A showcase of unity. Paddler and water. Drummer, steersperson, 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.
2015 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships taking place June 26 - 28, attracts more than 2,500 athletes from across Canada 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. 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 at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course, home to 9 of the next 10 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships.
These Championships will give revelers 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; this August athletes from around the globe will come to Welland to compete in the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships.
June 26 - 28
Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course
16 Townline Tunnel Road Welland, ON