Lively Dragon Club

Arnprior White Pines Dragonboat Festival

  • 28 Aug 2011
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Robert Simpson Park, Arnprior, Ontario


  • Team registration $400 Beautiful deep even lanes, Great racing, lots of docks for easy loading. 200m, 500m, 3 races Enjoy!!

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Arnprior Practice Schedule

Arnprior Race Schedule

Arnprior                    (66 km west of Ottawa)

White Pines Dragon Boat Festival        $400

Robert Simpson Park Events

Dragon Boat Race info:

Dragon Boat Racing 11:00 am to 4 pm

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 in 3 races:  a 500 meter race, a 200 meter race and a final 500 meter race


Lots to See and Do "Check it Out"

  • 8:00 am to 3:30 pm:  Classic Car & Truck Show: up to and including 1969.  Awards, dash plaques, and door prizes.  Registration: $5.00 (gate closes at 12:30 - all cars to arrive prior)
  • 9:00 am to 4:30 pm:  Vendors
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am:  The River of Life Christian Fellowship Band with "ELVIS"
  • 10:30 am - 3:30 pm: Pineridge Children's Festival (arts, crafts, fish pond, and games for children up to age 9)
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm:  Jake Differ, Juno nominee and Canadian Children's Music Award winner will perform
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:  Arnprior Line Dancers
  • 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm:  The Funk Blues Band "To Be Determined" (now known as "Run AGroove") from Stittsville will perform (Stephane Rivet: bass, Paul Chartrand: vocals, Dominique Lapointe: guitar, Mathieu Tassie: sax)
  • Arnprior Remote Control Club model airplane simulator on site

Vendors: link to register for this event is in the Participant Application link to your left.


Registration $400 including HST

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

Let everyone know that your team will be racing  

Thank you for registering your team for Arnprior White Pines Dragonboat Festival.


As you already know, each team can book the use of the boat two times before the event.  Coach and steersperson can be booked for an additional fee.


The festivities begins:

Saturday morning at 11:00 am.

Captains meeting at 10:15am


Parking is Free

Please car pool, we want to mimimise impacting on our neighbouring community.


Team arrival times

Please arrive by 10am

Race info:

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 in 3 races:  a 500 meter race, a 200 meter race and a final 500 meter race 



Medals will be awarded to A division Gold, Silver, Bronse

medals will be awarded to the first place team in each following division  in your qualifying races.


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 steersperson and drummer. 


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


Captains’ Meeting:

Captains meeting will take place at 10:15 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 marshalling area at the bottom of the hill.


Park Location:

451 John St North, Arnprior, ON

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Team Roster:

Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steersperson with three alternate team mates.  There must be a minimum of 8 female paddlers in each boat.  Lively Dragon can provide steerspersons.  Please let us know if your team will need a steersperson by August 20.  Also please let us know by August 25 if your team will be coming Friday for a practice…  Friday practices are free if you have your own steersperson/coach.  You need to sign up for this practice.


Race Day

8:45 am    The captains meeting

8:00 am-10 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)



9:00 am   Marshalling for the first race begins


  • 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.undefinedno accept ions.
  • 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. A minimum of 8 female paddlers and 1 drummer must be on every boat.. 


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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