Annual Open House Summer Kickoff on the Waterway: Make a Splash!

Posted Jun 23rd, 2014

Annual Open House Summer Kickoff on the Waterway: Make a Splash!

Do you have a passion for flatwater sports, or, are intrigued to find out if you have an inner talent with an ore or a paddle in your hand? Ever wonder what it would be like to leisurely paddle with your closest friends on a gorgeous summer day, taking in the scenic landscapes from a new perspective?  Saturday, June 28th is the Summer Kickoff on the Waterway and YOU are invited to join us for a day in the sun at the PenFinancial Credit Union Flatwater Community Centre! Starting at 11 am, rowing shells, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and stand up paddle boards will be made available to individuals of all ages. Whether you have never been out on the water or are a well versed waterway explorer, all ages and experience levels can have a good time on the waterway.

The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation is excited to be hosting this Annual Open House event in partnership with community organizations such as the South Niagara Canoe Club (SNCC), the Notre Dame Rowing Club (NDRC), the Welland Canoe Rental Program, and the Fearless Females. Toronto 2015 Pan Am activities will also take place and Canadian flags will be given away to those in attendance. Featuring a free barbeque starting at 12:30 pm, free lessons in flatwater sports, free stand up paddle board yoga with Fearless Females, free boat rentals, and many more family fun activities - start your summer off right and make a splash on the recreational waterway!

Join us:

Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

11 am – 3 pm

PenFinancial Credit Union Flatwater Community Centre

108 Thorold Road East

Welland, ON

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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Present Gold Medals at the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Aug 21st, 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, will be in attendance in the afternoon of Saturday, August 22 , at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course for the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Her Honour will present gold medals to members of the winning team.


  • “Dragon Boat Canada is looking forward to our continued working partnership with the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation and we only expect the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships to flourish in years to come.The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a great asset to the dragon boat community and Dragon Boat Canada is excited to call the Welland International Flatwater Centre home for upcoming Championships”
    Chloe Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada.

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