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Learn to Paddle sessions for community members


Learn to Paddle sessions for community members

Want to try dragon boating but aren't ready to join a team quite yet? Looking to get out on the water? We're holding Learn to Paddle sessions for the community this summer!  Come down to Heritage Park July 9 or 16 to learn the basics of dragon boat racing and see what all the excitement is about. 

'Learn to Paddle' Sessions

Saturday, July 9 (Register online)
Heritage Park Gazebo
Check in: 9:30 am
Session Start: 10:00 am

Saturday, July 16 (Register online)
Heritage Park Gazebo
Check in: 9:30 am
Session Start: 10:00 am

The sessions will run rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the case of unsafe water conditions. Participants are required to sign a waiver before taking part. Space is limited to the first 20 people to register online.  

The Fine Print

  • $5 per paddler
  • Open to those 16 years of age and older
  • Lifejackets will be provided
  • Please prepare for the weather: wear sunscreen, a hat, appropriate clothing, and bring water

For more information, please contact Katherina Symes, Community Fundraising and Events Lead, at 705-728-1010 ext. 7039 or