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Dragon Boat Race Weekend

June 23 - 25, 2023
UPDATE: We have a full boat

Paddles up!

Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Race

After a successful inaugural year, the Pepper Pod Paddlers are set to make waves again and we’d love if you’d join us!

23-25 June 2023 
Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa

We’re recruiting for three vital roles:

  • Paddlers: Join the crew powering the boat to glory
  • Set-Up Crew: Help set up and take down the Pepper Pod Pavilion
  • Race Day Supporters: Slice watermelon and make sure everyone’s happy and hydrated 

Priority for Paddler positions will be as follows:

  1. Last year’s paddlers
  2. Lifeshop™ Grads
  3. The Greater Pepper Pod Community

Paddler Practice

If you’re registering as a Paddler, make sure you’re available to practice on June 6, 8, 15 and 22, 2023 at the Rideau Canoe Club (804 Hog’s Back Rd., Ottawa). Practices will begin at 6:15pm sharp and will go for 60-90 minutes. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes before the practice begins.

Pepper Pod Pavilion

The Pepper Pod Pavilion will be your home base for the race weekend. You’ll have a comfy place to rest, and share food, drinks and laughs. Our dedicated Race Day Supporters will watch over personal items like phones and purses while Paddlers are on the water. 


A big shout-out to Heddle Shipyards for sponsoring the crew this year.
We’re very grateful for your support and hope to bring home the “Mettle!”

I have added to my tribe. I am able to see more possibilities. My cup is full of love as I leave here. This weekend granted me the gift of simply being present, being me. Filled with gratitude...thank you. – S