There are different types of dragon boat teams in Calgary. There are corporate teams that are sponsored by a company or organization to race in the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival, and there are community-based 'club' teams.
Club teams generally have a longer practice season and compete at multiple festivals during the year. If your company or organization is interested in creating a team, contact the CDBS at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help get you started.
If you are looking to join an existing team, please contact any of the teams below.
Rocksteady along with Bebop is from the TMNT. Their names are both derived from genres of music: bebop is a style of jazz; while rocksteady is a Jamaican music style, a precursor to reggae.
Contact: J - email@example.com
Boatylicious is a novice, semi-competitive team that aims to help beginners get into the amazing sport of dragon boat. We are continuing to add new members to our team and hope to inspire a lasting love of dragon boating!
Contact: Twila - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a team of passionate paddlers which has been in existence for over 20 years. Though our Team has fluctuated in its membership base over the years, the core of our Crew has consisted of two or more Teams - CREW YAHOO (mixed competitive), YAHOO EVOLUTION (mixed semi-comp), and YAHOO ANGELS (competitive women).
Our competitive team practices Thursday nights and Sunday mornings and our semi-competitive team practices Tuesday nights. We generally travel to 3 out of town festivals each year.
Some of our past destinations have included San Francisco, Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge and Edmonton, to name a few.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Club is always looking for like-minded members who are either new or experienced! Dragon boating is an exhilarating, physically and mentally challenging sport – if that excites you and you are up for a challenge we want to hear from you.
Team Never Drag'n has been paddling and competing for more than a decade! We are a semi competitive group of friends and co-workers who are excited to once again spend a summer out on the water!
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Although Draco Sports was originally founded as a competetive dragon boat team, currently Draco is a recreational team focused on enjoying our time on the water and having some fun. Draco is the team that generally gets noticed because of the energy we bring to everything that we do.
At festivals and events, Draco team members are the ones making the fun happen! We demonstrate our commitment to good sportsmanship with our enthusiastic cheers and what we affectionally call the "Tunnel of Love" - our way of congratulating our hard working team mates and racing peers as soon as they finish a race.
Draco has in the past travelled to various local competitions held in Banff and Edmonton as well as out of province to Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.
Originally forming over 15 years ago, Dragnum has gained a reputation as a competitive crew with a casual and welcoming approach. We are a mixed team, and are currently lucky to be the only one in the city with a National Team paddler for a coach!
We also often enter the women’s division at festivals by combining with other crews – our women’s crew goes by some variation of The Tomatoes. Each season, Dragnum typically participates in 3 festivals, including Calgary, with the goal of always being in the A division.
What Dragnum looks for in a paddler is someone with a great attitude, who is dedicated to improving. You can be brand new to the sport, but genuinely love being active and fit and want to learn. Our coach can teach you! You can also be very experienced and looking for great workouts, skills improvement, and being a part of an awesome team. We have members with experience at various Nationals and World events, who are passionate about dragon boat and want to share the fun with others!
This isn’t your first downturn. One of Calgary’s masters’ teams, the Flying Dragons team might not be considered a threat at the start line. We’re older, boisterous and fun-loving, so we get it when our competitors fail to take us seriously. Imagine their surprise when, at the finish line, our group of tenacious paddlers has kicked ass.
If you’ve paddled before or you’re wanting to learn, we are looking for paddlers to join us for the Lethbridge, Calgary and XX festivals (any of the festivals or all three).
We paddle every week, starting when the ice clears the reservoir to *just* before the first snow fall (late September) and we’d like to see you at most practices through the summer. We prefer lovely sunny weather, but we’ve been known to paddle through rain, sleet and sometimes weird, character-building thunder storms.
If you are over 40, you’ve stayed in shape and you get a bit of a chuckle when millennials underestimate you, we’re your team. Come join us for a practice.
Contact: Jennifer - firstname.lastname@example.org
This team consists of a group of parents who have been affected by childhood cancer. This will be their first year competing in the dragon boat festival. They are a strong group of parents and they are excited to get on the water with all the other teams racing in the festival.
The Red Eyes Paddling Club was founded in 1998 as a team of Air Canada employees, with our name coming from the red-eye flights they worked.
Today, we are no longer affiliated with Air Canada, but are made up of many people with diverse backgrounds & paddling experience. We are a competitive team and accept new paddlers yearly.
Expect a hard workout and a minimum commitment of two practices per week, May through September. We will compete in the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival plus an additional 2-3 out-of-town festivals per year.
When each of the brave 22 were asked to give up their dreams of staying united, together, and strong; the leader of the 22 simply responded with "Come and take them!"
The Spartans are a Calgarian mixed semi-competitive team, who will never give up on their dreams and culture. All Spartan decisions are decided by the team, and votes on all decisions are based on the four F's: Friendship, Freedom, Fun, and Festivals.
Courage, Commitment, and Comradery.
This is Sparta
Team Miles is made up of a group of previous or current students of Mike Miles Muay Thai. We love training together and getting out together for fun and fitness. We are a competitive bunch but our main focus is to enjoy participating as a team.
Team Miles is made up of a great group of ladies who are either current or former students of Mike Miles Muay Thai & Kickboxing.
Our goal is to do our very best and have fun out on the water!
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Wake My Day is a women's team of ladies with varying levels of paddling experience. Dragon Boating is our passion and When it comes to team spirit, we are number one. We win or lose as a team we rise or fall as a team, and we compete as one.
Contact: Gina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in the City of Calgary, Alberta, the Waverunners are an ever evolving team dedicated to the sport of Dragonboat racing and enjoying themselves. We pride ourselves on sportsmanship, having a good time and putting our all into our races. Followed by putting our all into the beer tents. Practices are held on Thursday evenings at the Glenmore Reservoir with opportunities for festivals near and far.
We take the sport seriously, but put the fun of the races and the social experiences before the priority of winning. Sportsmanship, fun, a welcoming atmosphere, and camaraderie are the foundation of our group.
We are a team of dedicated recreational female paddlers that formed a little over two years ago. We pride ourselves on sportsmanship, having a good time and putting our all into our races. Followed by putting our all into the beer tents. Practices are held on Monday evenings at the Glenmore Reservoir.
We take the sport seriously, but put the fun of the races and the social experiences before the priority of winning. Sportsmanship, fun, a welcoming atmosphere, and camaraderie are the foundation of our group