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Registration Information

Sign up for the Northshore's only dragon boat festival! 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 3 x 500m races. 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!

Entry includes a team practice with a GWN coach. Practices are held at the event site from Tuesday May 5th to Friday May 8th. A coach, along with all equipment, will be provided.

*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.

Racing Classes

There are 3 different racing classes that teams can register for: Mixed, Womens, and Open.

A Mixed Team consists of 20 paddlers with a minimum 8 female paddlers in the boat.

A Women's Team consists of an all female team. The drummer must be female.

An Open Team consists of any combination of male and female paddlers.

Category Number of Races

Price Before Feb 15th*

Price After Feb 15th
Mixed, Women's, Open Team with 1 practice      $995.00$1,395.00
Mixed, Women's, Open Team (Out-of-State) with 1 practice 

Registration Add-Ons

Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team tent. 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.

10' x 20' Tent
$200 USD
20' x 20' Tent
400 USD
Chair Rental
$5 USD
Table Rental
$15 USD

MLDB Reward Program

MLDB Reward Program is a program that rewards mixed teams who participate in multiple GWN Events by offering teams a discounted rate. The more MLDB Events you participate in, the more you'll save on each event registration.

How to Register

Registering for the Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival presented by PepsiCo 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

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 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. Continue to follow the registration process prompts until you are at the payment page.

GWN accepts credit card and check payments. If paying by credit card, choose either Visa or Mastercard. If paying by check, choose the check option and mail payment to:

Great White North Communications, Ltd.
49 Bathurst Street, Suite 101
Toronto, ON M5V 2P2

Early Bird Pricing will only be honored if payment is received within 15 day from the date of registration. If payment is not received within 15 days, the registration will be cancelled.

A team registration is not secured until full payment is received.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes things happen and a team has to withdraw from a festival. Cancellation from a festival must be received in writing. 

61+ Days from Race Day
Cancellations received 61 days or more before the event will receive a refund minus an administration fee of $250.00USD.

31-60 Days from Race Day
Cancellations received 31 to 60 days before the event will receive a deferral credit minus an administration fee of $250.00USD, which must be used towards a Walgreens Major League Dragon Boat event within the next 12 months.

Less than 30 Days from Race Day
No refunds will be issued if cancellation is received 30 days or less before the event.