EMERGENCY RULES & REGULATIONS

Regina Dragom Boat Festival
EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Fire / Police / EMS
Emergency River Craft
Regina Police (Non-Emergency)
Genreal Hospital
Pasqua Hospital
Wascana Center Authority
Regina Dragon Boat Festival
CONTACT
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Ryan Whippler
Barry Eisenzimmer
NUMBER
911
911
306 777 6500
306 766 4444
306 766 2222
306 536 5446
306 533 4803
  1. All dragon boats must have emergency Tow Line
  2. All dragon boats must have emergency whistle OR horn
  3. No dragon boats on lake with lightning within 12 kms
  4. Paddling resumes only when 30 minutes between last sighting
  5. No dragon boats on lake with 40 km winds
  6. No dragon boats on lake prior to sunrise or after sunset
  7. If your boat tips:
    – Stay with your boat
    – Reach up and hug the overturned hull
    – Do Not try to swim to shore
     – Wait for safety boat
    – Use your whistle or horn
    – Use the buddy system for all crew members
  8. Make sure you have adequate fluids
  9.  Make sure you have a bailing vessel on board the boat
  10. First Aid Kit is available in the equipment shed.

KEEP THE EQUIPMENT SHED CLEAN AND TIDY

  • Put paddles in correct barrel
  • Put all pfd’s in the storage basket (not the floor)
  • Put all seats/drums back on the shelves

IF EQUIPMENT NEEDS ATTENTION

Please contact us.

TIPPED BOAT/RESCUE

  • All boats must implement a buddy system of partnership to account for all members
  • Stay with the boat and do not attempt to swim to safety.
  • Keep the majority of your body out of the water by draping yourself over the upturned hull
  • One member of the crew should always have a whistle or horn to alert others of your situation
  • Load into safety boats as instructed by the safety team/buddy system
  • Count off all members once full rescue is complete

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • Immediate communication between finish line race officials and safety boat(s) and starter officials
  • All races cease
  • All boats in any race will proceed to the shore
  • Safety boat(s) recovery
  • Team member count off
  • Secure boat/take to shore
  • Provide health inspection by first aide to all members
  • Restart races when all members accounted for and boat secured

IN THE EVENT OF LIGHTNING

  • Finish line officials will notify water safety boat/s & starter officials of potential weather systems
  • Secondary warning siren given by finish line officials of impending weather system
  • 3 long sirens given to clear lake of all boats and participants
  • Lightning within 12 kilometers of race site will cancel all races
  • Races will resume 30 minutes after the last sighting of lightning
  • Confirmation will be provided by environment canada

IN THE EVENT OF FIRE

  • Event staff clear the endangered area immediately
  • Event staff assist any handicapped/disabled person from the area
  • Call president and the VP of the event site
  • President will notify the public announcer for announcement of current conditions
  • The President and the site VP, if safe to personal health, will enter the area and control the fire

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

August 26-27-28, 2022

 

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

The Annual  Regina Dragon Boat Festival has been a long time favourite event for paddlers, residents and visitors from across Canada.

Our city and dedicated volunteers welcome you to Regina’s beautiful Wascana Park for a summer experience of festival excitement and camaraderie second to none.