Christie Lake Dragon boat Race "Like no Other!!"
at 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario
Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers)
200m, Flag Catching, Back it Down Race, Surprise Race, 2000m
Rhythm & Bones Band, Beer Garden and more!!
link to register for this event is in Participant Application
Registration $750 plus HST
$50.00 Bonus paid to your Team for each Lively Dragon Milton or Hamilton Waterfest Event You raced in
Two steps to registering:
- Event Registration
- Team Participant Registration (roster, waivers etc done)
Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to FIVE times, Your Choice!!
Thank you for registering your team for The Christie Dragon boat Races "Like no Other".
As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event. Coach and steers person can be booked for an additional fee.
The festivities begins:
Saturday morning at 8am. (tentatively)---more accurate time to be determined.
Parking is $14.00 per car
We include and send 6 car passes to each registered and paid team, max 10 people in a vehicle. (Buses are $90.45)
Please car pool, we want to minimize impacting on the environment.
Team arrival times
Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat. The race schedule (first block of races) will be posted on the website 4 days before the event. This is NOT the official race schedule! This schedule will be subject to changes.
Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions.
The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done. The team placing first place in the third race wins medals.
Every team will race three 200m races plus a Flag catching Race, plus a back it down race plus a surprise race plus have the option to race in the 2000m finale.
Medals will be awarded to first place in each event.
Medals will be awarded to 25 team members. These medals go to the people on the winning boats of their division final qualifying race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer.
Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.
Captains meeting will take place at 7:15 am sharp. Each team should have two representatives at the meeting. Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out. This meeting will take place near the stage.
1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario
Please car pool. Your team will be mailed 6 park passes if you register early.
Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates.
Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers)
Lively Dragon can provide steers persons. Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by Sept 7.
7:15 am The captains meeting
7:30 am-9 am One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. If you have not completed an online registration please have all your paper work, waviers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)
Please drop donations on the stage.
7:45 am Marshalling for the first race begins
- Please ask your team mates to have their park passes ready… Please have them handy… NOT in your gym bag, purse or even wallet…Have your passes out …and ready. This will help the line up move quickly.
- Encourage your teammates to drink plenty of water all day during race day!
- Everyone MUST wear a life jacket at all times while in the boat. Life jackets must be done up correctly. All life jackets and paddles are provided. **For those of you who have inflatable life jackets…if yours has a pull cord…IT IS NOT ALLOWED…if it automatically inflates when contact with water…it IS allowed.no exceptions.
- This is a fundraising event for Goodwill Organization in Hamilton.
Each person should bring:
- Lawn chair
- Change of Clothes
- Change of Shoes
- Signed Waivers
- Pledge Money and Pledge Sheets
- Personal Medications
- Water and Food Vendors will be available on sites
Each team should bring:
Shade Tent...this is not mandatory but it helps your team defined gathering place. It also provides shelter from the sun and rain. (((ssshhhhh...do not say the 'R' word!))))]
Races happen rain or shine
Roll of toilet paper...just in case
When to arrive
Each person is expected to be at the park at least one hour prior to your first scheduled race.
Marshalling at the Docks
Each team must assemble at the dock and be ready to load at least 15 minutes before each of their scheduled races. We cannot wait for missing paddlers. A minimum of 10 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat..
If your team has not filled in the team blurb please do so ASAP or you will miss being mentioned in the race booklet. This is an excellent spot to promote your team sponsors..