Join in on the fun and support the charity of your choice!

Registration for the 2017 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is now open! Limited spots available!

Choosing a Charity

Each team is required to raise $500.00 minimum for the charity of your choice.  Please ensure that your team has chosen the charity you would like to fundraise for and is recorded on your team page no later than August 1st.    You will give the money raised directly to the charity and get a donation receipt from them for your generosity.


The team that raises the most money at the 2017 Barrie Dragon Boat Festival will be the recipient of the Barrie Dragon Boat Tim Hortons Cup.

Team Manuals

To aid you with the registration process we have created manuals with step by step instructions.  Please refer to the Team Captain Manual or Paddlers Manual for more information.

Registered Teams



Hospice Simcoe

Click here to view fundraising page.


Candlelighters Courageous Cancer Kids

Candlelighters Simcoe Parents of Children with Cancer

Candlelighters Simcoe is a volunteer driven, not for profit organization that is supported entirely by community donations. Our volunteers provide support for families with children and teens that have been diagnosed with cancer in Simcoe County and Muskoka. Our support programs have been designed to positively impact and improve the quality of life for children with cancer easing the burden faced by their families. All of our programs are free of charge for our families.


Dragon Tales

Barrie Public Library

Dragon Tales is proud to be the HOST TEAM of the BDBF, paddling and fundraising on behalf of the Barrie Public Library. For 15 years, BPL has been the proud organizer of this exciting community charity event in the heart of our city. Dragon Tales looks forward to paddling and celebrating with all teams in this year's Barrie Dragon Boat Festival - PADDLES UP!


Dragon Slayers

Hospice Simcoe

Honda Team 1

Barrie Public Library

Team members from Honda of Canada Mfg

Honda Team 2

Barrie Public Library

Pirates of the Epilepsea's

Epilepsy Simcoe County

Fundraising for Epilepsy Simcoe County!


Busch Buccaneers - Paddle of Fury

Dekpor School Development Organization / Ghana

Simcoe Sizzlers

United Way of Simcoe Muskoka/Heart and Stroke


The Geri-Antics

Grove Park Home

The Geri-Antics team is paddling to raise money for Grove Park Home. A not-for-profit and charitable Home, 143 residents benefit from fundraising events. This team is powered by staff, family members, friends and business partners and is funded through team sponsorships. Funds raised in previous years has supported the purchase of medical equipment, common area furnishings, transfer and physio equipment and more. In it for "fun" The Geri-Antics is a non-competitive team focused on camaraderie and teamwork.....until the whistle blows :)

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St. John Ambulance Crusaders

St. John Ambulance

A group of St. John Ambulance volunteers and their family and friends.

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Chicks Ahoy

Cardiac Kids

We are an all female team ranging in ages that support each other with a positive attitude and by working together we feel we can achieve anything we put our minds to.



Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada

A group of fun dragon-boaters in the Barrie Area assembled to raise money for good work being done in our communities.

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Georgian International Water Warriors

Dragon Boat Team Scholarship


Paddle Avengers

Red Cross- BC Fire Appeal and Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue

The PaddleAvengers Dragon Boat Team was designed for recreational paddlers and created to give paddlers a community team where they can improve their paddling skills while gaining more experience through community dragon boat events. The ultimate goal of the team is to have fun both on and off the water!

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Barrie's Ribbons of Hope

Breast cancer survivor team

Team A2O

Autism Ontario Simcoe County

Raising funds for Autism Ontario Simcoe County Chapter

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Dragon Boat Barrie - PowerStrokes

Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka and Barrie Public Library

The PowerStrokes Dragon Boat Team was created to give those people in the community a chance to improve their dragon boating skills while gaining experience through community and competitive dragon boat events without having to fully commit themselves to the training regimen of a fully fledged competitive dragon boat racing team.

Click here to view fundraising page.


SOB Dragons

Lions Foundation of Canada-Guide Dogs

Community level team

Haliburton Highlands Paddlers

Rowan Pettinella Fund & Haliburton Food Bank

The Haliburton Highlands Paddlers are a group of men and women committed to fun, fitness, and friendship. We are a relatively new group but we are making a big splash on the Haliburton sport and recreation scene.

