Challenge Series

The challenge series allows teams to compete directly with the other teams in their category

Each category will be grouped together in the 1st round so that there is head-to-head competition with the 1st place team being declared the champion. For the categories that require more than one race (7 or more teams within a category), the team with the best time from the 2 races will be declared the category champion.

To be eligible for a challenge category, 10 of your team members must meet the criteria for the category – see below. In addition, each team must have 8 female paddlers in the boat.

Trophies will be presented at the Awards Ceremony following completion of the last race of the day.

E-mail the Dragon Boat office (rcommcoord@gmail.com) if you have suggestions for other categories. We will be happy to consider your recommendations.

Financial Services

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, Banks, Trust Companies, Investment, Insurance, Mortgage Brokers.

Education

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, educational institutions, administration, or advisory associations.

Mayor’s Challenge

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, municipal, provincial or federal agencies.

Health Services

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, medical clinics, ambulance services, medical/dental offices, non-Hospital services.

Industrial

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, service companies whose main business is industrial service.

Vale

Teams whose members work for Vale.

Media

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, companies who’s major business is television, radio or print.

Corporate

Teams that represent a corporate sponsor.

Community

Teams whose members are from recognized groups, clubs or non-profit organizations.

Retail

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, retail establishments.

Youth

Teams whose members are 19 years of age or are under.

Charity

Teams whose members consist of people associated with current and past beneficiaries of the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival.

Survivors

Teams whose members consist of cancer survivors.

Mining 

Teams whose members work for, or are retired from, a mining environment.

Dragon Cup

Local teams whose members don’t fit into any other existing category.