Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club

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Spring has Sprung!

Featured, Open House, Programs, Sidelaunchers, UncategorizedLaura Clemenhagen
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After a long and dark winter, the docks are finally in and we are ready to get out on the water! Thanks to everyone who came out to help get the docks in, the club cleaned out and the dragon boat launched. We have some new programs and membership structures for 2017 so check those out here.

We will launch the season with the first Dragon Boat practice on Wednesday May 17 from 6 to 7. Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 through the rest of May and June with the hopes of racing in Parry Sound on Saturday June 17, 2017.

Youth Racing has its official start on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and we have our work cut out for us with the first regatta rolling up quickly in June!

Finally, please join us for our Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10 to 1 to learn all about our programs and take a tour of the historic Watt's Boathouse.

2016 CDBCC Club Champions

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The 2016 Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club championships were held Aug. 28, 2016. U11 Boys K-1: Adam Jonsson, 38.87; Jack Bailey, DNF

U11 Boys OC-1: Adam Jonsson, 59.41; Jack Bailey, 1:10.91

U11 Boys K-2: Adam Jonsson & Jack Bailey, 42.40

U13 Boys K-1: Noah Jonsson, 34.18; Aidan McNeil, 35.62; Adam Jonsson, 38.97

U13 Girls K-1: Kai Bailey, 45.75

U13 Boys K-2: Noah Jonsson & Aidan McNeil, 34.54

U13 Boys OC-1: Aidan McNeil, 1:06.28; Noah Jonsson, DQ

U13 Boys C-1: Noah Jonsson, 56.56; Aidan McNeil, 1:26.75

U15 Boys K-1: Sam Martin-Chase, 31.40; Adam Bailey, 35.06

U15 Girls K-1: Nadine Oliynyk, 33.16

U15 Boys OC-1: Sam Martin-Chase, 50.37; Adam Bailey, 53.91

U15 Girls OC-1: Nadine Oliynyk, 44.41

U15 Boys K-2: Adam Bailey & Sam Martin-Chase, 35.53

U15 Girls K-2: Nadine Oliynyk & Kai Bailey, 35.47

U15 Boys C-2: Noah Jonsson & Adam Jonsson, DNF; Aidan McNeil & Sam Martin-Chase, DNF

Masters Men K-1: Derek Crawford, 30.94; Doug Linton, 33.16

Masters Women K-1: Kelly Dory, 34.56; Tami Swartz, 47.69

Masters Men SUP: Doug Linton, 58.65; Jon Jonsson, 59.65

Masters Women SUP: Barb Fydell, 56.16; Kelly Dory, 1:00.25; Colleen O'Neil, 1:02.66

Masters Men C-1: John Carswell, 40:54; Connor Linton, 57.81; Doug Linton, DNF

Masters Women OC-1: Kelly Dory, 45.50; Barb Fydell, 47.91; Colleen O'Neil, 52.87; Tami Swartz, 1:02.85

2015 Club Champions

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club hosted its annual club championships on Sunday, Aug. 23. U13 Girls K-1: Nadine Oliynyk (37.33); Quinn Czerny (1:18.60)

U13 Girls K-2: Nadine Oliynyk & Quinn Czerny (42.56)

U13 Boys K-1: Adam Bailey (40.26); Noah Jonsson (41.94); Oliver Czerny (58.65)

U13 Boys K-2: Adam Bailey & Oliver Czerny (45.00)

U13 Boys OC-1: Adam Bailey (56.88); Noah Jonsson (1:08.47)

U15 Girls K-1: Sofia Czerny (50.03); Emmanuelle Adamson (55.03)

U15 Girls K-2: Emmanuelle Adamson & Sofia Czerny (56.40)

U15 Girls OC-1: Emmanuelle Adamson (52.06); Sofia Czerny (1:04.06)

Masters Women K-1: Kelly Dory (33.19); Barb Fydell (52.44); Janet Adams (53.75)

Masters Women K-2: Kelly Dory & Nadine Oliynyk (33.03); Barb Fydell & Laura Clemenhagen (42.31)

Masters Women OC-1: Kelly Dory (46.12); Barb Fydell (53.94); Laura Clemenhagen (54.81); Janet Adams (1:07.56)

