Volunteering at WIFC makes a difference to the lives of people in our community as well as enhances the experience of visitors to Welland.

If you have any questions regarding our volunteer program, please click here to contact our Volunteer Coordinator

Scroll Down to find the events that require volunteers and select the event that you would like to participate at.

Connecting Community & Building Waterway Spirit

The WIFC has a whole new Stipend Program that will benefit local organizations through volunteer hours. Volunteer with us and we will allocate stipend funds on your behalf to a local organization of your choice.

·         We have allotted $15,000 in stipend funds to local organizations for volunteerism at four WIFC events

·         For each volunteer shift, a portion of those funds will be allocated back to the non-profit community group or sports organization of your choice

·         We have a variety of positions available, including boat driver, marshalling assistant, boat holder, parking assistant, as well as score keeping and time keeping for our World Championship in Canoe Polo

·         The more shifts you take on, the more funds you’ll earn

·         Each volunteer gets a T-Shirt

·         Lunch is provided for all shifts!

·         This program operates over four events:

          o   June 9th RowOntario Small Boat Regatta

          o   June 29th – July 1st Canadian Dragon Boat Championships

          o   July 15th RowOntario Provincial Masters Championships

          o   July 31st – August 5th ICF World Canoe Polo Championships


Please select the event below that you would like to volunteer for:

Canadian Dragon Boat Championships: June 28 to July 1, 2018

ROWONTARIO Provincial Masters Regatta: July 15, 2018

ICF Canoe Polo World Championships: July 31 to August 5, 2018


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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.


  • The 2013 Junior and U23 champs was the most wonderful experience for us in South Africa. Although our kayak community is relatively small, we are an intense group of loyal supporters. Following the build-up on your website as well as your Facebook and the photos on WIFC Facebook page was the highlight of my day. Not only mine but many of us shared links from early morning. Thanks for the effort and a huge congratulations on your achievement. The live streaming gave many of us goose bumps and the occasional lump in the throat. I checked many comments by parents all over the globe, don`t worry, we are all the same, from Japan, Canada, Africa. Thanks for sharing the wonderful experience. Today I could watch my son`s semi-final on Youtube, tonight we will watch it again and every day I will check Youtube for new uploads.
    Chris Van Den Bergh

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