Petrie Island Canoe Club is pleased to offer two unique Dragonboat Programs! An Introduction to Dragonboat Program for beginners and individuals interested in joining a team as well as the Adult Dragonboat Program for full 22 person crews(20 paddlers + 1 Steerperson and 1 Drummer).

Introduction to Dragonboat Program (4 weeks)

Petrie Island Canoe Club Program Registration
  • DATE: TBD – July and/or August
  • TIME: Weekdays/Evenings
  • PRICE: Approx $80/person

WHAT TO EXPECT: If there is sufficient interest, an Introduction to Dragonboat Program will run in July and/or August.

At least 12-20 people are needed due to the size of a dragonboat. If you would be interested in joining a once a week for 4 weeks Introduction to Dragonboat program in July or August, please email to inquire. The cost would be approximately $80 per person for a 4 week session. When we have sufficient interest, we will arrange a session. Our instructor is a certified cox with many years of coaching experience.

All necessary equipment including paddle and mandatory Canada-approved PFD will be provided.

At the completion of one course, participants may choose to enroll in a subsequent introductory program or indicate to the instructor that they wish to join an existing Dragon Boat Team. PICC will endeavour to connect participants with teams in need of paddlers wherever possible. Please ask your coach for more details on these options.

No registration or payment is necessary until we have sufficient numbers.

Adult Dragonboat Program (8 weeks)

  • DATE: TBD – July and August
  • TIME: Weekdays/Evenings
  • PRICE: Approx $80/person

WHAT TO EXPECT: This program is for 22 person crews of adults and older teens aged 16+ years, and will teach basic strokes, as well as safety and teamwork skills. Participants will be out paddling our dragon boat from the first class and by course end, equip them with the necessary skills to paddle confidently, as part of a crew, in a recreational team setting.

The 2018 Adult Dragon Boat Program Includes:

  • Introduction to the sport of dragon boat by qualified coaches
  • 4 or 8 week evening program
  • One 1-hour coached dragonboat session each week
  • Opportunity to register and compete as a team in a local dragon boat festival

Captains, register your 22-member teams for a 4 or 8 week season today! E-mail our coaches at

Short a few paddlers? Let us know how many you need, and we’ll help recruit! Need a team to paddle with? Send an e-mail to, and let us hook you up! Once we’ve found you a team, we’ll send you your welcome e-mail, and you’ll be on your way.

Petrie Island’s qualified trainers will teach you everything you need to know about this highly social team sport. Coached practices will run weekday evenings, for one hour of friends, fun & fitness. No equipment or previous experience necessary!

Dragon Boat is perfect for team building, fostering goodwill and sportsmanship, and boosting confidence and morale. Your workouts are sure to be fun and satisfying!