Masters Women C-1: Laura Clemenhagen (42.44)

Masters Women SUP: Barb Fydell (1:04.00); Laura Clemenhagen (1:08.40); Kelly Dory (1:14.28)

Masters Men K-1: Derek Crawford (28.56); Chris Skelton (32.40); Yevgen Oliynyk (42.40)

Masters Men K-2: Doug Linton & Brian Saunderson (32.34); Derek Crawford & Ian Adams (35.25); Chris Skelton & Yevgen Oliynyk (36.38)

Masters Men OC-1: Brian Saunderson (39.56); Chris Skelton (40.09); Yevgen Oliynyk (41.38); Doug Linton (41.84); Ian Adams (42.12)

Masters Men C-1: Brian Saunderson (34.31); Doug Linton (37.50); Ian Adams (43.12); John Carswell (47.53)

Masters Men C-2: Brian Saunderson & Doug Linton (35.09); John Carswell & Ian Adams (42.75)

Masters Men SUP: Brian Saunderson (46.56); Derek Crawford (52.91); Yevgen Oliynyk (54.43); Chris Skelton (56.97); Doug Linton (1:13.90)

Masters Mixed K-2: Kelly Dory & Brian Saunderson (29.84); Barb Fydell & Derek Crawford (35.63); Laura Clemenhagen & Chris Skelton (36.16)

Masters Mixed C-2: Laura Clemenhagen & Ian Adams (38.81); Kelly Dory & Brian Saunderson (43.53); Barb Fydell & John Carswell (1:20.09)

August is almost here!

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This summer is just flying past! Just a few items to update members on as we approach the end of the season.CLUB REGATTA & POTLUCK: The club will be hosting its annual club championships, along with a potluck dinner, on Aug. 23. The racing will begin at 1, with dinner starting around 6. The day should be a great opportunity to have fun on the water, and socialize with your fellow club members. The divisions this year are: Masters; U-19; U-17; U-15; U-13; U-11. Categories are: Open Kayak (K-1, K-2); Baumier Kayak; Outrigger Canoe; Canoe (C-1, C-2); SUP. We will be racing Open, Women, and Mixed (for team boats). In order to try and make the day as orderly as possible, please email Commodore Scoop at jaimek@sympatico.ca if you intend to race so we can develop a start list. We will also need volunteers to assist with marshaling, timing, starting, and safety boat. You can also email to advise what you will be bringing for the potluck. OPEN PADDLE: Did you know the club is open most weekday evenings from 5:30 until 7, and on Sundays from 4 until 6? It's a great opportunity hang out at the boathouse, and maybe try out a boat that you might not otherwise paddle. The commodore's challenge to members this month is to come out at least one night a week through August, other than a dragon boat practice, in order to get out on the water. Remember - it's your club. Make the most of your membership! WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR CLUB IN THE FUTURE?: The board of directors will have an opening this fall; as we head towards our Annual General Meeting later this year, we want to encourage our members to consider stepping up and working with the board. It doesn't even need to be a directorship; the club is always looking for its members to volunteer to organize social activities, and help with communications. The next time you're at the boathouse, feel free to chat with a director about how you might like to help out the club!

Open house & social

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The ice may still be in the harbour, but the Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is getting ready to hit the water. An open house and social will be held at the boathouse on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 1 until 4 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for club members to get together after a long winter, and a chance for new members to find out what all the fuss is about!

As a special enticement to new members - sign up for the season on April 26, and we'll apply the early bird registration fee of $275 ($550 for a family membership). The fee includes access to any club program, excluding kids paddle camp, including the competitive dragon boat team, open paddle, masters sprint, and the high performance competitive paddling for youth.

This deal is only open to individuals who are new to the club, or who have not been a member within the last five years.

Another season has passed

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club celebrated the 2013 season with its Annual General Meeting at the home of Bud and Sue Christensen on Friday, Nov. 22. Outgoing Commodore Brian Saunderson highlighted the achievements of the club, not only during this past year, but also the 10 seasons that the club has now been on the water, under his leadership.

In recognition of his contributions to the development of the club, incoming Commodore Ian Adams unveiled a new Builder's Award - the Brian G. Saunderson Builders Award - and acknowledged Saunderson as the first recipient.

