DRAGON BOAT CANADA
COURSES

All the information on DBC Certification program.
Contact your regional Course facilitators to inquire about courses.

Please note that any pre-requisites must be complete before registering for a DBC course.

WESTERN
REGION

Kamini Jain
-Vancouver-
(Community & Competitive)

Andrea Dillon
-Vancouver-
(Community)

Tom Arnold
-Victoria-
(Community & Steering)

 
 

CENTRAL
REGION

Scott Murray
-Pickering-
(Community & Steering)

Jim Farintosh
-Toronto-
(Competitive)

EASTERN
REGION

Matt Robert
-Montreal-
(Steering & Community & Competitive)

Albert MacDonald
-Nova Scotia-
(Community & Competitive)

Dan Levine
-Montreal-
(Steering)

Level 1

COACHING COMMUNITY
DRAGON BOAT

The course is intended for anyone interested in entry level coaching.
Some of the material covered in the course includes: safety, ethics in coaching, coach-athlete communication, basic dragon boat technique, basic physiological requirements of dragon boat racing, race planning, practice planning, etc.  Accreditation requirements include course attendance, successful completion of assignment, proof of Pleasure Craft Operators License, current Safe Sport Training and proof of current Emergency First Aid.

COMMUNITY

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Kamini Jain

DATE: TBA

LOCATION: Vancouver BC
COST: 
REGISTRATION: Register Here

PRESENTED BY: Kamini Jain

DATE: TBA

LOCATION: Virtual

REGISTRATION: Register Here

COMMUNITY

CENTRAL
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray

DATE: Winter 2024 dates will be announced soon

LOCATION: 
COST:  
REGISTRATION: Register Here

COMMUNITY

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert

DATE: TBA

LOCATION:  Canal Fitness, Montreal QC

REGISTRATION: Register Here

Level 2

COACHING COMPETITIVE DRAGON BOAT

PREREQUISITES: Coaching Community Dragon Boat Certified (includes small craft operators license, DBC course and successful evaluation of assignment), current Emergency First Aid and current SafeSport.  In order to register for the Coaching Competitive Dragon Boat course, individuals must be accredited and meet all requites.  Courses must be taken in order (Coaching Community then Coaching Competitive Dragon Boat).  Accreditation will not be granted out of order.  If you are unsure about your eligibility for Coaching Competitive Dragon Boat, contact Dragon Boat Canada.

This 16 hour course is intended for anyone coaching competitive crews training twice a week or more on and off the water, crews competing at provincial events, the National Championships and perhaps with a view to the Club Crew World Championships. After this course, coaches will have the tools to develop all aspects of year-round training programs including, advanced technical instruction, principles of training, mental preparation, testing and selection, and much much more.

COMPETITIVE

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Kamini Jain
DATE: Winter/Spring 2024 Dates will be announced soon
LOCATION: Live and interactive online
Cost: 

REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMPETITIVE

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Jim Farintosh
Date: Winter/Spring 2024 dates will be announced soon.
Location: 
Cost: 
REGISTRATION: By Email

 

COMPETITIVE

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert

DATE: Winter/Spring Dates will be announced soon.

LOCATION: Canal Fitness, Montreal

COST: 

REGISTRATION: Visit Website

FESTIVAL OFFICIAL

This course is designed for new and existing dragon boat Officials with an overview to achieve the Level 1 accreditation. Managers and steerspersons will find this course to be invaluable.

The Dragon Boat Canada Officials Level 1 Course gives general knowledge of the Dragon Boat Canada competition regulations, rules of racing, 2000m racing rules and course setup, protests, roles and duties of each Race Officials position, race grid progression, safety, situation analysis and discussion.

Case scenarios discussion will provide an opportunity for application and interpretation of the rules of racing. Upon successful completion, Officials will receive Officials Level 1 certification upon completion of the course and Safe Sport.

Contact DBC to arrange a course for your club, festival or area!

OFFICIAL

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: TBD
DATE: Winter/Spring dates will be announced soon.
LOCATION: 
REGISTRATION: N/A

OFFICIAL

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: Winter/Spring dates will be announced soon.
Location: 
Cost: 
REGISTRATION:

OFFICIAL

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert

DATE: Winter/Spring dates will be announced soon.

LOCATION: Montreal

COST: TBD

REGISTRATION: Visit Website

STEERING ACCREDITATION

This course will ensure your steersperson has the skills required to confidently steer races.  

Accreditation requirements include course attendance, successful display of required skills acquisition,  proof of Safe Sport, Pleasure Craft Operators License and First Aid Certification.

This full day course features:

  • low instructor : participant ratio
  • in-class theory and on-water application
  • highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable facilitators.

Skills taught, practiced and tested will include:

  • crew commands and vocabulary
  • forward and reverse steering
  • left and right turns
  • arriving and departing docks
  • race situations.

Volunteer paddlers will be utilized whenever possible to ensure maximum experience at the helm.

This course is conducted by organizations and instructors that have been certified by Dragon Boat Canada. Contact DBC for more information.

STEERING

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Tom Arnold
DATE: Spring 2024 dates will be announced soon
LOCATION: 
COST: 
REGISTRATION: 
By Email

Note:  Both in class and on water sessions

STEERING

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: Spring 2024 dates will be announced soon
Location: 
Cost:  
Note:  Both in class and on water sessions
REGISTER HERE

STEERING

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: 
DATE: Spring 2024 dates will be announced soon
LOCATION: 
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

Note:  Both in class and on water sessions