Kelowna Dragon Boat Club 22 Hearts Beating As One since 2000

The Kelowna Dragon Boat Club KDBC formed in 1999 to promote fun and fitness through the sport of Dragon Boating and to make it available to the community at large. The KDBC provides a venue through which beginner to intermediate paddlers can learn and train. A Dragon Boat team consists of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer.

If you do not have enough members to make up a full team, we will help find enthusiastic members to join you! Paddling times can be booked for any day of the week, any time of the day; mornings, or evenings.

Important Announcemnet

Unfortunately, we find it necessary to cancel this years Kelowna Dragonboat Festival. Air quality is expected to be at a high risk level. We are making this decision today to give sufficient notice to our out of town teams, vendors and race management.

However, our paddler’s party is still “a go” from 3pm to 6 pm on Saturday. We invite you to gather with us and participate in the paddler camaraderie we all enjoy, support ribfest and win some prizes.

To show our appreciation the Kelowna Dragonboat Paddling Society will be drawing one free team registration for next year’s festival from all of this year’s registered teams.

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you in 2019. Further information to follow. Warm regards and paddles up!

Kelowna Festival committee

Lori, Linda, Trish, Amanda, Scott, David, Chris, Bill, Reeny, Aimée and Becky.

Major Announcement

We have partnered with Ribfest this year and we will be paddling out of City Park. Our race site is within walking distance from Wibit Waterpark and City Park Water and Skate park. 

2018 KDBC Festival

Join us on August 25-26 for our annual Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival! Watch 200m races, corporate races, an 800m guts and glory race, and a blindfolded race! Tons of great food and merchandise vendors, all located at the beautiful Waterfront Park in downtown Kelowna. 

Find the schedule of events here


Corporate Races

You and your staff can sign up for our KDBC Corporate Challenge at our 2018 Dragon Boat Festival on August 25-26! 

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KDBC Spirit Team

The KDBC Spirit Team competed in 2016's Dublin Ireland Dragon Boat Festival.  It was an amazing experience for all of our paddlers. This year the Ladies Spirit Team will compete in the Concord Dragon Boat festival in Vancouver, June 22 - 24th.  If you would like information on becoming apart of the KDBC Spirit Team  please contact [email protected] .

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If you have never paddled with us we would love to introduce you to the fastest growing water sport. Sometimes we hold “drop-in” sessions so you can try paddling with all new paddlers.

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Paddle Trail Launch

Check out this article on on the new Paddle Trail Launch:

"The City of Kelowna is about to introduce a very cool locally grown project thanks to the dedication of Brad Dahl and the Kelowna Dragon Boat Society.

On Saturday May 19th, the launch of the Kelowna Paddle Trail will take place at Downtown City Park at 9 a.m."

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