The Paddlers of the Year award was presented to Nadine Oliynyk and Sam Martin-Chase in the youth category; Kelly Dory was the master women's paddler of the year, while Saunderson and Adams were the master mens' paddlers of the year.

Open Water Race, Aug. 25, 2013

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club will be hosting its annual open water race on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, for outrigger canoes, kayaks, and surfskis; registration for the open water race opens at 9:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The cost to enter will be $25 for the open water race (approximately 13-15 km, depending on conditions), and $15 for the shorter-distance open water race (approximately 6 km) to be held in early afternoon, and a Stand-Up Paddleboard race in Collingwood Harbour.

For more information, contact the club through our contact form.

For directions, go to Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-L4RHW5cpWzr6dhPtu85l

Open Paddle nights extended!

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As a result of our board meeting on June 28th, we have some important information to share with all members. First of all we would like to welcome Levi Beck as our first General Manager of the Collingwood Dragonboat and Canoe Club.

Thanks to the recent grant from the Trillium Foundation, the Club has funds to hire a General Manager for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Levi is no stranger to the club as he has been involved in Paddle Camp over the years. Levi will be working full time for the Canoe Club starting July 2nd, which means we will be able to extend open paddle hours.

Effective July 2nd, open paddle will be available Monday, through Friday, starting at 5:30 p.m. (lasting approximately two hours) and Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m.

Additional times may be available through arrangements with Levi.

Performance paddlers on the water!

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Performance Paddling practices are currently on-going and run on Thursdays from 4 until 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Regattas:

Mississauga: Saturday, June 8 — U13, U15, U17, Open men’s and women’s and Masters. Contact Kelly Dory or Brian Saunderson if interested in racing at this event

Dominion Day Regatta – Toronto Island: Monday July 1st. Categories to be announced shortly, Youth and Masters are included. Contact Kelly Dory or Brian Saunderson if interested in racing at this event.

More Regattas throughout the summer: Balmy Beach – Welland – July 20th; Trillium Championships Aug 17/18th (U13, U15 event); WOD - Welland – August 27/28th (U15 and up event);  CCA – Montreal Aug 28-31; CanMas – Montreal – Sept 1st. More information will follow for these events.

CDBCC offers stand-up paddling in 2013!

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Demo Day: Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day) at the Dragon Boat and Canoe Club, 1 - 4 p.m. New for 2013!

Classes will be offered at Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club on Heritage Drive, as well as Northwinds Beach in Craigleith. Classes will include Learn to paddle, Learn to Paddle Plus, Sunrise and Sunset Social Paddles, Boot Camp and Yoga. Groups and private sessions also welcome!

Classes

July: Four-class pass with rental board: $160 (Bring Your Own Board, $80) Eight-class pass with rental board: $280 (With BYOB, $144)

$35 insurance and membership fee will be added to all classes at Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club. All sessions are subject to HST.

Class dates: Mondays: July 8, 15, 22, 29. Tuesdays: July 2, 9, 16, 23 (make-up day, July 30) Wednesdays: July 3, 10, 17, 24 (make-up day, July 31) Thursdays: July 4, 11, 18, 25. August: There are only three Mondays - pricing will reflect this.

All classes will be limited to 6 people for safety and insurance reasons and to provide a good instructor to client ratio.

Private & semi-private sessions

With rental boards: Private one-person session: $95 Two-to-three people: $70 per person Four-to-six people:  $50 per person

Bring Your Own Board:

Private one-person session: $75 Two-to-three people: $50 per person Four-to-six people: $30 per person

Learn to Paddle!

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Are you an adult interested in learning to paddle? We've set our dates for the first session!- Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 pm - Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 pm - Sunday, June 16th at 5:30 pm - Tuesday, June 18th at 5:30 pm - Thursday, June 20th at 5:30 pm followed by a social. To register for the Learn to Paddle program, go to our registration page. If you wish more information, send us a message through our contact page.

High School crew fundraiser

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is hosting a fundraising event for the high school dragon boat crew, Thursday, May 9, starting at 8 p.m. at the Casbah nightclub on Huron Street. Admission is a minimum $5 donation (at the door), and the night includes raffles, prizes, and performances by local bands Not Ottawa and String Theory.

