There are different types of dragon boat teams in Calgary. There are
corporate teams that are sponsored by a company or organization to race in
the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival, and there are community-based 'club'
teams. Club teams generally have a longer practice season and compete at
multiple festivals during the year.
If your company or organization is interested in creating a team, contact the CDBS at email@example.com and we can help get you started.
If you are looking to join an existing team, please contact any of the teams below.
We are a team of passionate paddlers which has been in existence for over 20 years. Though our Team has fluctuated in its membership base over the years, the core of our Crew has consisted of two or more Teams - CREW YAHOO (mixed competitive), YAHOO EVOLUTION (mixed semi-comp), and YAHOO ANGELS (competitive women). Our competitive team practices Thursday nights and Sunday mornings and our semi-competitive team practices Tuesday nights. We generally travel to 3 out of town festivals each year. Some of our past destinations have included San Francisco, Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge and Edmonton, to name a few.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Club is always looking for like-minded members who are either new or experienced! Dragon boating is an exhilarating, physically and mentally challenging sport – if that excites you and you are up for a challenge we want to hear from you.
Calgary Police Service Women's Team, founded in 2008, and competed in the 2009 Vancouver, 2011 New York, 2013 Belfast, World Police and Fire Games. We are continuing to develop the team with new faces to the sport, and hope to inspire more women to want to consider a career in policing, and a love of dragon boating. Paddles Up!
Contact: Nancy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Draco Stealth has been around since the late 90's and has paddled in most of the Calgary festivals since their beginning. The team is dedicated to paddling its best but making sure everyone has fun doing it.
Contact: Glenn - email@example.com
Originally forming over 15 years ago, Dragnum has gained a reputation as a competitive crew with a casual and welcoming approach. We are a mixed team, and are currently lucky to be the only one in the city with a National Team paddler for a coach!
We also often enter the women’s division at festivals by combining with other crews – our women’s crew goes by some variation of The Tomatoes. Each season, Dragnum typically participates in 3 festivals, including Calgary, with the goal of always being in the A division.
What Dragnum looks for in a paddler is someone with a great attitude, who is dedicated to improving. You can be brand new to the sport, but genuinely love being active and fit and want to learn. Our coach can teach you! You can also be very experienced and looking for great workouts, skills improvement, and being a part of an awesome team. We have members with experience at various Nationals and World events, who are passionate about dragon boat and want to share the fun with others!
Team Never Drag'n has been paddling and competing for more than a decade! We are a semi competitive group of friends and co-workers who are excited to once again spend a summer out on the water!
Contact: Sean - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Amanda - Amanda_morley@golder.com
This team consists of a group of parents who have been affected by childhood cancer. This will be their first year competing in the dragon boat festival. They are a strong group of parents and they are excited to get on the water with all the other teams racing in the festival.
The Red Eyes Paddling Club was founded in 1998 as a team of Air Canada employees, with our name coming from the red-eye flights they worked. Today, we are no longer affiliated with Air Canada, but are made up of many people with diverse backgrounds & paddling experience. We are a competitive team and accept new paddlers yearly. Expect a hard workout and a minimum commitment of two practices per week, May through September. We will compete in the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival plus an additional 2-3 out-of-town festivals per year.
Semi-competitive group of individuals from all walks of life who work hard on the water and enjoy the festivities off. After taking a year off, our crazy core is once again looking forward to getting back on the water.
Contact: Trevor - email@example.com
Team CT has been in existence for over 15 years. TeamCT's membership is made up of men and women from various transit departments, as well as retired transit employees that have similar goals. TeamCT represents Calgary Transit at local and regional festivals to provide employees an opportunity to participate in an organized team sport. TeamCT’s coordinators strive to supply a rewarding atmosphere that develops team unity and a sense of accomplishment
Based in the city of Calgary, Alberta, the Waverunners are an ever evolving team dedicated to the sport of Dragonboat racing and enjoying themselves. We pride ourselves on sportsmanship, having a good time and putting our all into our races. Followed by putting our all into the beer tents. Practices are held on Thursday evenings at the Glenmore Reservoir with opportunities for festivals near and far.
We take the sport seriously, but put the fun of the races and the social experiences before the priority of winning. Sportsmanship, fun, a welcoming atmosphere, and camaraderie are the foundation of our group.
We are a team of dedicated recreational female paddlers that formed a little over two years ago. We pride ourselves on sportsmanship, having a good time and putting our all into our races. Followed by putting our all into the beer tents. Practices are held on Monday evenings at the Glenmore Reservoir.
We take the sport seriously, but put the fun of the races and the social experiences before the priority of winning. Sportsmanship, fun, a welcoming atmosphere, and camaraderie are the foundation of our group