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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). DBC provides support and services designed to foster the orderly development of the sport in Canada.Dragon Boat Canada is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation, governed by an elected Board of Directors.The board is comprised of members representing three regions of Canada. East: Maritime Provinces and Quebec, Central Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut and West: Western provinces, Northwest Territories and Yukon. The board is chaired by an elected President and the day-to-day operations are supported by an Executive Director.



  • foster the continuing development of the sport of dragon boat racing at local and national levels;

  • develop and implement protocols for the selection of national crews for world championships and the sanction of crews for world club crew championships;

  • sanction or host national, regional and continental championships in Canada, and to coordinate such events;

  • develop and encourage safety rules for dragon boating;

  • provide resources, services, and benefits to paddlers, crews, coaches, festivals, and others involved in the sport;

  • develop technical standards and competition rules for sport events in Canada;

  • establish and implement a coaching program, and a program to train and certify race officials;

  • bring international events to Canada;

  • through membership with the IDBF, encourage development of the sport internationally;

  • promote a sport environment that is ethical; that is fair; that is drug-free; that is free of discrimination and harassment; that encourages participation by persons of all ages, genders, and abilities; that recognizes French and English as its official languages; and that encourages gender equity in the polices, programs, employment, and activities of Dragon Boat Canada.

Mailing Address

2255B Queen Street East,
Suite 331
Toronto ON M4E 1G3


T: 647-210-5175


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