2015 World Dragon Boat Championships awarded to CANADA!

Posted August 9, 2011 by Chloe Greenhalgh


Toronto, ON (August 9, 2011)- Canada to Host the 2015 World
Dragon Boat Racing Championships
. 

The
International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) congress met yesterday in Tampa
Florida to vote for the Host Nations of the upcoming IDBF Championship events
2013-2015.  Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) is
excited to announce that Canada has been selected to host the 2015 Dragon Boat
World Championships.
 Dragon Boat World Campionships Niagara 2015,  is expected to attract up to three thousand
athletes over four days of competition.

This
is the first time that the World Championships will take place in Canada, and
DBC is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Welland
International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) in the hosting of this event.  Both DBC and WIFC are committed to making the
2015 World Dragon Boat Championships an outstanding athlete focused event. 

Stephen Fischer Executive Director
of the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (WRCC) and WIFC had this to say,
"We are
honoured to be the site of the 2015 Dragon Boat Racing World Championships and
incredibly pleased to be so unanimously endorsed by DBC and the IDBF.  This is exactly where we want Welland to
be.  This is exactly why we're making the
investment in Welland in flatwater sports.   
Working with DBC and hosting the World in 2015 speaks to the long term
return on investment in the WIFC and will continue delivering lasting impacts
and legacies for our community, and our region, as we stage this spectacular
World Championships".

Matt Smith, President of DBC expressed
that “Dragon Boat Canada is excited host world class athletes at a world class
venue, the WIFC.  The association is
committed to making the Championships a memorable event for Dragon Boat
athletes in Canada and around the world”.

For more information on this event or
the sport of Dragon Boat in Canada, please contact Dragon Boat Canada at
director@dragonboat.ca

Dragon Boat Canada is the official
governing body for the sport of dragon boat racing in Canada, and is recognized
as such, internationally, by the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF).