Working Together For a Healthy Community
Port Perry Dragon Boat Festival
at Palmer Park ,Port Perry, Ontario.
Port Perry Race Contests
Mixed, Ladies, BCS,
(Minimum 4 teams to create a division)
Mixed =(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/8 men etc)
An Awesome DJ will provide music and race updates
Vendors: Registration information is on the left of this page $75.00 plus HST
Click the register button then select vendor and fill in the information.
Registration $900 plus HST
$50.00 Bonus paid to your Team If you raced in Milton May Event
Two steps to registering:
- Event Registration
- Team Participant Registration (roster, waviers etc done)
Let everyone know that your team will be racing three times.
Thank you for registering your team for Port Perry Dragon Boat 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.
Steers person $60
- Steersperson who also coaches $100
Practice Schedule is now online. Please Note- Practices can not be scheduled until registration fee has been paid in full.
The festivities begins:
Saturday morning at 8am ending at 6 pm
Parking is Free
Drop of and Parking instructions:
All Participants Must park at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre parking lot located at:
1655 Reach Street, Port Perry, Ontario
Three Shuttle buses are provided 6:30 am to 6:30 pm.
All participants must park at the Off site parking with shuttle bus service on Saturday "Race Day"
Please car pool, fewer cars the easier it is to manage parking and drop offs.
Vehicles parked illegally will be tagged and possibly towed at the Townships discretion and the owners expense.
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 by May 30. This is NOT the official race schedule! This schedule will be subject to changes. Please be sure to check back to confirm your race times.
250 meter races
Every team races once and will be seeded into divisions.
The teams will race again and further seeding into divisions will be done.
Medals will be awarded to each division Gold, Silver, Bronze
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 will take place at 7:30 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 at the Festival Pergola on the public warf, (north east side of Latchman Centre)
Steers persons meeting:
Steers persons meeting will take place at 7:30 am sharp. Rules will be discussed and the format for the day will be laid out.
Team roster consists of 25 teammates. 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person with three alternate team mates. All rosters and waivers must be submitted no later than June 15
Mixed=(minimum 10 female paddlers) if less than 10 an equal number of men such as 8 women/ 8 men etc. If the team has less that 10 men the team can fill those seats with women.
Lively Dragon can provide steers persons. Please let us know if your team will need a steers person by May 30.
7:00 am-8:00am One Representative is asked to finalize your team registration. All paperwork must be submitted before race day.
Pedges and Donations for:
Information for pledge program and donations for the Port Perry Hospital Foundation and Lake Scugog Stewards
Working Together For a Healthy Community
Pledge forms will be emailed to each team Captain / Manager once your registration is confirmed.
Teams are requested to submit their pledge donation forms from June 12 to June 15 at the practice site only during practice times. If they wish to qualify for awards related to the pledges.
Doations can still be submitted up until 10am on festival day. Donations received after June 15 will not be recorded towards the pledge awards.
6:30 am Shuttle buses start running
7:30 am The captains & Steers persons meetings
8:00 am Opening ceremonies
8:30 am Round one qualifiers
10:10 am Round 2 qualifiers
Lunch Break- 11:45-12:15-- Tonsil Toss Time
12:20 pm 250 m Race Division Finals
4:00 pm Closing Ceremonies
8:00 am Marshaling 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 inflates when contact with water…it IS allowed. no exceptions..
- This is a fundraising event for Port Perry Hospital & Scugog Lake Stewards.
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 8 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..