Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club

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Youth Racing Program

This program is for those individuals interested in Flatwater/Sprint Canoe and Kayak Racing. This program is the extension of paddle camp for those wanting to take their skills to the next level; however, new paddlers are most welcome!

Starting June 1, 2019 and for the month of June, practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 12:00. Throughout July and August, practices are daily (Monday to Friday) in the morning, from 9:30 to 11:30 for all age groups. Age groups are as follows: U12, U14, U16 and U18. We understand that athletes have many commitments, including other teams, school and family vacations. Attendance at every practice is NOT mandatory. For more information and a detailed summer schedule please email

The focus of the Youth Racing Program is to teach the fundamentals of sprint paddling with a focus on fun, water safety and participation.

All sessions will be at the Watts Boathouse, the Club's historic boathouse on Heritage Drive in Collingwood's scenic harbour.

There will be an opportunity for participation in out-of-town regattas.

All equipment will be provided by the Club, although we recommend each paddler bring their own properly fitted and approved personal flotation device (PFD) equipped with a whistle.

Spring 2019 Program (starting June 1 and for the month of June):

Practices typically run Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (4 to 6pm) and Saturday morning (9-12). Please email for more information. 

Summer 2019 Program:

Starts July 2nd, ends August 23. Practices run daily in the morning (9:30-11:30). For more information please email

Fall 2019 Program: 

Practice times and dates TBA. Please email for more information. All abilities welcome.