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 and proof of current First Aid.

COMMUNITY

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Kamini Jain
DATE: Offered in 2 parts, April 11th & 18, 2021
LOCATION: Live and interactive online
Cost: $185 + 5% GST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

PRESENTED BY: Tom Arnold
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Live and interactive online
Cost: TBD

COMMUNITY

CENTRAL
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray

DATE: Saturday May 8, 2021
LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom 
COST: $175 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

 

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray
DATE: Saturday October 2, 2021
LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom 
COST: $175 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMMUNITY

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Canal Fitness, Montreal
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

Level 2

COACHING COMPETITIVE DRAGON BOAT

PREREQUISITES: Coaching Community Dragon Boat Certified (includes small craft operators license, DBC course and successful evaluation of assignment).  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: Presented in 3 parts, April 25, May 2 & 9, 2021
LOCATION: Live and interactive online
Cost: $315 + 5% GST

REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMPETITIVE

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Jim Farintosh
Date: TBD
Location: Virtual
Cost: $300 HST
REGISTRATION: By Email

 

COMPETITIVE

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Canal Fitness, Montreal
COST: TBD
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, and a DBC Officials shirt.

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

OFFICIAL

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: TBD
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Edmonton, AB
REGISTRATION: N/A

OFFICIAL

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: May 7, 2021 
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $110.00 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

OFFICIAL

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Montreal
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

STEERING ACCREDITATION

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

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: TBD
LOCATION: VI Paddling (521 Craigflower Rd Victoria)
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION: By Email

STEERING

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: TBD
Location: TBD
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

STEERING

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Smith
DATE: TBD
LOCATION: Montreal
COST: TBD
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

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