Unleash your inner dragon in celebration of 20 years of making waves in Sudbury!!

For 20 years, Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival has been making waves in support of our local charities. Join us this year as we paddle to brighten the lives of the Neo Kids Foundation families in our region. 

The Countdown Begins!








Find everything team related here!

Just click the Team Manager’s Hub  or scroll down to learn more.

Team Manager's Hub

Here you will find everything you need to successfully navigate being a team manager. 


June 30, 2019 is the last day to register your team!


General and Registration Information

Entry fees per team

Entry Fees Per Team:

Team Type Fee HST* Total
Local teams (Greater Sudbury) $1,000 $130 $1,130
Teams outside Greater Sudbury $700 $91 $791
Local youth teams (Greater Sudbury) $500 $65 $565
Out of town youth teams $400 $52 $452

Registrations Includes:

  • All equipment (boats, paddles, PFDs) for team members
  • Coaching and steering clinics offered through experienced instructors
  • Four Free lake practices; Additional practices available at a prescribed fee
  • Challenge Series Cups provide opportunity for friendly competition against other teams within your chosen category
  • Team Spirit; compete for more than just racing, by creating a positive enthusiastic team in the park on race day
  • Opportunity to support the annual charity meets their fundraising goals for their capital campaign
Team Building Benefits

SDBF delivers a unique team building experience with emphasis on collaboration, commitment and co-ordination. Benefits associated with dragon boat racing:

  • Dragon boating creates an inclusive environment – people of all ages and fitness levels can participate
  • Breaks down barriers, inspiring positive communication as teammates cheer each other on
  • Encourages improved mental and physical health through a commitment to fitness and team spirit.
  • Fosters a feeling of accomplishment, completing a 500 metre training session or race
  • A renewal of energy and creativity.
Rules and regulations

Click here to see the 2019 Rules and Regulations

Challenge Series Categories

Click here to see this year’s Challenge Series Categories.

Paddlers looking to join a team

We’ll attempt to place any paddlers who are without a team by referring them to teams that have requested paddlers. If you’re a paddler who would like to join a team, please click here to submit your request.

Bell Park, Sudbury


Register to Race!

Paddlers helping charities succed.

Release your DRAGON!