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Dragon Boat

Dragon boating is easy to learn, very safe and a sport where men and women practice and race together. Dragon boating provides an inclusive and unbiased environment for all ages and fitness levels. Once a paddler is in stroke, he or she is helping the team!

Dragon boating at Cascades has something to offer everyone, whether you’re interested in a recreational paddle once a week, or to compete at the highest level. Come and enjoy fun, fitness and friendship on the beautiful Gatineau River.

It’s all About Teamwork!

Casc_WomenCascades WomenHigh performance women’s team

This team is committed to excellence in sport, team, fitness and community. Practice on the water four times a week, dryland training in the off-season, pool paddle once a week in the off- season, participate in local, national and international competitions. The team currently has a full roster, but is always interested in speaking with women who are boat-ready to race.

Contact Info: dragoncascades@gmail.com

New Cascades Mixed Team

Cascades Fire and the Water Buffaloes are joining forces to create a mixed team for the remainder of the summer. We will be practicing twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:45 (arrive for 6:30). We welcome new and experienced paddlers. Cost will be $120 for the season (2 x week) or $80 (1 x week.) Drop-ins are also welcome for $10 an evening. We will focus on technique and getting a good workout. Depending on interest, the team will consider attending a couple of regattas later in the summer. Those fees will be extra.


 River Spirits – Recreational womens crewCasc_Spirits_300

Join River Spirits and experience the joys of paddling with a team of strong women. Practice once per week during the summer season (Late May-early Sept.), Thursday nights 7:00-8:00 p.m. Optional local regatta in the summer. Come and enjoy paddling on the beautiful Gatineau river! No paddling experience necessary.

Contact: Betty Pavey at colepavey@sympatico.ca;

Fees: $110 for the season


River Ravens – Recreational senior womens crewRavens_2014_04

River Ravens is a recreational team of women, many of whom are over the age of 50. Join us and learn proper paddling technique in a relaxed atmosphere on a beautiful river. Practices are Fridays at 5:45-6:45 pm (Late May to early-September)..

Contact Info: Marilyn Bennet at marilyn.wild@gmail.com

Fees: $95 for the season


DragonFlies –Mixed gender recreational crewGragonflies

Our dragonflies boat is now full. Please email dragoncascades@gmail.com if you are interested in creating another recreational mixed boat.

Looking for a crew of enthusiastic paddlers to join this team!  Join the Dragonflies and learn the sport of dragon boating in a fun atmosphere with a friendly group of people on the beautiful Gatineau River. Practice 1x week (Late May – early Sept). No paddling experience necessary! Practices are on Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Contact Info: Jake at  jakeb@videotron.ca

Fees: $110 for the season


Interested but don’t know which team to join? Come out to the Dragonboat Open House on June 3 to try it out and talk with our coordinators or coaches.
Contact the dragon boat coordinator at dragoncascades@gmail.com Follow the Cascades Club on Facebook for information and updates about dragon boat and all of the other great activities at the club.



The following is a list of fees for the 2015 season.   In calculating your fees, please note that there is a boat charge as well as a coach charge. Also, you may choose to hire and pay your coach separately. The rates apply to Cascades Club teams unless otherwise specified.


# hours Boat charge/hr Coaching/hr Total charge/hr
 <50 hours/season $103.50 $0 $103.50
>50 hours/season $98.50 $0


Occasional rentals
$114 $0 $114


Corporate Rate
$155 $0 $155