South Niagara Canoe Club

   Niagara's Destination For Paddling Sports

Recreational Dragon Boat

South Niagara Canoe Club has two dragon boat programs to choose from Recreational or Competitive   

Our recreational program is ideal for family, friends and individual athletes alike.    We focus on  camaraderie, fun and fitness.    For those that want to compete in community and club crew events, we enter 2 or 3 festivals a year.    Racing is always optional.    Whether you are a beginner paddler or a high performance paddler, if recreation is your goal, this is the program for you.    If you want to step it up, we have a competitive dragon boat crew.   Click here to register for The Warlocks Competitive Dragon Boat Crew

If you are unsure what program is best for you, please read our program descriptors here or email info@southniagaracanoeclub.ca and we will be happy to discuss it with you.

  • Hope Floats Breast Cancer Survivor Crew  
 This program is for breast cancer survivors of all ages and abilities.  To join, please register for Recreational or High Performance Dragon Boat and click Yes when asked if you would like to be a part of our Hope Floats BCS Crew.  
     - Please email 
hopefloats@southniagaracanoeclub.ca for specifics related to when you can safely join post treatment.  

Click Here to Register

Recreational Dragon boat - 2019 On Water Season 

Mondays and Wednesdays, warm up at 6:30 p.m., on the water  6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  from May 1st through September 11th.

Mondays only from September 16th through October 14th.  

This program is designed for adults of all ages and abilities.   We focus on paddling technique, fun and fitness in the boat. 

We make every attempt to meet our members scheduling needs within recreational dragon boat.   We offer 6 packages for your convenience.   


The full program, 40 practices :  $150.00

The full program is the best bang for your buck.  In addition, all full program registrants are welcome to drop in on Saturday morning rec or high performance practices free of charge.

Spring Session, 16 practices:  $70.00

Summer Session, 18 practices:  $80.00

Autumn Session,  5 practices:  $20.00

Half of the program, 20 sessions:  $85.00*

8 sessions at a time:  $40.00*

Drop in fees for additional practices:  $5.00 to be paid at practice.

Beyond October 14th, weather permitting and subject to coach/steers availability practices can be extended on a drop in basis. .

*Packages of 20 or 8 can be used Mondays and/or Wednesdays to suit your schedule.

You have the option of registering for multiple packages, multiple times.    Please contact the Vice Commodore Dragon boat if you have special circumstances that cannot be met with the above programming.   vicecommodoredb@southniagaracanoeclub.ca

This program will enter a minimum of 2 festivals, Welland Dragon Boat Festival, June 8th, 2019 & Stratford Dragon Boat Festival, September 14, 2019.

Races are optional, and racing fees are extra.  

 Note: there are 40 sessions, 20 Mondays & 20 Wednesdays.   There are no practices on holidays.


Saturday Morning Rec - Upstart Program

Recreational Dragon Boat - Saturday Mornings 

All registrants of the full Spring/Summer/Fall recreational dragon boat program may attend this  upstart program for free.   You can register for the full program above.   All others will be asked to pay a $5.00 drop in fee including hst.    There is one boat for this program, so seats are limited.   Attendance must be confirmed through Team Snap each week.     Register for this program, and your name will be added to the Team Snap group.    

This is an upstart program for recreational dragon boat.   This program will run from May 4th through June 29th, excluding June 8th (Welland Dragon Boat Festival).    If the program is successful, we will extend it into the Summer/Autumn.   

This is a one hour session with coach Evan Landry.   The first half hour will be drills alongside our High Performance Dragon Boat Crew, The Warlocks, with coach Doug Jones.   The second half hour the rec crew will separate and finish their practice on their own.    

For more information please email the Vice Commodore Dragon Boat @ vicecommodoredb@southniagaracanoeclub.ca




Member Programs  

SNCC is a club and to participate in any of our member programs you must have an annual membership.  The annual membership fee for the 2019 season is $95.00.  We offer a family membership for $170.00 for up to 6 family members.   This is to be paid once per year and allows the member to register and partake in our different member programs and allows each member voting privileges at the club annual general meeting.  We prorate membership fees for new members only.    

To register - I need an annual membership


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South Niagara Canoe Club is a registered non-profit corporation.  Mailing address:  108 Thorold Rd. East, Welland, ON. L3C 7A6

New paddling location - Welland International Flatwater Centre, 16 Townline Tunnel Road, Welland, ON.


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