Practice Information

Regina Dragon Boat Festival

Team Practice Information

Captain, Coach and Steersperson Responsibility

  •  Ensure ALL team members have completed and signed Paddler Registration / Waiver form online or paper form prior to participant’s first practice.
  •  The steersperson must be attentive to the other watercraft in the lake and obey the boat safety rules in regards to sharing the lake.
  •  Every boat needs to be equipped with a safety kit as well as everyone must be wearing a PFD at all times.
  • All NEW teams must have a coach for the 3 FREE practices assigned from the Team Practice Coordinator.
  • Acquiring Coaches for additional practices (other than the 3 free Festival practices) is the responsibility of each team.  Available coaches will be listed on the website with contact information.  All additional coaching fees are determined between Coach and Team.

Practice Times

  •  Practices are one hour in length and they start and end at the marina which is located next to The Willow restaurant.
  •  Practices run Monday through Friday either at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm and anytime on the weekends. There are some days and times that the lake is booked for other events. If you would like to book your practices or to book at times outside of these time slots please send your request(s) to the Practice Coordinator:

Practice Fees

  • You receive 3 free practices with your registration. You cannot book practices until the full registration is paid.
  • Practice fees for each additional practice session after the 3 free practices is $40/session payable to RDBF.
  • Teams returning to the dock late will be charged $70.00 per occurrence.
  • All practice fees must be paid before the scheduled practice. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of future practices. Paying for all of your practices will secure you a boat as your practice is only booked if paid for.

Practice Cancellations and Refund Policies

  • You require a minimum of 10 paddlers (not including the drummer and steersperson).  You will not be allowed on the water if you do not meet this requirement and no refunds will be given. You may, however, join with another boat if they also have low attendance.
  • Refunds/credits will only be offered if the Practice Coordinator cancels a practice prior to the team launching from the docks for either lightning or high winds. The Practice Coordinator will contact you in this instance either by phone, text or email as well as posting it on Facebook or on the website. The Coordinator will make the call at least one hour before your practice.
  • Each team is expected to be back at the end of their time slot.  Late teams may have to pay for the affected team’s practice fee and/or lose their future practice times.
  • You must contact the Dragon Boat Practice Coordinator at least 12 hours prior to practice for any cancellations. Failure to do so will conclude with the practice considered to be paid for. To cancel, please email or text 306-533-4803. You may, however, reschedule your practice if you have notified the Coordinator the 12 hours before your practice.

For any other questions, comments, concerns or bookings please contact:

Register and Pay Online

We have up to 6 boats throughout the summer to practice with. Practices can be any day of the week. Please describe the times and days you would like to practice.

Practice times start at 6:30 AM and the last booking is 8:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: All practice times must be booked on the half-hour ie: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 etc. There will be teams booking all the time, we will do the best to accommodate your days and times. We will schedule them on the calendar and email you to review. Please check with your team first before booking tentative dates.
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Regina Dragon Boat Festival

SEPTEMBER 3rd & 4th, 2021

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.

Regina Dragon Boat Festival
has been cancelled
for this year.