about dbc

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.

DBC Mission Statement

Dragon Boat Canada's mission is to:

  • 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.

dbc sponsors

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Be a Dragon Boat Canada Sponsor

The spirited competition of Dragon Boat racing brings out the best in people whether they are participants or spectators. Sponsorship of Dragon Boat Canada events allows your company to align with the world's fastest growing water sport.


There are many excellent opportunities for corporate branding and product sampling at an uncluttered sporting event. You'll have exposure to a variety of enthused, motivated participants and spectator audience. Sponsor benefits can be customized that will highlight your support and public spiritedness in the right way.


Dragon Boat Canada recognizes the value of developing long-term relationships with sponsors and is committed to building a continuing affiliation with event sponsors. Contact Chloe Greenhalgh (613) 482-1377 or director@dragonboat.ca for customized sponsorship opportunities.


Regatta Sport is the official supplier for Dragon Boat Canada merchandise. They have exclusive rights to the Dragon Boat Canada logo and brand name for both sale and supply of apparel and products. Team Apparel Specialists since 1988.  Let their team of specialists help you design your uniform today! Look for their new and improved website coming summer 2015! www.regattasport.com teams@regattasport.com 1-800-567-CREW

Hornet Watersports working with Dragon Boat Canada, are introducing a limited edition DBC paddle.  What better way for all you Canadian paddlers to show your Canadian pride!


BOATsmart! promotes the safe, enjoyable and environmentally friendly use of Canada's waterways. BOATsmart! focus is more than simply certifying boaters online, they also offer on-water training programs for boaters.  Using online coupon code CSB790 DBC affiliates receive $10.00 off.  Visit their website for more info!


22Dragons provides equipment and the logistic services for the Canadian Championships.

Alkame Dragon Boat Services provides equipment and the logistic services for the Canadian Championships.

Mailing Address

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


T: 647-210-5175


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