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Competitive Teams

Paddle for Fun. Race to Win.

As a competitive club officially recognized by Dragon Boat Canada, Bytown and its teams make strategic decisions in order to succeed at the highest level of competition in every division.

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Train to Race Competitive

Our Evolution teams will become our next competitive crews. If you would like to see what the step from rec team to competitive team is like, or are a competitive paddler looking to step back from full-time commitment, this is your crew.

The Bytown Dragon Boat Club is one of the largest and most successful competitive clubs in Canada and internationally.  We are a team of competitive paddlers who train year-round. We have a passion for the sport, love to train and race, support each other and strive for excellence.

Our current crews are: U24 (Carleton Ravens); Evolution Premier Mixed, Evolution Senior Mixed; Senior A Women; Senior B Women; Senior C Women, Senior C Mixed, Senior C Open, and Senior D Mixed.

The BDBC is committed to developing elite paddlers. We  have year-round training programs under the supervision of our coaches. We enjoy the competitiveness of the sport, the teamwork, and friendships formed. We compete locally, provincially, and internationally. Paddlers must be Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) members to compete at Nationals and the World Championships.



Bytown Dragon Boat Club is a world class, competitive dragon boat club,
focused on excellence in team sport through its passion for performance
and teamwork.


To excel in our sport at its highest level and compete from a position of
integrity, fairness and respect.


Being a part of a team takes work, not only for yourself, but for your teammates. We are in this together while working towards a common goal. Your commitment to your team through hard work, focus and support is valued.

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