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    • 01/05/2024
    • 31/03/2025
    • SNCC @ WIFC 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, Ontario

    Dragon Boat 3 for free!

    Not sure if Dragon Boat is for you?

    Come try Dragon Boat with our crews, 3 times for free.

    Please register to priovide your emergency contact information and to sign the SNCC waiver.  Email to arrange details of your free trial 

    Dragon Boat 3 gratuitement !

    Vous ne savez pas si Dragon Boat est fait pour vous ?

    Venez essayer Dragon Boat avec nos équipages, 3 fois gratuitement.

    Veuillez vous inscrire pour fournir vos coordonnées d'urgence et pour signer la renonciation SNCC. Envoyez un courriel à pour organiser les détails de votre essai gratuit

    • 01/05/2024
    • 6:30 PM
    • 31/10/2024
    • 8:00 PM
    • SNCC - WIFC
    • 54


    Performance, Development and Recreational crews

    Mixed, women's, cancer survivor & breast cancer survivor crews

    Adults of all genders and fitness levels welcome.  

    This program focuses on individual and team development, fitness, strength and technique.  Canal Dragons attend 1 -5 races.  

    Racing is optional, and racing fees are additional. You may attend as many or as few races as decided between you, your team and your coach.

    Participants are assigned to training groups:

    Performance, Development or Recreational.

    Recreational or Development can be chosen by the paddler, Performance must be earned with a commitment to training and developed paddling skills. The coaches will help you decide where you fit and movement from one training group to another is fluid.

    Mixed, women's, age categories, para, cancer survivor and breast cancer survivor crews train with both their training groups and with their class category crews.


    May - August 6:30-8:00pm

    September 6:00 - 7:30 pm

    October TBD

    Development and Performance: -Mondays and/or Wednesdays 

    Crews train for racing, fitness, strength, skill and camaraderie.

    Recreational paddling:  Mondays.  

    Crews train for wellness and camaraderie. 

    Weekends TBD and will be an extra charge.

    The schedule changes in autumn when the days get shorter.  The membership will be polled to determine which days and at what time training will be in October.

    There will be two night paddles scheduled.

    Member Price:  

    Full season May 1 - October 31

    1x per week $150

    2x per week $250 

    Spring session May 1 - June 30

    1x per week $100

    2x per week $150

    Summer session July 1 - August 31

    1x per week $100

    2x per week $150

    Spring & Summer May 1 - August 31 - note the price is the same as for the full season, choose full season when registering for Spring & Summer - no autumn.

    1x per week $150

    2x per week $250

    Drop in fee $12.

    Want to give us a test run? Contact us for 3 for free trial sessions.

    Payments may be made in installments

    No discounts for vacations or sick days, prices have been developed with both in mind. No practices on holidays.

    Do you wish to join for part of the on water season only?

    You may join us mid-season. Simply register for the remainder of the on water season and prices will be prorated to the end of the season, your invoice will be updated and issued.

    Non-member price:

    Double the member price.  Membership recommended. See the Join-Us tab. 

    Joining late in season? Need more information? Contact

    • 07/06/2024
    • 6:15 PM
    • 23/08/2024
    • 7:45 PM
    • WIFC, 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, Ontario

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

    Family and friends are welcome to join the crew or watch.  All paddlers and volunteers must register.  

    Price: $35

    Schedule: June 7 - August 16.

    Friday evenings 6:15 - 7:45 pm.

    On land warm up at 6:15, on the water 6:30 - 7:30, on land cool down 7:30 - 7:45

    No Practice on July 26 - closed for Can/Am Dragon Boat Championships.

    No practice on August 9 - closed for Hope Floats Challenge.

    No practice on August 23 - closed for the Western Ontario Division CK Nationals.

    No practice on August 30 - closed for Labour Day Holiday weekend.

    Registration fee includes racing fees for the Hope Floats Challenge Dragon Boat Festival Saturday August 10 2024

    Location:  Welland International Flatwater Center

    9 training dates: June 7,14,21,28, July 5,12,19,August 2, 16.


    All equipment supplied.   

    It is recommended to bring your own life jacket if you have one.

    For more information contact

    Volunteers: This program is 100% volunteer driven by SNCC members and participant family or support.

    • 03/07/2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 14/08/2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • South Niagara Canoe Club
    • 7
    Are you someone who loves the water?  

    Do you want to be a part of a new kayaking program?

    South Niagara Canoe Club with funding from Canoe Kayak Canada is excited to be offering a pilot program for individuals aged 15 and up with intellectual impairments.

    Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, July 3- August 14th, no sessions on July 22 and 24

    Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Cost: $50/person, no HST

    Wear comfortable clothing as you might get wet.

    Bring a towel, a dry change of clothes, and bottled water to drink.

    Support persons are welcome to cheer from the shore.  

    SNCC will provide the boat, the paddle, and the personal flotation device/life jacket.  Along with fun and safe training!

    Email: for more information.

    • 08/07/2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • 07/09/2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • SNCC @ WIFC
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Canal Dragons - OC1 for Dragon Boat

    This program provides individual training for dragon boat paddlers. Technique and preparation for Time Trials are the main focus. 

    Once filled, consideration will be given to setting up further one day per week sessions. 

    A great alternative for dragon boat paddlers is rentals and rentals with a mentor.


    Summer Session, 1x/week $75 +hst

    Program Schedule

    Summer Schedule: July 8 - September 3, 2024,  No practices on Holidays.

    Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm

    All efforts will be made to reschedule programming due to events on the WIFC, North Course.

    SNCC reserves the right to delay or end programming early due to weather, and/or water conditions.

    For further information please contact

    • 24/07/2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 28/07/2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Welland International Flatwater Centre, North Course
    • 09/08/2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11/08/2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Welland International Flatwater Centre, North Course

    Posted for scheduling purposes.  More information here:

    Return of the 2nd annual Welland Hope Floats Challenge, a dragon boat festival focused on the Breast Cancer Survivor population.

    • 05/10/2024
    • 08/10/2024
    • Welland International Flatwater Centre, North Course

    Posted for scheduling purposes only.

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 and Delta City Bingo in Welland for their support! 


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

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