School Groups

One Time On-Water Dragon Boat Paddling Experience

This program is for all ages of school children and their teachers who just want a fun and rewarding experience on the water. Kids come for 1.5 hours of activities that start with basic paddling and ends with fun races. Let our professional coaches teach students the proper technique of dragon boat paddling. Perfect for all fitness levels. All equipment provided includes boats, personal flotation devices and paddles. Program takes place rain or shine and costs $12.00 per student plus 5% GST.

Schedule for each 1.5 hour session.

0:00 – 0:15: Arrive, put away bags in lockers, get PFDs and paddles.
0:15 – 0:30: On-land safety session, including capsize drill. How to hold paddle, basic paddling technique and calls.
0:30 – 0:45: Basic on-water instruction, how to paddle the boat in time.
0:45 – 1:15: On-water instruction, how to race, games, team building exercises, etc.
1:15 – 1:30: Racing!
1:30 – 1:40: Dock boats, put away equipment.

Please click here if you are interested in booking a one time on-water dragon boat experience.

Please email for more information about our school programs and financial assistance.

Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden Programs

Dragon Tales – Learn the myths and stories of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival. We will examine life in Ming Dynasty China, explore the history of dragon Boats and make individual good luck charms!
Land and Sea – Combine the above two programs for a Dragon Day of fun, for one special price! We will customize an itinerary for you. Ask us about lunch options!

Dragon Tales and Land and Sea are offered in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden, please email: for more information and registration.

Youth Dragon Boat Teams

Start up a new team at Dragon Zone Paddling Club, and enjoy all of the benefits of teamwork, friendship, and activity. Contact us at for information on how to get started. From practice slots, to coaches and steers, to an entire turnkey operation, we can help you get started!

Dragon Zone Paddling Club offers year round activity for youth, whether as part of a group, or as an individual pursuit. Click here to find out more about all of our Youth programs.

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