Proceeds from the night will help to fund the crew's entry fee to the Mississauga Dragon Boat Festival, to be held June 9, as well as the club's Paddle Camp Kids bursary program.

Club Social Night

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is inviting members - new and old - to a social night at the Huron Club (corner of Pine and Second streets in Collingwood) on April 25, starting at 7:30 p.m. Find out about the club, programs, and the dragon boat team - and get re-acquainted with your fellow club members, and maybe meet some new friends!

CDBCC annual open water race - Aug. 18, 2012

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is hosting its fourth annual open water race for outrigger canoes, kayaks, and surfskis; this race is also part of the Nelo Ontario Surfski Grand Prix.
The cost to enter will be $25 for the open water race (approximately 13-15 km), and $15 for the shorter-distance open water race to be held in early afternoon, and a Stand-Up Paddleboard race in Collingwood Harbour.
Registration for the open water race opens at 9:30 a.m. on the 18th.
Directions to Collingwood: From the east end of Toronto: 400 north to Barrie; at Bayfield Street exit, head north/west. Turn left at Highway 26, and follow the signs to Collingwood (at Stayner, you'll turn right at the lights at the Esso Station). Once you're in Collingwood, turn right at the first set of lights (Toyota dealership on your right-hand side), and follow that road (Pretty River Parkway) until it comes around a big curve and takes you past Sobey's(on the right). At the first set of lights past Sobey's, turn right (Heritage Drive), and you'll see the boathouse just before the grain elevators... Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-L4RHW5cpWzr6dhPtu85l


2012 season ready to get underway

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Greetings, paddling enthusiasts!
We're just about ready to get underway with the paddling season for 2012. In the next few days, you'll see a few updates to the site, including our fee structure for this season, as well as details on our programs for 2012.
On May 13, from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m., the Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club will be throwing open the doors of the historic Watts' Boathouse for our season kick-off open house. Weather permitting, you'll have a chance to try out the boats.
Also, look for us at the Collingwood YMCA the week of May 7; we'll be there in the late afternoon for a couple of hours to talk about the programs we offer.

Aug. 20 open water race - directions and info

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The Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club is hosting its third annual open water race for outrigger canoes, kayaks, and surfskis; this race is also part of the Nelo Ontario Surfski Grand Prix.
The cost to enter will be $25 for the open water race, and $15 for the shorter-distance open water race, and a Stand-Up Paddleboard race in Collingwood Harbour.

Directions to Collingwood:
From the east end of Toronto: 400 north to Barrie; at Bayfield Street exit, head north/west. Turn left at Highway 26, and follow the signs to Collingwood (at Stayner, you'll turn right at the lights at the Esso Station). Once you're in Collingwood, turn right at the first set of lights (Toyota dealership on your right-hand side), and follow that road (Pretty River Parkway) until it comes around a big curve and takes you past Sobey's(on the right). At the first set of lights past Sobey's, turn right (Heritage Drive), and you'll see the boathouse just before the grain elevators...
Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-L4RHW5cpWzr6dhPtu85l

From the west end of Toronto, and Mississauga: 400 north directions as above; alternatively, Hwy. 410 north to Highway 10. At Hwy. 89 at Primrose (set of lights), turn left toward Shelburne; at the lights just coming into Shelburne (Hwy. 124), turn right. At three-way stop in Singhampton, turn right, and follow the highway into Collingwood. At the northerly end of Hurontario Street (downtown Collingwood), turn right at the lights (Huron Street), and at the first set of lights (Heritage Drive), turn left.
Mapquest: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/1-3V3AvD6Vf1tj41SrHH2i

You can also follow Airport Road north to Stayner, and pick up Highway 26 at the lights at the Esso Station...

Upcoming Collingwood Regatta

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CDBCC will be hosting a regatta July 9th for youth and masters sprint canoe and kayak racers from Western Ontario. Races will run from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Shipyards. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are interested in volunteering your time to support the event, please contact us at info@collingwooddragonboats.ca. High school students welcome.

Open House

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The CDBCC is holding another open house on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 to 4:00. Bring your family and come on down to the Watts Boathouse to learn more about the great ways you can get fit and have fun on the water.