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Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival
206 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON Canada P3E 5J1

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705-671-6067

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May through July

Monday to Friday   |   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Registration

General Information

Here you will find general information about teams and the races. Just click on what you want to learn more about or scroll down to learn about registration.

Challenge Series Categories

Rules and Regulations

Team Building Benefits

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

Registration 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.

Register you Team by clicking here

Team Managers Meetings and Packages

First Team Managers’ Meeting – May 22 at 7pm Register Here

The first team managers’ meeting is an information session designed to prepare you for practices. Attendance is highly recommended.

Click here to view the First Team Managers’ Package (will be available online after meeting)

Second Team Managers’ Meeting – July

The second team managers’ meeting focuses on the race day.

Click here to view the Second Team Managers’ Meeting Package (will be available online after meeting)

Festival Info

Where does the Festival take place?
The Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival is held at the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The park may be accessed near the intersections of Paris and York Street, and Paris and Boland) Parking is available at both locations. The finish line will be best viewed from the closest path to the lake near the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre. Please be aware of the park rules.
Where can I park?

We encourage car pooling, cycling, and public transportation are encouraged. Limited, free off-site parking is available at the corner of York and Paris Streets for the public and the parking lot at the old hospital site (Paris and Boland). Details about bus schedules, routes and fares are available online at http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/transit or by calling 705-675-3333.

Are main parking lots closed?

Free off-site parking is available at the corner of York and Paris Streets for the public and the parking lot at the old hospital site. A section of the York and Paris lot will be blocked off for Festival personel. Details about bus schedules, routes and fares are available online at http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/transit or by calling 705-675-3333.

Is there a fee to attend the festival?

This event is free for spectators. The public is encouraged to attend and cheer on the teams!

Is there entertainment on site?

In addition to the dragon-boat races, there are a number of activities taking place for the whole family. Click here for information.

Race Info

When does the racing start?

Races begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. the day of the race and continue until approximately 4:30 p.m. that day.  What happens if it rains? Unless there is if lightning or very high winds, races will proceed as scheduled.

Where is the best view of the races?
The best view of the races is the path closest to the lake near the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and you can vary your viewpoints.
When is the Opening Ceremony?
We do not hold opening ceremonies every year. Check back to see our updated plans for 2017.
When are the Award Ceremonies?
Awards are presented during the Awards Ceremony, within a half hour of the completion of races for the day. This is usually between 4:30 pm and 5:00 p.m. in the Dragon’s Den.

Accomodations & Travel

I’m a visitor to Sudbury, where should I stay?

You’ll find everything you need to plan your visit at sudburytourism.ca.

Will there be food and refreshments available on site?

Vendors will offer a variety of food and beverages on race day.

Is there somewhere that I can store my belongings during the day?
There are no lockers available on site.
Is there an ATM available on site?
No, there is not an ATM available on site.
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