Collingwood Dragon Boat and Canoe Club

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Spring has Sprung!

Featured, Open House, Programs, Sidelaunchers, UncategorizedLaura Clemenhagen

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.

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!


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!


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!


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.