Verdun at the Rideau Canoe Club dragon boat festival

Group shot at Rideau Canoe club - Verdun DBC - Force

August 25th - A hot, beautiful day in Mooney’s Bay, Ottawa. Our premier mixed team, Verdun Force arrived en masse in the early morning to take part in the RCC festival hosted by the Rideau Canoe Club. We were joined by our friendly rivals RBC Comets under the coaching of Ira’s brother, Jode. As this … Continue reading Verdun at the Rideau Canoe Club dragon boat festival

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Meet our Paddlers! Verdun Vignettes

We are proud to announce that Verdun is expanding! With many of last year’s Impact paddlers joining the Force sports team, there has been active recruitment for Impact, the Men’s, and the Women’s teams. Bringing together a crop of new athletes, some with paddling experience, others brand new to water sports, we were curious to … Continue reading Meet our Paddlers! Verdun Vignettes

H²0 Open: Back on the Water!

Paddling season has started back in full force (pun intended ;)) with the Verdun Dragon Boat Club’s four competitive teams gearing up for the first trifecta of the Triple Crown; the H²0 Open! As weather forecasts fluctuated between inclement weather, rain showers and sporadic clear skies, we all crossed our fingers that the dragon boat … Continue reading H²0 Open: Back on the Water!

Verdun goes Blue…and Green! Adventures at Montreal’s 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What do you get if you put together yoga mats, plastic fencing, election posters, old CDs, and, oh, two golf carts? Why, a dragon boat, of course! The Verdun Dragon Boat Club won the hearts, admiration, and quite possibly, People’s Choice Awards (still to be confirmed), at Montreal’s annual St Patrick’s Day Parade, with an elaborate and … Continue reading Verdun goes Blue…and Green! Adventures at Montreal’s 195th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

What?! You still paddle in the winter?

Indoor training at Canal Fitness: Verdun Dragon Boat Club

Just imagine. It’s -30 degrees Celsius. You’re strapping on your boots, zipping up your parka, grabbing your paddle, and getting ready to face winter head-on… the canal? One of the many misconceptions of dragon boating; especially in Canada is that once the outdoor training facilities closed up for the season we stop paddling. Though that … Continue reading What?! You still paddle in the winter?

Quebec Cup Recap PART 3: Camaraderie, Competition and Community: Caravela at the Quebec Cup!

Caravela, composed of blind and partially sighted paddlers (BPS), has been training as a team since the beginning of the season, and have officially been integrated into the Verdun Dragon Boat Club.

Quebec Cup Recap PART 2: Grit, Guts, and Glory! : Verdun Women make Dragon Boat History

(Click here for PART 1 of the Recap of the Quebec Cup) But it was the exciting Women’s 2k in the Sports division that really stopped everyone in their tracks at the Quebec Cup! Described by some as “roller derby on water,” “bumper cars,” “a multi boat tangle," and “that Pacman race,” Verdun Women’s newly … Continue reading Quebec Cup Recap PART 2: Grit, Guts, and Glory! : Verdun Women make Dragon Boat History