Win an Extra Hour in the Paddling Tank!
We've got an exciting opportunity for some dedicated paddlers! Trent has generously donated one free hour in the Carol Love Rowing/Paddling Tank, and the first team to have 20 paddlers registered online at will get to join in the fun. Not only will you win an extra hour of practice time, but your team will also receive instruction from one of the experienced Survivors Abreast coaches.

Get your teammates signed up today for your chance to win!  
Top 5 Reasons to Register Early

1. Get dibs on available practice time slots
2.  Get your online fundraising page set up and share with your networks
3. Help us spread the word about the Festival by using the hashtag #dragonbragging
4. More time to fundraise for breast cancer screening and diagnosis at PRHC 
5. B etter chance at winning the Dragon’s Lair for the top fundraising team!
Raised in the community.
Stays in the community.
Three Generations of Peterborough Paddlers
For the second year in a row, a Peterborough family will have three generations of paddlers in our Dragon Boat Festival. In 2016, Glenn Goodwin and his daughter Ragna, both long-time participants on “The Eau Naturals,” were joined by Glenn’s grandson Kaden, 15. Now his younger brother, Ian, is following in his footsteps: Ian turns 14 on June 3, just in time to join the team!
Glenn has been involved since 2002, and has paddled with "The Eau Naturals" for 15 years. He says his career with the Ontario public service has shown him why the Dragon Boat Festival is an important event in support of breast cancer care in the Peterborough area. “All of us got to know many women who have had to fight this dreadful disease,” says Glenn. “For us, it is not about winning a race. We had the honour of having the mother of one of our paddlers, who was a survivor herself, paddle with us. It was an emotional day for all of us.”
At the end of the day, Glenn says, the Festival is all about the cause. “It is amazing to talk to those who have utilized the facilities here in Peterborough made possible by this Festival. If our efforts contribute to saving one life, it was worth it.”
What’s Your Paddling Inspiration?
Do you or a teammate have a great story about why you’re involved in Dragon Boat? Please get in touch with our volunteers at or send us a message on social media at @ptbodragonboat. We would love to share your story to inspire and motivate new paddlers, sponsors, and people considering donations to the Festival.
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