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RegattaSport Partners with Dragon Boat Niagara 2015

RegattaSport Partners with Dragon Boat Niagara 2015

Posted Feb 5th, 2015 in General

​Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is delighted to announce Niagara’s own RegattaSport as the Official Apparel Partner and Volunteer Outfitter for the two international championships taking place at the Welland International Flatwater Centre this August.

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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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Safety First As Ice Forms on Waterways

Posted Jan 6th, 2015 in General

With the reduced temperatures being experienced and ice forming on local area waterways, many folks will be looking to expand their recreational activities onto and around the ice. Be cautioned that ice that may ‘look safe’, may very well not be safe and be too thin for recreational purposes. With many factors affecting ice thickness and the unpredictability of water and weather conditions, there is no sure way to guarantee the safety or thickness of ice.

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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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Ontario Trillium Foundation Invests in Welland’s Flatwater Centre with Dragon Boat Acquisition

Ontario Trillium Foundation Invests in Welland’s Flatwater Centre with Dragon Boat Acquisition

Posted Dec 1st, 2014 in General

The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation, in partnership with Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) and the South Niagara Canoe Club (SNCC), received funding to purchase dragon boats for permanent use at the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario. The $123,800 grant provides the necessary base funding to acquire both large (20 person) and small (10 person) international standard dragon boats.

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St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Youth Have Paddles at the Ready in the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank

St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Youth Have Paddles at the Ready in the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank

Posted Dec 1st, 2014 in General

Approximately 40 St. Mary Catholic Elementary School students took part in the first of many Community Programming sessions at the Welland Indoor Paddle Tank on Wednesday, November 19th.

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Community Groups Receive Honourariums from WIFC Events

Community Groups Receive Honourariums from WIFC Events

Posted Oct 6th, 2014 in General

This past flatwater season, over 30 events were successfully hosted on the Welland’s Recreational Waterway at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North and South Courses. Hosting over 11, 000 participants throughout the season was no small feat and there are many individuals who deserve to be recognized for working hard and for making each event a success.

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Community Groups Benefitting from WIFC Events

Posted Oct 2nd, 2014 in Events

Since 2009, the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation has provided volunteer honourariums to community organizations and clubs and the organization is pleased to announce that with the conclusion of the 2014 season, they have surpassed the $100,000 mark. To date, the WRCC has assisted 40 organizations with $112,000 in honourariums.

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Fallapalooza Showcases CanoeKayak Canada National Team Members Giving Back

Posted Sep 18th, 2014 in Events

The Welland International Flatwater Centre is pleased to be the host of the Fallapalooza 2014 Training Camp on Saturday, September 20 to Sunday, September 21st. Over one hundred youth, between the ages of 13 – 16, will arrive Saturday morning at 8 am to register, from across Southern Ontario as well as Ottawa. Four youth from the South Niagara Canoe Club will be taking advantage of this amazing opportunity in their own backyard.

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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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