Dragon Boat Challenge

21-23 June 2024 – Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa

Dragon Boat Challenge

21-23 June 2024
Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa

At a glance: Dragon Boat Challenge


21-23 June 2024


Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa


Paddlers, set-up crew and race day Supporters are welcome!



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!

We’re recruiting for three vital roles:

  • Paddlers: Join the crew powering the boat to glory (20 + spares)
  • Set-Up Crew: Lead the set up and take down of the Pepper Pod Pavilion (4 people)
  • Race Day Supporters: Slice watermelon and make sure everyone’s happy and hydrated (4 people)

Priority for Paddler positions will be as follows:

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

Team Composition

  • Coach – Meghan Provost (Same coach as last year!)
  • Team Captain – Cathy Priestman
  • Drummer – Sandra Perron
  • Trainer – Meghan Bellefleur
  • … and hopefully YOU!

Team Intro & Welcome Meeting

We’ll have a dryland meeting at the Pepper Pod to meet the team and share some info to keep you in the loop.

  • Sunday, 5 May 2024
  • 2:00 pm
  • @the Pepper Pod (35 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, Quebec)

Paddler Practices

If you’re registering as a Paddler, make sure you’re available to practice on June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, & 20 at 6:15 pm at the Rideau Canoe Club (804 Hog’s Back Rd., Ottawa). Practices will begin at 6:15pm and will go for 60-90 minutes. Please be sure to arrive 20 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.

Dragon Boat Registration