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Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Registration

The 24th Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival will take place June 22nd-25th, 2017 at Mooney's Bay Park. Racing takes place June 24th and 25th.

Registration includes:

  • All equipment (boats, paddles, PFDs) for all team members
  • Two practices with certified coaches
  • 10x20' site in the Athletes Village; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
  • Entry into the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  • Opportunity to be a part of a community event giving back to local charities ($4 million raised to date!)

Team Details:

Mixed Division - must race with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 10 paddlers of each gender (does not include steersperson/drummer).
Women’s Division - must have all female paddlers, but can have a male drummer and/or steersperson.
Open Division - often comprised of primarily male paddlers, but females may also paddle on the team. Drummer and/or steersperson can be either gender.

Teams are comprised of 14 to 20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 6 spares.

Challenge Cups:

Challenge Cups are available to LOCAL teams only, with the exception of Sport, Breast Cancer Survivors, Confederation Cup and Pride Divisions. Open teams will compete in the Open Division and are not eligible for Challenge Cups.

Challenge Cup Teams must have a minimum of 9 people racing from the designated cup category. For example, if you are entering the High Tech Challenge your team must have a minimum of 9 paddlers who are employed with the high tech organization the team represents.

Categories include:

Breast Cancer Survivors – teams whose members are breast cancer survivors.

Building & Development - teams representing companies whose major business involves construction, project development, engineering consultants, building materials, etc.

Community – teams representing registered charities and non-profit organizations.

Competitive Women – women's teams who participate in multiple festivals, often finish in top 30 and/or practice 10+ times per season.

NEW! Confederation Cup - teams representing specific provinces and territories, celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary!

Education – teams whose members attend or work for educational institutions, administration, or associated parent advisory associations.

Embassies & Foreign Missions – teams whose members work for embassies or foreign missions, or immigrant services or associated community associations.

Emergency Services & Canadian Forces – teams representing the various branches of the Canadian Forces, police forces, services or associations, or fire fighters, services or associations.

Financial Services - teams representing companies or institutions providing financial services (Banks, Trust Companies, Investment, Insurance, Mortgage Brokers, etc).

Friends & Family – teams whose members are all members of the same extended family.

Government – teams whose members work for federal, provincial or municipal governments.

High Tech - teams representing companies whose major business is the production of computer software and hardware, system interfaces, etc.

Health Care & Ambulance Services – teams whose members work for hospitals, medical clinics, ambulance services, or medical or dental offices.

Hospitality & Tourism - teams representing companies whose major business is providing hospitality or tourism services, accommodation or meals.

Legal Services – teams whose members work in the field of legal services including law firms and associations.

Media – teams whose members are in the media industry including television, radio, print and social media.

Pride - Teams representing the LGBTTQ community, and their supporters.

Professional Services - teams representing companies providing services in accounting and other professional associations.

Recreational Women – newly formed women's teams or those who have participated in the festival before, but did not advance to the second day of racing.

Sport – teams must be registered with Dragon Boat Canada.

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