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.
|Category||Number of Races|
Price Before Feb 15th*
|Price After Feb 15th|
|Mixed, Women's, Open Team with 1 practice||3||$995.00||$1,395.00|
|Mixed, Women's, Open Team (Out-of-State) with 1 practice ||3||$795.00||$995.00|
Registration Add-OnsEach 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.
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 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 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. 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 will be deducted from the team fees before a refund can be issued.