PRIDE Dragon Boat Team

Every year the ORCC enters a number of teams into the annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival (ODBF) which will be taking place over the weekend of June 24 & 25. This year the ORCC is hoping to put together a PRIDE crew showcasing the vibrant 2SLGBTQ+ community living in Ottawa! If you're part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and interested in competing at the ODBF please view the details below prior to registering.

PRIDE Crew Details

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Registration Fees

Program Cost:

  • This year we are offering a pay what you can via donation program fee.
  • Suggested donations range from $20 - $45
  • Donations can be e-transferred to


  • Entry into the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival from June 22-25, 2023 (racing on June 24-25)
  • Four team practices with certified coaches
  • Opportunity for top fundraising teams to qualify to race in the Charity Challenge Cup
  • Access to free concert series and onsite activities
  • Opportunity to compete in various community and corporate divisions
  • Team site to hang out between races; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
  • Invitation for all team members to the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Champions
  • Entry into team t-shirt, team site and team spirit competitions
  • All equipment provided (boats, paddles, PFDs)

Not Included

  • Food for purchase on the festival grounds

Important Dates

Festival Dates

  • June 24 & 25, 2023
  • All day event

Practice Times

  • Thursdays starting June 1 through to June 22 (4 practices)
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Note: Practices will occur at the Ottawa River Canoe Club located at 1610 Sixth Line Road. Unfortunately, public transportation is not available.


  • Be part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Ready to slay the day!

Festival Weekend Information

How to Register***

Please follow the following steps to register for the ORCC PRIDE crew:

  1. Click the button below to register on the ORCC site.
  2. You will also be requested to fill out the ODBF waiver on their website at a later time. More information on this will be communicated to you by the ORCC.

    If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to as we would be more than happy to help.