World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Event FAQs

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What is Dragon Boat Niagara 2015?

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is the unique combination of two international dragon boat championships hosted at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course:

• 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships (August 14 – 16)

• 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (August 19 – 23)


When is Dragon Boat Niagara 2015?

• 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships (August 14 – 16)

• 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (August 19 – 23)


Where will Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 take place?

At the Welland International Flatwater Centre, North Course.

16 Townline Tunnel Rd., Welland, ON


Who will be participating in Dragon Boat Niagara 2015?

Pan American Club Crew Championships will attract approximate 600 participants from Pan American countries.

The 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships will attract approximately 2500 participants from across the world. Athletes range from 12 years of age to 80+.


What countries will be in attendance?

• 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships o Canada, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and United States

• 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (August 19 – 23) o Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Macau, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and United States


Where can I park?

Parking is available onsite for a fee of $5.00 per day or $20.00 for duration of the event, including training days. The site access fee for any independent transportation service is CAD $100 per bus, per day, and includes site access for athlete drop off and parking at the Venue for the bus. Site access fee must be paid upon entry to the Venue.


Is there a designated drop-off zone?

Yes, there will be a designated drop-off zone located at the main entrance off of Townline Tunnel Road.


Is there a fee to attend?

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015 is a ticketed event. Tickets are available online at www.wdbrc2015.ca or at the main gates of the event.

• 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships (August 19 – 23)

  • Day Pass: $10.00
  • All Events Pass: $25.00

However, the Shoreline Market & Expo taking place on the banks of the waterway is FREE to attend.


Is this a family event?

Yes, a Kids Zone will be located at the Shoreline Market & Expo in addition to other festivities.


Can I bring my dog onsite?

Only service dogs are allowed onsite and must be attended at all times.


Is the event rain or shine?

The event occurs rain or shine, however, racing may be postponed in the event of lighting or high winds under discretion of Race Officials.


When is Opening Ceremonies?

Opening Ceremonies for the Pan American Club Crew Championships will be on Friday, August 14, featuring the PK Humming Bird Steel Orchestra.

Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships will be on August 17th in Niagara Falls at Queen Victoria Park at the Coca Cola Stage. This is a free event, and all are invited to come to the Falls and spectate.


When are Medal Ceremonies?

There are medal ceremonies happening every day of competition.


Will there be food and refreshments available for purchase onsite?

YES. The FREE Shoreline Market & Expo will take place on the banks of the Welland Recreational Waterway during Dragon Boat Niagara 2015, August 14 – 23, 2015. The shoreline of the waterway will be buzzing with activity and feature a wide range of businesses: food vendors, beer and wine garden, merchandisers, Kids Zone and much more. Visitors from around the world will be highly entertained by the many attractions in this unique setting, while watching the best dragon boaters in the World competing for glory.


Will there be alcohol sold onsite?

Yes. Beer and wine gardens will be located in the plaza as well as the Shoreline Market & Expo.


Is there a lost and found onsite?

All lost and found items should be taken to / retrieved from Event Information Tent located in the Shoreline Market & Expo.


Where can I get more information on the upcoming competitions?

2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships: www.wdbrc2015.ca

Welland International Flatwater Centre: www.wifc.ca

Dragon Boat Canada: www.dragonboat.ca

International Dragon Boat Federation: www.idbf.org


For further information on any aspect of our event please contact: info@wdbrc2015.ca

Dragon Boat Niagara 2015

Email: info@wdbrc2015.ca

Welland Recreational Canal Corporation Phone: 905.788.9511 60 East Main Street Fax: 905.788.9887 Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4


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