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Wahine Kei Waka

Wahine Kei Waka means ‘women in canoe’.

But we are much more than five syllables.

We are a group of independent, dedicated and strong women.

We come from different backgrounds, but have found our way to the challenging sport of dragon boating and a love of competition while pushing ourselves to BE BETTER. TO DO BETTER.

As hard as we practice — we like to have fun! We are a social crew and spend time together off the water participating in various activities, ranging from bike rides, to snowshoeing/XC skiing, to football games, dinners and of course nights at the pub!

Our favorite team chant: ICE. COLD. BEER.

We practice Mondays and Wednesdays 5:50PM – 6:50PM.

We participate in team fundraising (helps to pay festival fees).

Check out our YouTube channel to see a few videos.


Coached by Lauria MacDougall


Club Membership must be purchased prior to joining the team. More information on membership rates can be found here.

A waiver must be signed prior to paddling.

Festival costs are additional.

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.