DRAGON BOAT CANADA
COURSES

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

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

INTRO TO
COACHING

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.

COMMUNITY

WESTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Tom Arnold
DATE: January 25 and 26, 2020
LOCATION: VI Paddling Gym (500 Admirals Road, Victoria)
COST: $165
REGISTRATION: By Email

PRESENTED BY: Kamini Jain
DATE: February 22, 2020
LOCATION: Kamloops – Kamloops Sports Council, 550 Island Parkway, V2B 0H7
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMMUNITY

CENTRAL
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray
DATE: Saturday January 18, 2020
LOCATION: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
COST: $175 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray
DATE: Saturday May 2, 2020
LOCATION: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
COST: $175 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

PRESENTED BY: Scott Murray
DATE: Saturday October 3, 2020
LOCATION: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
COST: $175 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMMUNITY

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert DATE: February 2, 2020 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).

This two day 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: February 8-9, 2020
LOCATION: Vancouver BC
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

COMPETITIVE

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Jim Farintosh
Date: TBA
Location: Pickering
Cost: TBD
REGISTRATION: By Email

 

COMPETITIVE

EASTERN
REGION

PRESENTED BY: Matt Robert
DATE: February 2, 2020
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: January 17, 2020 (6-9PM)
Location: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
Cost: $110 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: May 1, 2020 (6-9PM)
Location: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
Cost: $110 + 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: March 28, 2020
LOCATION: VI Paddling (521 Craigflower Rd Victoria)
COST: $120
REGISTRATION: By Email

STEERING

CENTRAL
REGION

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: May 3, 2020
Location: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
Cost: $125 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

Presented by: Scott Murray
Date: October 4, 2020
Location: Alkame Paddle Zone, 1050 Brock Road Unit 20 & 21, Pickering, L1W 3X4
Cost: $125 + HST
REGISTRATION: Visit Website

STEERING

EASTERN
REGION

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

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