No experience required. The mandate of this crew is to win a berth at nationals to compete in world competitions. This crew trains three times weekly.
No experience required. The mandate of this team is to train twice weekly to race in local festivals.
No experience required. The mandate of this team is to train three times weekly to compete in festivals locally and provincially.
No experience required. The mandate of this level is to have fun on the water once weekly!
Look for us in Waterfront Park,
at the boat launch and public dock area!
Our Story: Parkland Dragon Boat Racing Club (PDBRC) is a relatively new club, its humble beginnings starting in 2017 when head coach Cheryl Roose moved into Parkland County settling around Spring Lake. She brought with her a desire to continue her passion for coaching and, after engaging with some women in the community, realized there was an interest in the dragon boat sport. By the spring of 2018 Parkland County’s first dragon boat team, the Water Warriors, was formed.
In response to the growing interest in the County and combined with paddlers Cheryl had coached in the Edmonton area, by early 2019 the club consisted of 3 teams, including a Club Crew team headed to Nationals in Regina, and PDBRC was formed. The club has achieved success locally and nationally and has found a home at Wabamun Lake, west of Edmonton. Membership is currently over 100 paddlers.
In addition to supporting a National team as well as recreational teams, PDBRC has affiliations with Greater Parkland Region Chamber of Commerce, TD Bank, Scouts Canada, CN, Parkland County Municipalities, Stony Plain youth groups, Tri Region and is a member of Dragon Boat Canada. The club offers many community programs including intro to paddling clinics/camps, youth programs, school group paddling, team building corporate programs, etc. The club has enjoyed many accomplishments including medalling in several festivals around Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana as well as completing a 5 day spring camp in Comox, BC.
Parkland Dragon Boat Racing Club is excited to meet the demands of this fast growing sport here in Parkland County and is committed to creating a culture of team spirit, comradery, emotional and physical wellbeing through the promotion of the sport. New members are encouraged and welcome to join PDBRC and experience the “fastest growing water sport in the world”!
Our Mission: Bring people and teams together in the mindset of community, comradery and competition through the sport of dragon boat racing.
Our Vision: To create a culture of team spirit, personal development and mental, emotional and physical well being.
If you would like to support our club we appreciate your donations!