If you’re looking to do something fun and affordable this summer then joining the Dragon Zone Paddling Club might just be your answer.
Paddling in a dragon boat is so much more than just a festival activity that takes place once a year, but rather, a sport that can become your favourite full-time hobby.
Members of a team of 20 paddlers practicing once a week for six months pay just $2.60 for each session. And that works out at just 68 cents to practice three times a week for an entire year. If you register for a year-long membership, you’ll get to enjoy a ton of cool perks like access to all paddling equipment from dragon boats to paddles, flotation devices, and bottled water.
Never paddled before? Another affordable option is to register for one of our four to eight-week introduction to dragon boating programs, where, for less than $20 per session you learn all the key fundamentals of Dragon Boating as well as participate in the 2017 Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival.
More services offered by the club:
- Year-round paddling, after-school programs and summer camps for kids
- Positive outreach, mentoring and sporting activities for youth-at- risk
- Accessible programs and facilities for people with disabilities
- Competitive races and events for local corporate and community dragon boat teams, and individual paddling enthusiasts
This year’s paddling is set to be even better since the new docks and boat sheds opened on the south Side of False Creek, thanks to a generous donation of $1 million from Concord Pacific.
It costs you way less than many other sports and all you need to do is wear clothes that you can get wet.
If you consider yourself to be more of a spectator, then you can visit the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival starting June 23 to see others in action.
This year, the festival celebrates its twenty-ninth year as one of North America’s most popular and competitive events. Combining the sport of dragon boat racing with multicultural music, entertainment, art, and food, it has something for everyone.
It brings together an estimated 5,500 paddlers from around the world, and it’s free for all ages to attend. To become a paddler, all you have to do is sign up with the Dragon Zone Paddling Club online and you’re done. It’s that easy.
When: June 23 to 25
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek
Tickets: Not required – free event
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival