Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Guelph Dragon Boat Festival

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When: Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Guelph Lake, Grand River Conservation

Welcome to the Guelph Dragon Boat Festival!

Event Details


Guelph Lake, 7801 Conservation Road, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6J1

From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W towards Guelph.
Take exit 295, Hanlon Expressway towards Guelph.
Turn right onto Woodlawn Road.
Turn left onto Woolwich Street.
Turn right onto Conservation Road.
Turn right onto Wellington Road 38.
Take the 1st left onto Conservation Road.


Everyone entering the park must have a pass; teams who register and pay prior to June 1st, 2019 will receive 25 complimentary tickets. All teams who register after June 1st, or anyone who does not have a park pass, must pay the standard gate fees upon arrival.


Mixed Division - $800.00 +HST

Women’s Division - $800.00 +HST

BCS Division - $800.00 +HST

University/Youth Division - $700.00 +HST


Races are set to begin at approximately 8:00am. Race head quarters will open at 7:00am for teams to complete any outstanding registration documents. Captain’s meeting to take place at 7:15am, marshalling for first race begins at 7:45am.

Race schedule will be posted one week prior to race date. Teams are asked to arrive no later than 1 hour prior to their first scheduled race.

Race Format: All teams will be racing 200m in a “knock-out” style format. All teams could potentially race up to 6 times in the 200m format, and all teams have the option of entering the 2km championship race.

Race Format Updated Aug 5, 2019
The official race format is an overview of the day's race progression, race statistics, and awards ceremonies.

Race Progression Updated Aug 5, 2019
A detailed view of the day's races with crew names and lane numbers.


Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in the A Division.

Gold medals will be awarded to the top team in every other division (B-Z).

We will present 25 medals per team; should you require additional medals, you may purchase them at a cost of $10 each.

Awards will be handed out after the conclusion of each division final.


Are you interested in being a vendor at the Guelph Dragon Boat Festival? This year, we have a great opportunity for all vendors, whether new to our festival or returning clients!

Our goal for the 2019 festival is to greatly increase the festival experience for both our paddlers and our vendors. With over 30 teams anticipated to participate, this is a great opportunity to promote your products or company to hundreds of athletes and spectators of all ages.

2019 Vendor Package:

  • 10x10 vendor space, reserved in a prime location in the Grand River Conservation area (Festival site)
  • Logo & website promotion on our Festival webpage
  • Vendor promotions on the loud speaker throughout the festival
  • Cost: $125.00

As an added benefit to your company, for an additional $25.00 your company can become a “Race Sponsor”. As a Race Sponsor, your logo will be high-lighted as the sponsor on our race schedule and your company will be announced as the sponsor of that individual race.

Vendors are permitted to set-up between the hours of 6:00am-7:00am, and take-down can happen after 5:00pm or at the conclusion of the race day (whichever comes first). Due to the nature of the public space, it is recommended that vendors do not leave any merchandise or personal belongings in the park over-night.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact

View Vendor Rules & Guidelines


As of January 1st, 2019, Alkame Dragon Boat Services is the new owner and operator of Lively Dragon events. Our mission is to continue the legacy that Jackie & Ramsay have begun, by providing our teams, vendors and communities with down-to-earth, positive, and honest communication, teamwork, and most of all fun, both before and during our festivals. Should you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to reach out to us!

New for 2019:

  • A brand-new online registration platform for both teams and vendors.
  • Waivers and rosters will now be completed 100% online. Team Captains will receive instructions via email 1 month prior to the event.
  • Following the rules of Dragon Boat Canada, all athletes racing must be listed on team rosters, with a maximum of 30 per team. Roster checks will be completed in the final round of racing for each team and each team member must provide us with valid photo identification.

Please direct any other questions you may have to


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If you are interested in volunteering for this event please view details and sign up here.