Winter Paddling in Victoria

Quality Foods Blu By U pull out the toques and hoodies for a winter practice in Nanaimo. Thanks to Shannon Monkman for the photo Victoria, BC may just be Canada’s best winter paddling destination. With an average temperature of 5.5°C through the winter months, Victoria paddlers have it better than any other city in Canada. …

Registration Update

Has your team registered for the 2013 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival yet? Registration opened on January 1st, and already 30 teams have signed on for this year’s event.  With only 90 spaces available and entire divisions selling out in 2012, there is no time like the present to register. What are paddlers saying…

Want to win free gym passes?

Building strength and endurance is key to just about every sport.  Supplementing your on-the-water and classroom training with regular gym workouts can help you to build muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance.  Victoria’s Pacific Institute for Sporting Excellence, or PISE, offers state-of-the-art facilities for high-performance and recreational athletes alike.The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival wants to help…

Event Profile – Melbourne International Dragon Boat Festival

It might be too chilly for you to consider paddling in Victoria, BC, but what about Victoria, Australia? We checked in with Jeff Saunders, Development Director for the Victorian Dragon Boat Association, the governing body for the sport in the state of Victoria, Australia. Jeff and his team are currently gearing up for the Melbourne International…

Keeping warm on the water

Cold weather training can be hard on your body and your spirit.  We asked our friends at Ocean River Sports to help get you kitted out for a winter on the water.  Ocean River is a long-standing supporter of the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival – look out for their booth at the Festival this summer!…