Catulpa Conquestidors

Catulpa Community Support Services

Catulpa Community Support Services' team is comprised of an exceptional group of caring and enthusiastic people interested in community services and supports to families, children, youth and adults with special needs or circumstances. Fundraising efforts benefit the Margaret Gallow Spirit Fund, for those receiving Catulpa Community Support Services agency services, but with unmet needs not covered by current programs or funding.

Click here to view fundraising page.


Grant Thornton Thunder

Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka

A team of accountants - who knew they could paddle?

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B.A.C.A. Dragon

Gospel Operation International for Chinese Christians

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Community Living Georgina

The Community Living Georgina dragon boat team has been a true reflection of what community is all about. Celebrating it's 13th year, the team, consisting of families, staff and community members, paddle together to raise awareness and supplemental funds, in support of people with diverse abilities.

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Post Holes Plus

Canadian mental health Assocaition

Group of employees from Post Holes Plus and the Canadian Mental health association ACTT


The Moore Dragonslayers

Alzheimer Society

Rain or shine practice is still on for tonight. Steer person must cancel the event if's it's due to weather. Please show so I have enough team member or we forfeit another practice. We had 2 free practices cancelled. Each remaining practice is 90.00 per practice which is included in the 30.00. Paddles up Ready Ready. Captain Con

Simcoe Sirens

Gilda's Club on behalf of Karen Saunders

Dragon Behind

Terry Fox


Eugenia Power


A recreational club paddling out of Lake Eugenia and Owen Sound who love to compete!

Redwood Paddlers

Redwood Park Communities

Friends of Redwood Park Communities, a charity offering Hope Through Housing.

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Mermen & the Mermaids

Rainbows Canada

Warriors of Hope

Breast Cancer Survivors

Westside Winded

Barrie Women and Children's Shelter

A group of Congregational members from Westside Lutheran Church, St. Margaret's Anglican Church and some of our friends and family.


Holy Rowers

Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County

Supporters of Catholic Family Services which supports individuals, couples and families with mental health counselling and wellness programs.

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Georgian Grizzly Dragons

Power of Education-Georgian College

Theta TTS Top Siders

Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie

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Soldier On

The MIRauders team is from 31 CF H Svcs C the clinic at CFB Borden.



Solider On!

Team Wash Out CFHSTC , 1 Dental Unit and RP Ops plus spouses. A mixed Borden team!



Soldier On

Members of CFLTC.


Got Lucky

Soldier On

Formerly the Dragon Boat Virgins

The VoYagers

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

The VoYagers team is composed of volunteer members and YMCA staff of Innisfil, Ontario. In our team we advocate a common goal of building healthy lifestyle and inspire everyone in the community.


Silver Darts

Soldier On

The "Silver Darts" is a team from CFB Borden.

2nd to None

Soldier on

Mighty Thor

COPE Service Dogs

COPE Service Dogs is a multi-facet charity that raises and trains dogs to become partners for people living with disabilities. COPE. also has a unique High School Assistance Dog Program and Reading Buddy/Seniors Program to engage various populations in the community. The proceeds from this event will help keep students in school and also change the lives of people living with mobility issues.


Blew Bayou

Camp Maple Leaf

The defending Military Cup holders. We have returned, and we will defeat all. Alala! Non curo quam purpurea unda uictus vincere - Aut cum scuto aut in scuto! Eleleu!


RVH Sea Monsters

RVH Hearts & Minds

Friends and Family of Team RVH raising funds for RVH Hearts & Minds.


Wild Wing Barrie



WOW (Women on Water)

Trillium Health Partners Foundation

This crew began with staff, friends & family from Trillium Health Partners, a multi-site hospital comprising of Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital and Queensway Health Centre. Over the years, this all ladies crew has expanded membership beyond Trillium Health but still remains true to it's original mission of offering recreational paddling for women of all fitness levels and experience in dragon boat, including those new to the sport. "WOW" is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles for women and promoting a work-life balance for a healthier community. Now in its 17th season, the team has grown to 54 members and two crews.