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Introduction to Dragon Boat Program

This Introduction to Dragon Boat program is aimed at adults and older teens aged 15+years. 

 Participants will be introduced to 'recreational' paddling; learning basic strokes, as well as safety and teamwork skills. 

This course will have participants paddling in our dragon boat from the first class and by course end, equip them with the necessary skills to paddle confidently, as part of a crew, in a recreational team setting.

 All lessons take place on beautiful Lake Wilcox and are taught with a focus on safety, skill development and fun. Our instructor is a certified cox with many years of coaching experience.  Please note that a minimum of 16 participants is required for a session to run.

 All necessary equipment including paddle and mandatory Canada-approved PFD will be provided.



 At the completion of one course, participants may choose to enrol in a subsequent introductory program or indicate to the instructor that they wish to join an existing Dragon Boat Team.  The RHCC will connect participants with teams in need of paddlers wherever possible.  Please ask your coach for more details on these options.

 Program sessions are offered monthly, running one day a week for the months of June, July and August. 


 Dates of 2016 Sessions


The June session is:

Thurs: 9, 16, 23,30         6:45 PM to 7:45 PM 

The July session is:

Thurs: 7, 14, 21, 28        6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

The August session is:

Thurs: 4, 11, 18, 25        6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

The Fee is $80.00 per 4-week session

** Please note that the Dragon Boat courses are strictly for participants 15 years and over**

Please check out our Kids Summer Program page for weekly intro courses that are offered to kids 7-12 years and younger teens 12+years.


How to Register

 Below you will see links to three forms. Please print all forms and complete in full. Once the forms are complete send them by mail to the Richmond Hill Canoe Club (address below), or deliver them in person to the clubhouse (after June 1st), along with your cheque or money order payable to the 'Richmond Hill Canoe Club'.


Mailing address:

Richmond Hill Canoe Club

PO Box 2054 Station B

Richmond Hill, Ontario

L4E 1A3

Attached Documents

Introduction to Dragon Boat Registration Form

Release of Liability Form

Par-Q & You Form