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Fun Teams Wanted:

5th Annual
Edmonton Dragon Boat Races

Aug 17, 18, 19, 2001

(the weekend after the World Games completion)

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival 2001 invites new and returning teams to this fun event!


Aug 17, 18, 19, 2001
Louis McKinney Park

(Shaw Convention Centre)


Join the fun!
Have your staff and friends try this high-adrenaline and social sport!

 All you need is 22 committed team members, including one drummer and one steerer. We supply the boats, paddles, vests and initial training. 
The registration cost is $750 plus GST per team.


Practices are scheduled by each team. Two practices are included with your race fee, more practices are available if your team wants to be more competitive. Beginning teams will get coaching and training from the Dragon Boat Racing Club.  All practices begin July 9, 2001, and take place on the North Saskatchewan River.

Technique: there are three or four different variations of dragon boat stroke technique.  The EDBFA and the Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club will coach the use of the False Creek technique employed by the World Champion FCRCC dragon boat club.

Competition and Athleticism: this sport is for everyone.  Although some  teams are very competitive, most teams are very new to the sport, and our novice divisions are always filled with many beginning paddlers.  Teams are matched by their race times, so final races are always exciting and evenly-matched, regardless if you are a brand new team or seasoned veterans. There are seven divisions of competition, so you are guaranteed to find other teams in your league.

Challenge Cups: several corporations also challenge each other for fun and prizes.  Previous challenges include the Casino Cup, the Bankerís Cup, the Women's Cup, The Restaurant Cup, and the Engineerís Cup. If your team would like to challenge another new or another existing team, let us know, and we can put a challenge division together for you!


Registrations will be limited to the first 60 teams, so register right away! As of this writing, 46 of the spots are already filled.

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Association Office: 493-8158
Email us at

To learn more about the dragon boat sport, see the EDBRC online at:


Looking forward to seeing you on the water!