Penticton Golden Dragons

We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2023. Our practices are Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Arrival time 8:00 AM to sign in, warm up, and load the boats to enable the practice to start
promptly at 8:30 AM out on the water.

Paddles and life jackets are provided. However, paddlers can bring their own CSA-approved life
jackets and paddles. Water bottles are a necessity. Wear water shoes (sandals, deck shoes,
Tevas, etc.) In early May, dress warmly. Members are expected to buy a team jersey for the

Mission Statement
The Penticton Golden Dragons is a cohesive paddling team connected through team spirit, age
cohort and fitness. We believe paddling is more than racing, it's about uniting a diverse group of
people to achieve common goals in a supportive climate rooted in fairness and respect.
Foster team spirit by providing a fun and safe environment, enjoying our time together both on
shore and on the water to improve our personal paddling technique and fitness levels

Team Goals
To enjoy the experience of being on the water and paddling a dragon boat
To improve the health and well being of our club members by engaging in a physically
challenging sport
To learn new physical skills and abilities
To enjoy the sociability that a team sport brings
To engage in friendly and mutually stimulating competitions with other teams
To promote dragon boating as a recreational and competitive sport for athletes of all ages.

Practice Philosophy
All paddlers participate equally when it comes to seating arrangement, coaching drills on the
water and discipline
Over the course of the season all paddlers will have an opportunity to sit in various locations in
the boats including strokes
Attendance is taken to determine who will attend races should demand exceed spots

Race Philosophy
The coach (or designate) will determine seat placement and is the final say at all races.
All participants will arrive on time, help with set up and tear down, contribute to food,
participate in all team warm ups, coach talks and race debriefs.

Race teams will be determined by the coach preferably 2 weeks prior to races to potentially
enable practice as a team

To contact our team email us at



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