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Registration Fees

Sign up for one of the summer's most-anticipated dragon boat festivals. 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, a Team Entry includes entry to the event and all equipment necessary to race.

Sport Division team entry includes 5 races over 3 distances (2 x 500m, 2 x 200m, and 1 x 2,000m).

Community Division team entry includes 3 races over 2 distances (2 x 500m and 1 x 200m).

Racing Class

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 10 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.

Primary Team vs. Secondary Team

A Primary team describes a Mixed, Women's or Open team registered for the festival. A Secondary team is a combination crew made up of two Primary Mixed teams merging to form a new crew in the Open or Women's race class. For example, an Open crew with paddlers from two Primary Division teams is considered a Secondary crew. This crew must 100% consist of paddlers paddling on a Primary Division team. To find out if your crew applies for the discounted Secondary Division rate, please contact Carolyn Lee.

Community Division vs Sport Division

A community team is considered to be a team that competes in less than 3 festivals in a season. Contact GWN if your team should be granted an exception.

 2015 Team Registration Fees
Teams fees are in CAD and do not include applicable tax (13% HST)
Category Races

Before Jan 1st 

Before May 1st 
After May 1st
Primary Team


Secondary Team (team consists of all paddlers participating in a primary division team). To get this rate, please call the GWN office (416-962-8899)


3 $595.00 $695.00 $795.00

Registration Add-Ons

Each team registered at the festival will get a 10 x 10 team site (footprint, not tent rental). Teams have the option to bring their own tent or rent one from GWN. In addition to tents, chairs and tables are also available. See below for pricing.

 2015 Team Rental Fees
Prices are in CAD and do not include applicable tax (13% HST)
10' x 10' Tent
10' x 20' Tent$350.00
20' x 20' Tent

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. Visit the MLDB page for more information.

How to Register

Registering for the GWN Sport Regatta 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 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. 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 $250.00CAD (plus 13% HST).

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 $250.00CAD (plus 13% HST), which must be used towards a Walgreens Major League Dragon Boat event by the end of the following year.

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