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There are four classes of affiliation with DBC as defined in the DBC By-laws. They are Individual, Club, Festival and Corporate.
No Individual member can be a member of more than one club during the membership year unless approved for a transfer by DBC.
DBC’s membership year is May 1 – April 30, spanning either one or two year.
All coaches travelling with DBC sanctioned crews (World Championships, CCWC etc.) must be a DBC Individual member. Members acting in more than one role/capacity are required to pay only one Individual membership fee.
All DBC members receive an accreditation card to be used as ID at club crew races, the Canadian National Dragon Boat Championships, and National Team Trials. DBC ID Cards are the only accepted ID for marshalling purposes.
A dragon boat racing club comprised of a minimum of 18 individual members
18-30 individual members $50.00 + HST
31-100 individual members $100.00 + HST
101-200 individual members $150.00 + HST
201-300 individual members $200.00 + HST
301 or more individual members $250.00 + HST
General Liability insurance eligibility
Directors and Officers insurance eligibility
Important updates on dragon boating in Canada
Inclusion in National Ranking Program
Club link posted on DBC website
Club activities posted on DBC website
Ability to vote at DBC meetings of members
An individual, corporation, unincorporated organization or other person that owns or organizes a dragon boat festival or racing event in Canada.
Fees are based on event size.
$100.00 First year events
$100.00 up to 50 registered crews
$150.00 up to 51 to 100 registered crews
$200.00 101 crews or more
Fees do not include HST
Access to the DBCFestival Insurance Program
Status as a Qualifying Event for IDBF Club Crew World Championships
Provision of DBC Officials
A vote to elect the Festival Director; a member of DBC’s Board of Directors
Consideration for Life-Jacket Exemptions for your event
Important updates on Dragon Boating in our country
Access to Coaching Clinics
Access to Officials Clinics
Inclusion in the National Ranking Program
Festival Link Posted on the DBC website
Identification as a DBC Festival Member
Festival Membership Process
1.Complete the Festival Application form providing all requested information.
2.Acknowledge understanding and adherence to DBC’s Safety Protocol
3.Submit the completed form with a cheque and the appropriate fee to:
Dragon Boat Canada, PO Box 51517, Toronto ON M4E 1C0
Club Crew Sport Races may be held independently or within a Festival. Club Crew sport races must abide by the rules and regulations of DBC racing and cannot be mixed with regular community members. To gain status as a sport racing festival, an application including pertinent information on the sport racing must be reviewed and approved by the DBC Sport Festival Sanctioning Committee.
An individual, corporation, unincorporated association or other person, including a dragon boat club (other than a club member), a sport association, a business involved in the sport of dragon boat racing or a sport activity centre, interested or involved in furthering or promoting the objects of DBC.
Members who are relocating may be granted permission to transfer by the club from which they have departed. Transfers must be approved by DBC and a Transfer Request Form completed
An individual, corporation, unincorporated organization or other person designated as such by the Board.