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Welland Welcomes the World

Posted Aug 14th, 2015 in Events

The best dragon boat crews from around the globe will leave it all on the water next week in Welland. This is the first time the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships are to be hosted in Canada and will be drawing from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Macau, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United States. Each day, this event will attract nearly 5,000 individuals to Niagara.

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Welland Welcomes Pan American Countries

Posted Aug 4th, 2015 in Events

Welland will be host to the 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships, August 14 – 16, at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. Join the excitement and be a part of the roaring crowd cheering on Canadian crews as they surged down Welland waters; August is the month of dragon boat in Welland.

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2015 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

2015 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

Posted Jun 24th, 2015 in Events

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

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You're Invited to the Tank to Waterway Celebration

You're Invited to the Tank to Waterway Celebration

Posted Apr 22nd, 2015 in Events

The inaugural winter season at the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank is ready for transition to the Waterway. With over 1,000 people participating in activities at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) tank this winter, the multiple programs and offerings had much success. The ice has cleared, spring has sprung and the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation invites you to join us at the ‘Tank to Waterway Celebration’ on Saturday, May 2nd, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, at the WIFC North Course.

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Less than 170 Days Away from  Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Less than 170 Days Away from Welland Welcoming the World Again….

Posted Feb 27th, 2015 in Events

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 (DBN2015) was delighted to launch its Volunteer Program on Wednesday, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Community (WRCC) Community Office located at the Seaway Mall.

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Eventful 2015 on Welland’s Recreational Waterway

Posted Feb 9th, 2015 in Events

The 2015 season will see more than twenty (20) events hosted on Welland's Recreational Waterway. The flatwater sport season will consist of a wide range of events taking place on the North and South Courses of the Welland International Flatwater Centre, along the Waterway, as well as the PenFinancial Credit Union Flatwater Community Centre.

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Welcome the World with us this Summer

Welcome the World with us this Summer

Posted Feb 9th, 2015 in Events

​Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is delighted to launch its Volunteer Program on Wednesday, February 25th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Community Office located at the Seaway Mall across from Sportchek. The community is invited to join the excitement and learn more about welcoming the world with us this summer.

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Boarding Pass Program: The Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Welcomes You

Boarding Pass Program: The Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Welcomes You

Posted Jan 22nd, 2015 in Events

The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) will launch the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Boarding Pass Program on February 6 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: a community oriented initiative welcoming individuals of all ages and experience levels to participate in flatwater sports throughout the winter months for free.

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Welland to Be Long Term Host of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

Welland to Be Long Term Host of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

Posted Jan 8th, 2015 in Events

Following successful hosting of the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships in Welland in recent years and the December 2014 announcement of the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s investment in dragon boats for the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), Dragon Boat Canada is teaming up with the WIFC to make Welland the host City of the national championships five (5) of the next six (6) years, with an opportunity to renew the collaborative agreement, making Welland host of ten (10) out of the next

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Be a Part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland

Be a Part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland

Posted Dec 8th, 2014 in General, Events

​Being a part of an Arts and Culture Legacy in Welland is as simple as stroking a paintbrush. The public is encouraged to leave their mark on the Pan Am Community Canoe through an easy paint-by-numbers station that will be set up at the Seaway Mall in a storefront, called the Community Project Shop.

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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.

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  • “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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