Dragon Boat Events (incl Racing)

September 7 and 8, 2024. Welcome to the Penticton Dragon Boat Festival. Held over two days on the second weekend in September, the racing happens on Skaha Lake in beautiful, sunny, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

June 7 and/or 8, 2024. The Okanagan Super Sprints are fast, fun 250 m sprints on Skaha Lake in Penticton. This event offers head-to-head racing over a shorter distance, allowing teams to practice all their race-specific tactics.

Again for 2024, our Okanagan Super Sprints has an optional second day of racing for teams with paddlers 55 years and older.

Our lessons offer a safe and welcoming learning environment for all participants. No previous paddling experience necessary, and all equipment is provided! During the course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of paddling and will experience training and racing in a dragon boat. Lessons take place on the sparkling waters of Skaha Lake from (more…)

This course has been designed to provide an introduction to steering a dragonboat. No previous steering experience is required to participate. Curious how a dragonboat navigates? Mandatory training for your team? We encourage anyone who has an interest in learning the fundamentals to take part in this one-day workshop! The course includes a dry land (more…)

Community Coaching Clinic(Dragonboat) Designed for those new (or recently volunteered) to coaching, our Clinic will provide you with skills required to lead team practices and help individual paddlers become a team. You will leave with a booklet of drills, tips on how to create individual and season practice plans, stroke correction techniques, and the basics (more…)

Let’s celebrate the start of our season together! Join us at the Dragonboat Pub for a meal, series of cool paddling videos, 50-50 draw, and much more! Meet at 5:30pm with dinner served at 6:00pm. Drinks sold separately.  Limited seating available so early ticket purchase is recommended. We look forward to seeing you there.   (more…)