PDBC U24/Premier/Senior A

For athletes age 19-49 interested in paddling at the highest level the sport of dragon boat racing has to offer.

By virtue of implementing our 3-year plan this program is looking for motivated athletes (regardless of paddling experience) that are willing to grow and evolve into the best paddlers and athletes they have ever been.

Please note that this is a competitive program so athletes must be selected to compete with us. Please contact danielle.albers@pdbc.ca for more information.

Program Goals

  • To perform at the highest level at the 2020 CCWC in France
  • To instill physical, technical and psychological excellence in our athletes towards their future performances
  • To attract athletes who would like to go on the journey of a lifetime

2018-2019 Season Plan

Winter Program

At Alkame Paddlezone, 1050 Brock Rd. unit 20, Pickering

First Practice: Sunday Oct 28th 2018
Last Practice: Sunday Feb 3rd 2019
Times: Sundays 4-6 pm

At Afterburn Fitness, 230 Nantucket Blvd, Scarborough

First Practice: Sunday Feb 10 2019
Last Practice: Sunday April 14 2019
Times: Sundays 4-6 pm

Summer Program

First Practice: Wednesday April 24th 2019
Last Practice: Wednesday October 16th 2019
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00pm

Local Membership = $1600

Distance Membership (over 100km from Pickering) = $1350

U24 Membership (only for those between 19-24): $1200

Membership includes:

  • 6 month membership to Alkame Paddlezone
  • 6 month membership to our OC club
  • Training sessions from October 28th 2018 to October 16th 2019
  • Pickering Community Festival June 1 & 2nd 2019
  • Toronto Island Regatta June 15-16th 2019
  • Guelph Dragon Boat Challenge August 10th 2019

*Payment Plans available

Does not include

  • Racing Jersey
  • Canadian Championships fees

2019 Important Dates:

March 2nd Kickoff Meeting at P3 Paddle Zone
End-of-season Banquet October 19th 2019


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  • Third place finish at the GWN Regatta in the mixed division
  • Premier Mixed and Premier Men Small Boat Silver and Bronze medallists at CCWCs April 2016 in Adelaide, Australia
  • First place finish Quebec Cup 2015
  • Third place finish at TIDBRF 2015
  • Premier Women Bronze Medalists at Canadian Championships 2015
  • Premier Mixed Top 6 finish at Canadian Championships 2015
  • Bronze medallists at 2006 CCWC's in Toronto, Canada
  • Winners of 2005 DBC Central Region Race-Offs in Sudbury, Ontario