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CDBS Member Handbook & Safety Guidelines (PDF)

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Dragon Boat Practices

Practice Season: May 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2018

For those Club Teams or teams that practice more than 5 times in a season, then its best to register your club team or team for practices here, and keep in mind that practice registration process is separate from the Race & Festival in August. All teams and paddlers must register again for the Festival.

For teams that practice 5 times in a season or less, your team should consider registering for a festival team package that includes coaches, steers, practices and festival entry. See festival team packages...

All teams must register through the online team registration process before team are allowed to practice. All team members must also register and sign the online Padder Registration / Waiver Form before they are allowed to paddle on water.

Team Registration Process

  1. It is the responsibility of the primary team contact (captain, coach, manager) to complete the online Team Registration Form before any team member is allowed to register and sign Padder Registration / Waiver Form.
  2. Once the Team Registration Form is submitted, the primary team contact will receive three emails;
    1. confirming your team registration has been accepted, and instructions on how to update team information in the future. A team ID will also be assigned.
    2. instructions for team members to access the Padder Registration / Waiver Form
    3. instructions to request practice sessions
  3. It is advisable to keep these emails for your records.


Captain, Coach and Steersperson Responsibility

  1. Complete a mandatory orientation and safety session prior to the team’s first practice. A team will not be allowed on the water until this is completed.
  2. Communicate the information provided in the orientation and safety session to their respective teams and any new members to the team during the practice session.
  3. Uphold the rules and regulations as reviewed and documented in the orientation and safety session. Failure to do so will result in possible revoking of future practices with no refund.
  4. Ensure ALL team members have completed and signed Paddler Registration / Waiver form online prior to participant’s first practice.
  5. Ensure a CDBS approved steersperson is steering each practice.

Practice Fees

Practice Cancellations and Refund Policies

Payment Options

All teams will be emailed an invoice, and payments can be made via Credit Cards or Cheques are acceptable.

Registration NOW OPEN!

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Practice Times at the North Glenmore park (subject to change):


Time Slot

Practice Times

Weekday (Mon – Fri)

Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4

6:00pm – 7:15pm
6:15pm – 7:30pm
7:15pm – 8:30pm
7:30pm – 8:45pm

Weekend (Sat – Sun) Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Slot 6
9:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 12:00pm
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 6:00pm

PEAK times are Monday - Thursday
Non-PEAK times are Friday - Sunday


Practice Location and Parking Information