Lively Dragon Club

16th Annual Milton Dragon Boat Race Festival (National Qualifier)

  • 26 May 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 5234 Kelso rd. Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, Ontario

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Lively Dragon
15th Milton Dragon Boat Event
at Kelso Conservation Area, Milton Ontario.


Mixed,  Ladies,  BCS, Youth Divisions
(Minimum 4 teams to create a division) + National Qualifier

Mixed =(minimum 8 female paddlers) no minimum for male paddlers.


Live Music, Beer Garden and more!!  Amazing entertainment. Wide repertoire of music


link to register for this event is in Participant Application


Registration $900 plus HST

Early registration (March 15)-- is $900 plus HST  AND will get your team 25 free passes into Kelso Park (saving $156.25)

Event registration is complete when payment is received. Early bird savings only apply if payment is received during the early bird time period.


Two steps to registering:

  1. Event Registration
  2. Team Participant Registration (roster, waivers etc done)

Need extra Park Passes? Click the Buy now Button Papal to be taken to a PayPal site for secure credit card purchases.

Let everyone know that your team will be racing up to Four times, Your Choice!!

Thank you for registering your team in the Annual Lively Dragon Milton Event!

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.
Please note that all participants must have a park entrance pass to enter the park for free. If you do not have a pass standard gate fees apply. 


Please enter through main gate and park in the designated parking lots and then walk to the racing and team area.  It is a bit of a walk so if you have a lot to carry…a wagon may be helpful.


Team arrival times

Please arrive at least one hour before your first heat.  The race schedule (first round of races) will be posted on the website by Wed May 25.  This is NOT the official race schedule! this schedule is subject to changes.


Race info:

Each team will have the opportunity to race 4 times.

Each team will race 500 meters in their first heat.

(Community team will race 200 meters in each of their first three races.)

Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions for the second round of races. All round two races will be 200 meters.

Round one and two times will be combined for seeding into the third and final round which will be 500 meters for recreational teams and 200 meters for community teams.

Seeding for the 2000-meter race will also be based on the teams in rounds one. 



A division Gold, Silver, Bronze

B to Z divisions medals will be awarded to the first place team in each division in the final heat.


Medals will be awarded to 25 team members.  These medals go to the people on the winning boats of the division final race, please do not forget your steers person and drummer.

"New this year" Medals will be handed out after each race.


Your team may purchase additional medals after the race for a fee of $8 per medal.


Captains’ Meeting:

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 marshaling area at the bottom of the hill.


Park Location:

Directions: From Highway 401, take Highway 25 north to Campbellville Road; west to Tremaine Road.   South until you reach Kelso Road.  Turn right into park entrance Please note…the park can only accept cash only at this gate…(Thousands of credit / debit card transactions will slow entry into the park)

From Highway 5, take Tremaine Road north to Kelso Road. 

Gates will be open at 6:00 am Saturday.


Team Roster:

Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates. 


Mixed=(minimum 8 female paddlers) No minimum number of Men.

.  Lively Dragon can provide steers persons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by May 20.  No friday practices.


Race Day

7:15 am    The captains meeting

7:00am-9am     One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration.  Please have all your paper work, waivers, team roster ready to Hand in. All forms (two waivers with team signature pages…--medical form is optional)



Hand in pledge forms and funds raised at the Willow Foundation Table.  We sincerely thank you for your donations.


7:45 am   Marshaling 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 inflate when contact with water…it IS allowed.  no acceptations.
  • This is a fundraising event for Willow Foundation.

Each person should bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Lawn chair
  • Change of Clothes
  • Change of Shoes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Blanket
  • 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.  ((( not say the 'R' word!))))]
Races happen rain or shine
Team Banner
Roll of toilet paper...just in case


When to arrive

Each person is usually 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.  Your team should have 10 female & 10 male paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. Y

You cannot have more male paddlers than female paddlers in the boat. You can have more female paddlers than males .


Team Blurb

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..

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