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Dragon Boat - Tim Hortons Festival

Each year OSSC participates in the Annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival and we want YOU to be in our boat!


Whether you are new to paddling or a seasoned veteran everyone is welcome.


There are 6 practices leading up to race weekend on Tuesday evenings.  You'll participate in the Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday in a number of races.  Depending on how well we do will determine if we come back on the Sunday to race. All participants will receive a customized OSSC dry-fit team t-shirt!


Registration deadline is Monday, May 6 at midnight!

LATE FEES will apply to all registrations received after the deadline.


Sprummer 2019 Details: 

Team Meet & Greet

Get to know your team!  We'll be getting together on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30pm at the Royal Oak - Hunt Club location to learn names, do some team bonding and go through details of what's coming! 

Race dates

The 26th Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival will take place June 20th - 23rd, 2019 at Mooney's Bay Park.

Racing takes place June 22 and 23.

Practice dates & times

Six practice sessions will be held at the Rideau Canoe Club (804 Hogs Back Road). Practice dates and times are as follows:


Arrival time for practice is 6:40pm.

Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00pm


All practices are 1 hour long. Paddlers need to arrive 20 minutes early to warm up, pick-up paddles and life jackets and ensure they are ready to board the boat at the exact start time.


$170 + HST.

Member package pick-up

Sprummer 2019 member packages will be dropped off at the Meet & Greet.

Member packages include: A detailed newsletter on upcoming leagues & social events as well as your OSSC key tag, which provides you with excellent deals through our OSSC Partners.

Race day Schedule Race Day: 2 x 500m races on Saturday.

We will be notified by the festival organizers about the Saturday schedule approximately 5-7 days before race day.  

If we do well, we'll be back on Sunday! The top 75 mixed teams will advance to Sunday where they will compete in three additional races - one 100m, one 200m and one 500m race throughout the day.


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- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Dragon Boat:

# of people on the boat

20 paddlers.

Interested in being the boat's drummer (coach), steersperson or added to the spares list? Email for pricing and more details! 


Lifejackets, boats and paddles included for all practices and race days.


Participants will all receive a custom OSSC dry-fit team shirt.


On race day, the OSSC team site will have a tent and space to hang out!

Additional league information

All participants receive:

  • An OSSC key tag which gives you access to discounts and deals from our amazing sponsors and partners around town! See all the deals!
  • An invitation to the OSSC end of season party. 



Have Fun!


Dragon Boat location: Mooney’s Bay Park on race day and Rideau Canoe Club for practices.