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT advanced sessions- ready to jump right in? These six indoor sessions are during our regular crew practices.

    December 12,14,19&21

    Mondays 4:30 -6pm & 6:30 - 8pm Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm

    Learn to Paddle spaces with the crew are limited to 4 participants per session.  You can only register for one session at a time. 

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center

    • 06/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - for ages 69+ (Senior D)

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    Date:  Friday, Jan. 6 2023

    Time:  4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Arrive:  4:15 pm 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior D athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 

     

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.


    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules


    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 06/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 24
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters. This indoor session is exclusive.

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    Date:  Friday, Jan. 6 2023, 

    Time:  4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Arrive:  4:15 pm  

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.


    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules


    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 06/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 24
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 49+ (Senior B)


    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    Date:  Fri, Jan. 6 2023

    Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Arrive:  6:15 pm  

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior B athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 06/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 39+ (Senior A)

    Date: Fri, Jan 6 2023, Time: 6:30 - 8pm, Arrive 6:15 pm


    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior A athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 06/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages <40 (Premier)


    Date: Fri Jan. 6 2023, Time 6:30 - 8pm Arrive 6:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Premier athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 07/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 24
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.


    Date: Saturday Jan 7, 2022, Time: 4:30 - 6 pm, Arrive 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 07/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    Date: Saturday Jan 7 2023, Time: 4:30 -6pm, Arrive 4:15 pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 08/01/2023
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    Date: Sunday Jan 8 2023, Time: 2:30 - 4pm, Arrive 2:15

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 08/01/2023
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 26
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    Date: Sunday Jan 8 2022, Time: 2:30 - 4pm, Arrive: 2:15 pm

    No experience necessary. Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 08/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 23
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 59+ (Senior C)


    Date: Sunday Jan 8 2023, Time: 4:30 - 6pm, Arrive: 4:15 pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior C athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 08/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 26
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT free indoor session - Special Needs 


    Date: Sunday Jan 8 2023, Time: 4:30 - 6pm, Arrive 4:15 pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    This session is exclusive for Special Needs individuals and their family or supporters.  


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.


    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center

    Covid-19

    If you are unwell, we ask that you stay home. You will be missed, but we appreciate all efforts to stop and reduce the spread of covid-19, influenza and rsv.  Mask wearing is encouraged.  Vaccinations are required.


    • 13/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    Date: Friday Jan 13 2023  Time: 4:30 - 6pm  Arrive 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 13/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 69+ (Senior D)


    Date: Friday January 13 2023  Time: 4:30 - 6pm  Arrive 4:15 pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior D athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center

    • 13/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages <40 (Premier)


    Date: Friday January 13 2023  Time: 6:30 - 8pm  Arrive 6:15 pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Premier athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Cente

    • 13/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 39+ (Senior A)


    Date: Friday Jan 13 2023  Time: 6:30 - 8pm  Arrive: 6:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior A athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 13/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 49+ (Senior B)


    Date: Friday Jan 13 2023  Time: 6:30 - 8pm  Arrive: 6:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior B athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center

    • 14/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 26
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.


    Date: Saturday Jan 14 2023  Time:  4:30 - 6pm  Arrive: 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 14/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - Senior C for ages 59+


    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior C athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Date:  Sat, Jan. 14 2023

    Time:  4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Arrive:  4:15 pm  

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.


    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules


    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 15/01/2023
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    Date: Sunday Jan 15 2023  Time 2:30 -4pm  Arrive 2:15 pm

    No experience necessary. Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 15/01/2023
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 24
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT exclusive for Breast Cancer Survivors & their supporters.

    This indoor session is exclusive.

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    Date:  Sun. Jan. 15 2023

    Time:  2:30 - 4:00 pm

    Arrive:  2:15 pm  

    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 15/01/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 26
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 59+ (Senior C)


    Date: Sunday Jan 15 2023  Time: 4:30 - 6pm  Arrive 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior C athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center


    • 15/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 25
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 39+ (Senior A)


    Date: Sun, Jan 15 2023  Time: 4:30 - 6pm  Arrive 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior A athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center

    • 15/01/2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland International Fatwater Center
    • 26
    Register

    LEARN TO PADDLE DRAGON BOAT - ages 49+ (Senior B)


    Date: Sunday Jan 15 2023  Time: 4:30 -6pm  Arrive: 4:15pm

    No experience necessary.  Have fun, learn the sport and the stroke and gain the skills and confidence to join a Dragon Boat crew. 

    This session is not exclusive. Please feel free to attend this session if you are outside of the age category and you are accompanying a Senior B athlete or are unable to find a session in your age category that fits your schedule. 


    Click here for a list of things to wear and bring.

    Covid-19

    Click here for the covid-19 rules

    Click here for information on the Welland International Flatwater Center



Paddling location

Welland International Flatwater Centre

16 Townline Tunnel Road

Welland, ON 


Contact Us 

Email:  info@sncc.ca

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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