To help build our sport and to showcase the incredible place we call home, the Fraser Vally Dragon Boat Club host numerous races throughout the paddling year. These races bring paddlers from all over BC and Washington State to our waters to enjoy our friendly hospitality. Three of the larger events are the Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta. the community minded Battle of the Paddles and the Echo Island Challange which features the outrigger canoes. A brief discription on these races is included below.
Battle of the Paddles
Started in 2004 this program has taught literally hundreds of members of our local community how to paddle in a dragon boat. Teams are usually created from the employee pools of local businesses and organizations. Each team is given a coach and a steersperson. The coach and steersperson instruct the paddlers on basic safety, technique and strategy. Each team is given four practices to perfect their new found skills and to get ready for their regatta. The regatta places all teams against each for Battle of the Paddles supremacy. The top team goes away with the Challenge Cup and bragging rights for the year. For more information
Echo Island Challange
Started in 2015 the Echo Island Challange are a group of outrigger races designed to match similar strength teams against each other in numerous extended distance formats. The 6 person boats will compete in a either a novice (short course) or an Ironman (long course) race on the first day of the event. The second day of the event is taylored to the double and single person boats. For more information
Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta
This premium 1 day event is the highlight of many dragon boat paddler. The incredible location with sweeping vistas great sitelines has made our event the "must do" race of the dragon boat season. Each year we invite up to 70 teams (1850 paddlers) to come to Harrison Lake and compete from medals and ribbons. The central location make it an ideal stop for teams from all over BC and washington State. For more information