Pickering Dragon Boat Community Festival

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

On June 2nd the Pickering Community Festival will return to Pickering!

The Pickering Community Festival is designed to provide an introduction to competition for new and local dragon boat crews with minimal race experience and will be held on Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering on Sunday June 2nd , 2019..

This regatta will guarantee each crew 4 races including a heat and championship race in multiple distances. Those who come 1st , 2nd and 3rd will receive medals.

This regatta has gained notoriety as a great regatta for athletes new to the sport of dragon boat racing – most athletes who’ve begun their paddling careers at this regatta have gone on to exciting and rewarding dragon boat racing futures. Many have even competed internationally for their club or country.

This regatta is perfect if you are considering organizing a corporate, community or friend based activity for a large group.

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Event Details

Location

Festival Parking

The Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot will be the primary parking lot of the Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge. FREE Shuttle Buses will transport athletes from the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot to the race site.

  • There is no parking on-site (Bruce Handscombe Park)
  • Police and City By-Law officers will be patrolling the area and will enforce all city parking by-laws
  • Vehicles in violation of parking by-laws risk being tagged and/or towed

Shuttle Bus Service

  • The Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge provides FREE shuttle bus service from the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot to the race course
  • All vehicles are instructed to park at the Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot
  • Pickering GO Station Auxiliary Parking Lot can be found East of the GO station along Bayly St & north on Sandy Beach Rd. (As this location is a parking lot and does not have an address the closest address for GPS purposes is 1550 Bayly St, Pick, Ont, L1W 1Y7)
  • FREE Shuttle Bus Service will commence at 630am on Saturday and 730am on Sunday. (buses will run every 15 minutes during peak arrival/departure times)
  • Festival volunteers will be on site to organize lineups according to the race schedule.

View Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge in a larger map

Site Map

Pickering Dragon Boat Festival Map

Pricing

Registration Options

Cost

Total

Racing Package
- 4 guaranteed races
- All equipment provided
Please email danielle.albers@pdbc.ca by May 26th 2019 if you require a steersperson for your boat.
$1150 + HST $1,299.50

All prices went up by $100+HST on May 1st! Be sure to register early next year to take advantage of our early bird discount!

If you would like to practice before the races, please email danielle.albers@pdbc.ca for pricing and scheduling.

Schedule

Race Format updated May 29, 2019
The official race format is an overview of the day's race progression, race statistics, and awards ceremonies.

Race Progression updated May 29, 2019
A detailed view of the day's races with crew names and lane numbers.

Awards

Sport Mixed: Oikawa Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

University Mixed: University Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Rec Mixed: OPG Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

Sport Women: Sport Women Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

Sport Open: Sport Open Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places.

High School Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Community Cup
Medals will be awarded to first, second and third places. Plaques will be awarded for 4-6.

Vendors

If you would like to see your business here please refer to the Vendors page to get more information about becoming a vendor at the Pickering Festival.

Questions?

Looking to book more practices?

Contact Danielle to receive details and instructions about booking more practices for your team

If you have any questions regarding the Pickering Dragon Boat Community Festival please contact us at:
647-544-8442
danielle.albers@pdbc.ca


Registration

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