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Learn to Paddle

Learn to Paddle with the Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club!

Learn to Paddle is an introductory program that introduces paddlers to everything they need to know about dragon boating. Taught by experienced coaches and steerspeople, the course starts with basic water safety and paddling basics, and concludes with paddlers becoming familiar with technique and racing.

If you don’t already have a club team in mind, it will also help in choosing a team to continue paddling with.


September 13, 15, 20, 22 (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM) (U24 Learn to Paddle): Coached by Cyril Balitbit
September 13, 15, 20, 22 (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM) (Learn to Paddle): Coached by Mike Yee and Bailee McColl


$50 for four sessions. Registration and payment is done through Schedulista.

A waiver must be signed prior to paddling.

More Information

  • Paddles and PFDs are available for use at the club. We recommend paddlers bring a water bottle, change of clothes, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Practices are held at the EDBRC Clubhouse next to Dawson Park.
  • Street parking and parking at Dawson Park is free. Please be mindful as it is a residential neighbourhood.
  • The Edmonton Dragon Boat Racing Club is a 17 minute walk from the Stadium LRT Station and a 25 minute walk from Churchill LRT Station. Bus service runs closer to the club; please check transit schedules for more information.


Register by clicking the button below.

The available dates on the calendar refer to the first session of the class. Registering for that date will register you for all 4 sessions.

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