Constance Bay Dragon Boat Festival

WHEN: Saturday September 12th, 2020

WHERE: 262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, Ontario, K0A 3M0

The Dragons are returning for the 6th annual Constance Bay Dragon Boat Festival. Come out for a day at the beach and experience the fun of recreational Dragon Boat Racing.  The Festival is presented by the Ottawa River Canoe Club in partnership with the Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Association.

Each team consists of 1 Steersperson (provided by the ORCC), 20 paddlers, and 1 drummer. (Note: you may bring an experienced steersperson)

During this just for fun event each of our teams will receive a training session, participate in 2 qualifying heats, with the fastest teams competing in the A, B, and C  finals to win our Women’s Cup, Community Cup, and Overall championship.

Your team can get a jump on practicing by booking a special pre-Festival training session. Starting mid August teams can book a dragon boat practice session at the Ottawa River Canoe Club for half the usual rate. Email Anita at the club for additional information.

Our Event 

This is an open, one day, 200 m tournament with about a dozen mixed and women’s teams of every ability. You can register as an individual or as a team.

  • ORCC can provide the steersperson or bring your own experienced one
  • In the morning, teams have the opportunity for a practice run
  • In the afternoon, each team will compete in two heats followed by an A and B final to determine the winning Overall, Women’s, and Community Cup boats
  • the final schedule will be posted in September
  • Team registration fee $300 and Individual registration fee $20
Relax and paddle off Point Beach
  • It’s a wide sandy beach area great for wading and cooling off
  • It offers enough room for teams to set up, enjoy the beach, and watch the action
  • Loading docks are also off the beach so there is no need for gathering or lining up
 Amenities are close-by
  • The food concession and the valley’s best burgers
  • A well priced, well stocked, beverage tent
  • Enough washrooms 
A family friendly event
  • Supervised Paddle Zone with sit on top kayaks
  • If space permits, and the captain approves, children are permitted on the practice run 
Free & convenient parking

Please park at the Constance Bay Community Centre ( 262 Len Purcell Dr)Parking near the beach is very limited and violators will be ticketed.

  • Parking is served by two shuttles; mini-bus and haywagon
  • Tents, chairs, and other gear are welcome on the shuttles
  • Drop-off and pick-up is located just 100 m from the beach

Constance Bay is located 20 minutes north of Kanata, 20 south of Arnprior, and 45 minutes from Stittsville. 

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Location: 1610 Sixth Line, Dunrobin 

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