2014 National Dragon Boat Championships
A showcase of unity. Paddler and water. Drummer and paddlers.
22 athletes in all, working in perfected precision as they charge down
Welland’s Waterway as one! Plunging blades to the intense beating of the
dragon boat drum, surging the boat forward toward the finish line. There
is an immeasurable passion encapsulated in each boat, a palpable dedication and
spirit, each crew with a national title within their grasps. The best dragon
boat crews of the nation will leave it all on the water this summer in Welland.
National Dragon Boat Championships taking place July 4-6, 2014 is the highlight of the flatwater
season with nearly 2,000 athletes from across Canada coming to Welland to
compete in hopes of being named a National Champion. Discover and partake
in this ancient Chinese cultural tradition hosted right here on Welland’s
Waterway. While watching race action, you will also be able to wander
about the Shoreline Festival; an exhibition of food, music and merchants.
Sip wine, enjoy the sights and sounds. Catch the roar!! We
encourage all to come out and cheer on crews from coast to coast as they
compete to capture the title of National Champion.
Championships will give revellers a hint of the excitement to come as the sport
of Dragon Boat delivers the World again to the shores of the Welland
International Flatwater Centre as athletes from around the globe come to
compete in the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in August
Come celebrate this amazing event with us; marvel at the fierce competition, absorb
the tradition, and help us welcome the athletes to the waterway.
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