World Dragon Boat Racing Championships


Posted Aug 14th, 2014 in General


The Welland International Flatwater Centre is thrilled to partner with Dragon Boat Canada to host the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships – the first time they will be held in Canada. Consisting of approximately 4,000 accredited individuals in attendance from 30+ countries.

The economic impact of this event is estimated at $30 million. Stephen Fischer, Executive Director of the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (WRCC) and Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) stated, “We are honoured to be the site of the 2015 Dragon Boat Racing World Championships. This is exactly where we want Welland to be.  This is exactly why it was the right choice for Welland to have made the investment in flatwater sports.  Working with DBC and hosting the World in 2015 speaks to the long term return on investment in the WIFC and the event will continue delivering lasting impacts and legacies for our community, and our region, as we stage this spectacular World Championships.”  We encourage you to be a part of it!!

The best dragon boat crews from around the globe will leave it all on the water in summer 2015 in Welland.

Come celebrate this amazing event with us; marvel at the fierce competition, absorb the tradition,

and help us welcome the athletes to the waterway.

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