Youth 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 hopes to enter at least two youth crews. If you have a youth between the aged 13 - 17 interested in joining the ORCC youth crew please view the details below prior to registering.

Youth Crew Details

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Registration Fees

Program Cost:

  • $75.00


  • Practices
  • Entry to ODBF Races
  • Access to the ODBF grounds, concerts, etc
  • Team the week before the race where everyone will also have the opportunity to tie dye a t-shirt to wear when racing

Not Included

  • Food for purchase on the festival grounds
  • TBC: We may do a team dinner at a Kanata restaurant the Sunday evening after the festival has finished.

Important Dates

Festival Dates

  • June 24 & 25, 2023
  • All day event

Practice Times

  • Wednesday & Friday evenings from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM starting May 24 through to June 23 (the day before the festival)
  • If you are interested in joining but holding off because you are unable to attend a couple of practices, fear not! As long as you make an effort to attend as many practices as you can, we will make sure you're ready for race weekend!
  • Those who are in the evening Intro to Comp program will return to the club 15 minutes early to join the DB Crew.

***PARENTS: Interested in being in adult DB crew? Reach out to Anita at and she will get you set up in the ORCC adult crew!


  • Aged 13 - 17 (below 18)
  • No competitive experience is required although all participants should have some paddling experience whether that be at an ORCC camp or outside the ORCC.

Festival Weekend Information

How to Register***

Please follow the following steps to register for the ORCC Youth DB 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.