2018 Dragon Boat participants: Dragon Boat will be winterized on October 15th, at 6:30pm (meet at the trailer).

Youth Racing Winter Training: registration opens October 20th… stay tuned!!

  • Group practice on the water at Petrie Island

Petrie Island Canoe Club


Congratulations to all PICC paddlers on a tremendous racing season!  A big thanks to all of our sponsors, parents, volunteers, supporters, and coaches!! 

2018 Winter Registration for kids 12yrs+ will open on October 20th.  We offer an incredible variety of activities, designed to build well-rounded athletes, and to keep them in optimal shape for the racing season!   Athletes from other sports welcome- COME TRAIN with US!!

PICC plans to winterize its 750-lb Dragon Boat on Monday, October 15th, at 6:30pm.  Since it is a very heavy boat, everyone who participated in Dragon Boat this summer is invited to help.  Meet up by the trailer- sprint kids and parents are encouraged to help, as well!

Petrie Island Canoe Club – Get Outside, Stay Outside!

Petrie Island Canoe Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, serving the community of Orleans by providing top-quality local recreation to people of all ages and abilities through its paddling programs.

PICC has offered full-year training since we opened in 2016.  This year, PICC added Dragon Boat, expanded into the 16+ age category, and added on-water Spring Training (May-June) for both new and experienced paddlers to help prepare for the competitive season.  Older athletes may attend Spring Training Camp in Florida, and compete for a berth on Team Canada at the National Team Trials.

PICC’s summer programs (spanning July & August), are always very busy.  Regatta-Ready programs wrap up with a low-key, novice regatta every two weeks.  Youth Racing athletes compete most weekends.  For younger kids, the competitive season culminates with the Provincial Championships, and athletes U16+ may also qualify to race at the National Championships.

Kids as young as 10 may participate in PICC’s Fall Training program (Sept-Nov), which includes running, resistance, and on-water practices.  Younger athletes may attend three practices per week, while older athletes may train as many as eight times per week.

Winter Training runs from November until April/May, and includes swimming, pool paddling, running, circuits/weights, skiing, and a variety of games and drills. For more information on these and all other programs visit the Programs Section