Join us at The Dream Factory September Dragon Boat Challenge as we raise funds to make dreams come true for Manitoba kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses. The festival takes place on September 6th & 7th, 2019 at the Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Club on 80 Churchill Dr. in Winnipeg. Friday racing starts at 6:30 PM, so you don't have to take time off work. Racing starts on Saturday at 9:30 AM. We promise you fun and safe paddling and a family friendly event.
Online Registration is under way! With our quick and easy registration process, you can sign your team up for the festival and have your fundraising page set up and ready to go! Please note, that to register your team online, a credit card is required. If you prefer to pay registration by cheque, please phone 204-989-4010, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Thanks!
Maximum of fifteen (15) Crew Members on Team Roster
Maximum of 10 paddlers in boat, plus a drummer and steersperson (we will provide one for you free of charge, if needed)
Minimum of 8 paddlers in boat, plus a drummer and steersperson
1 Team Captain should be selected
1 Team Fundraising Coordinator (suggested)
Mixed Divisions Must have a minimum of 4 paddlers of each gender
Minimum age of requirement is 14 years of age (written consent and waiver must be signed by parent or legal guardian)
Mixed Recreational: A team with a minimum of 4 paddlers of each gender on board, that practice only for the festival (2-4 sessions). Max 13 paddlers on the team.
Corporate: A “mixed” team that practices only for the festival, and wishes to race other corporate teams.
All Female: A female team. Could have a male steerer, if need be.
Club Team: A team set up specifically to compete in dragon boat festivals, and typically practice at least once a week throughout the season.
Competitive Team: A team that practices more than once a week, trains year ‘round, and may race nationally and internationally.
Team Registration Fee (by August 1st)- $475
It is suggested that teams raise a minimum of $1,500, or $150/paddler to help make a dream come true for a Manitoba kid facing the fight of their life.
Team Registration Fee (after August 1st)- $550 It is suggested that teams raise a minimum of $1,500, or $150/paddler to help make a dream come true for a Manitoba kid facing the fight of their life.
Team Registration for “Additional Team” If you have registered a team already, but still have paddlers that want to participate, register an “additional team” for $300. Note, a different Team Captain is required. It is suggested that these teams raise a minimum of $1,000, or $150/paddler to help make a dream come true for a Manitoba kid facing the fight of their life. Please contact email@example.com for registration information.
*** All Registration Fees will be used to offset the costs of the festival ***
****ALL Pledges are used to to make a dream come true for Manitoba kids who are bravely battling life-threatening illnesses****
Registration Fee Includes:
Dragon Boat Use
Equipped with a Dragon Head (for race heats only)
Drum/Drumstick (not used during practices)
Paddles and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) Provided
Take place at the MB Canoe & Kayak Centre, weekday evenings in August
2 Practices with an experienced coach (NO previous dragon boat experience required)
Rules and Regulations of Festival
Information and support for fundraising
You might get wet! Wear clothing and shoes that are okay to get wet. There is a changing room available.
(Friday & Saturday, September 6th & 7th (Friday is 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Saturday is 9:00 – 3:00 PM))
Festival held at 80 Churchill Dr.
Safety boats and personnel onsite
Each team gets 3 race heats, weather permitting
Awards for Top Fundraising Teams and Individuals
Prizes awarded to division winners based on timed results
Rules of racing administered by trained race officials
Available online, on this site! A link will be sent to the Team Captain to be shared with all paddlers, once the Team is registered.
No Refunds if the festival is cancelled due to weather condition.
Cancellation will be determined by the festival committee