Sign up for one of the most exciting festivals on the dragon boat calendar. It's easy to get involved in the races. All you need is 20 of your friends and/or co-workers to form a team, and get ready for race day.
What does a Team Entry include?
Besides the promise of a thrill like no other, your team entry includes 4 x 500m races--two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Teams that belong to an organization or industry will have the opportunity to participate in a bonus race, known as an Industry Cup*. Be sure to select an industry during registration so you are included!
Teams have the option to choose an entry to include a team practice. Practices are held at Marilyn Bell Park from September 2nd to September 5th. The practice only covers the equipment. Teams in need of a coach should contact us if they need help hiring one. Additional practices are available.
*Eligibility for Industry Cup Races: 70% or more of your paddlers must be part of the same industry in order to be eligible for that industry cup race. The top 6 seeded crews from each Industry category, based on each crew’s first round time from Saturday morning races will advance to their Industry race.
|2015 Team Registration Fees|
|Team fees do not include tax (13% HST will apply)|
|Category||Number of Races|
Price before Jan 1st*
Before April 1st**
Before May 1st**
After May 1st **
|Mixed Team without Practices|
|Mixed Team with 1 Practice***|
|Open Team Division|
|Womens Team Division|
|Women's Team Entering Mixed Division without Practice|
|Women's Team Entering Mixed Division with 1 Practice***|
|BCS Team Division ||4||FREE!|
|BCS Team Entering Womens Division||6||$395.00|
(Contact us before registering)
|Additional Practice Session||$75.00|
Breast Cancer Survivor Teams:
A hold deposit of $200 + HST is required but will be fully refunded upon Team Check-in on race weekend (A cheque will be handed to the team captain at the Registration tent).
Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team site. Teams have the option to bring their own tent or rent one from GWN. In addition to tents, chairs, tables and a personal washroom are also available. See below for pricing.
| 2015 Team Rental Fees|
|Prices do not include applicable tax (13% HST)|
|10' x 10' Tent||$285.00|
|10' x 20' Tent||$400.00|
|20' x 20' Tent||$650.00|
|Reserved Team Washroom||$200|
| Reserved Team Washroom (with service)||$250|
Another add-on offered to teams is the Food Voucher Program. Participants can choose to purchase vouchers in advance of race day, that will be redeemable at any one of the food vendors on site throughout the weekend.
Registering for the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Presented by CIBC is easy and can be done online! The first step in signing up your team is to designate one person as the Team Captain and create an account on gwndragonboat.com.
How to Register A Crew
Only one person can register a team online. They are known as the team captain. This person will be in charge of managing the team’s registration and will be the key contact for bookings and festival communications.
To register a team, the team captain must have an online account on gwndragonboat.com. To create an account, you will need a valid email address. If an account already exists, please login using your email address and password.
Once logged in, click on Events for a full event listing. Select the event you'd like to race in and the race class. For more information about different race classes and to see which one your crew fits in, visit our FAQs. Continue to follow the registration process prompts until you are at the payment page.
GWN accepts credit card and cheque payments. If paying by credit card, choose either Visa or Mastercard. If paying by cheque, choose the cheque option and mail payment to:
Great White North Communications, Inc.
49 Bathurst Street, Suite 101
Toronto, ON M5V 2P2
Early Bird Pricing will only be honoured if payment is received within 15 day from the date of registration. A team registration is not secured until full payment is received at least 2 weeks before race day.
We understand that sometimes things happen and a team has to cancel. A non-refundable fee of $250.00 plus HST will be deducted from the team fees before a refund can be issued.