Columbia College dragon boat team

Dragon Boat


The CC Riders Dragon Boat Team is looking for enthusiastic and energetic students! We are welcoming new paddlers on an ongoing basis. There will be two practices per week on Tuesdays & Fridays at 6-8pm starting March 3, 2023 until June 30, 2023. We will be racing at regattas in April, May and June 2023.

What is Dragon Boat?

Dragon boat is a fun team sport on the water. This sport has been around for over 2000 years and originates in China. See the video below for a 1-minute history behind the dragon boat festival!

A dragon boat is a long canoe-like boat with 20 paddlers that sit side-by-side paddling in unison to propel the boat through the water. At the front is a drummer or caller, whose job is to call commands and keep the paddlers in time. At the back is a steersperson to guide the boat straight.

In Vancouver, we have the largest international dragon boat festival in North America, the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival! Over 200 teams from all over the world come to compete in this world-class regatta.

Below are videos from past dragon boat festivals. You can get a feel for the event and what dragon boat races are like.

Inlet Spring Regatta 2022

Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival 2022


Dates: March 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Practices: Tuesday & Friday at 6-8pm
Location: Dragon Zone Paddling Club (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1)
Price: $200.00/student
Spaces: 24 openings remaining
Contact: Zerlinda, Team Manager


Step 1: Fill the participant agreement below.
Step 2: Pay the $200 athletics fee at Student Services or Zerlinda’s office.
Step 3: Show up for practice!

Not interested in joining, but want to stay updated about the team’s activities? Join our CC Riders & Friends mailing list!

What will we send you?

  • Team progress updates
  • Invitations to community events
  • Race schedules (so you can come cheer for the team!)