That’s What She Said!

Hello ladies of Dragon Boat Barrie!

Our women’s team, That’s What She Said, will be competing at the GWN Challlenge in Toronto this September 12-13th and we are looking for a few more paddlers to fill the team roster!TWSS

The team will be practicing Wednesday evenings starting August 26 from 6:30 to 7:30pm over the course of the next three weeks.

Cost to join is just $35, and can be paid via the website at:

Please contact us to get your name added to the roster!

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5K Around the Bay

Hello Dragon Boat Paddlers!

Join Dragon Boat Barrie for our 2nd Annual 5k Around the Bay to raise community awareness of the health benefits of Dragon Boat paddling.

paddlersWe’re putting our hearts into protecting the hearts and lives of Canadians everywhere. Join us for a five kilometer paddle around Kempenfelt Bay on July 26, 2015 from 10 am to 2pm. Meet other paddlers and enjoy the heart healthy benefits of dragon boat paddling out on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. We live in the perfect environment to be healthy. Let’s take advantage of it!

Registration is $10 (to be paid on the day of the event) plus a minimum $50 in pledges.

To register online, please go to:

You can either register for an existing team, or you can start your own! Space is limited to the first 80 participants.

Your registration fee includes: Your paddle around the Bay, Bottled Water, Pizza, Snacks, Heart & Stroke Tshirt, Door Prizes, CAN$10 Slot Play @ Georgian Downs.

A special thank you to all our sponsors:

  • Barrie Public Library, for the use of the dragon boats
  • Dominos Pizza
  • KoolFM
  • Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Georgian Downs

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Paddle orders now available!

Hello Dragon Boat Barrie Members!

We are pleased to offer discounted club prices on Chinoook paddles. You save on taxes and fees!

Order yours via our website:

paddlesThere are two options available (do NOT order via the links below – please order via our website above to save on taxes and fees):

  • 3-Piece Carbon Fiber Chinook Diablo Paddle, for $140 – details here
  • 1-Piece Carbon Fiber Chinook Sundowner Racing Paddle, for $210 – details here

Orders are due July 10. We are expecting delivery before August 1st. Orders can be picked up at your team’s practice once we have received them from the manufacturer.

If you wish to pay by e-transfer, cash, or cheque, please contact us with your desired order.

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DBB April Update

Hello Paddlers!

Here are just a few reminders for you.

2015 Season Launch Party – Tuesday May 5th

Our 2015 Season Launch Party is fast approaching!

Join in on an evening of fun and find out about training opportunities, practices, upcoming races, and upcoming events.

Get together with old friends and make new ones!
There will also be delicious appetizers!!!

There will be a prize for the best Cinco de Mayo costume, raffle prizes, a trivia contest and much more!

Please pass this message along to your fellow paddlers.

Date:  Tuesday May 5, 2015

Location:  The Stone Grille, 7975 Yonge Street (Stroud)

Time:  7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00 per person (may be purchased at the door, or at our website: )

Theme:  Cinco de Mayo

Please RSVP to Bev Booth at


Yoga – Mondays at 6:30pm

We are pleased to offer yoga classes to all of our members.

It will take place every Monday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, running until the end of May. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

It will take place in the basement of Burton Avenue United Church, located at 37 Burton Avenue in Barrie (just off Essa Road).

The cost is a suggested minimum donation of $5 per session, which will be split between the church for the use of their facilities and the club.

Team Sign Up and Fees – Due May 1

We still have a few spaces left on our beginner and competitive teams. Registration and fees are due May 1st!

Team Jersey Orders – PaddleAvengers, PowerStrokes, and PaddleStrong – Due May 8

Team JerseyFor anyone requiring or interested in receiving a new team jersey, please note your orders are due May 8th. Please let your team captain know your desired size, and/or order via our website at . Cost is $35.

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Spring Training and Season Launch Party

Hello Paddling Enthusiasts!

We are only a few weeks away to getting back out on the water!

Want to get a leg up on the competition? Come out for spring training at the Allandale Rec Centre, and be sure to check out our 2015 Season Launch Party. Details below!

Spring Training Session – Thursday evenings, starting April 9

Thursday nights we are going to build strength, speed and team camaraderie at the Allandale Rec Centre.

pool paddlingThe class will run from 7-8pm with Alex Wilson in the gym for circuit conditioning and then we move to the pool from 8:00pm-8:30pm . We are set to start on April 9th and we will run for 6 weeks which brings us to May 14th .  The fee per person is $33.45 for residents of Barrie and $41.45 for non-residents.

To register, please visit this website:

The course is called Dragon Boat Barrie Dryland Conditioning and the barcode is 112276 . You can register online using the previous link. To find the course enter the barcode in the search box . You need to have an account with the City of Barrie to register online. You can create an account at that site as well by clicking on the create account tab which is located at top right hand side of the page.

You can also register at the front desk at any one of our recreation centres (East Bayfield, Holly or Allandale Rec Centre)

Please contact PaddleStrong Team Captain Amber Sperling at if you have any questions.


2015 Season Launch Party – Tuesday May 5th

Save the date, and come find out about this years exciting paddling season!

Date:  Tuesday May 5, 2015

Location:  The Stone Grille, 7975 Yonge Street (Stroud)

Time:  7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00 per person (may be purchased at the door)

Theme:  Cinco de Mayo

Please RSVP to Bev Booth at

Prize for Best Cinco de Mayo costume!


Team Registration

We still have some spots remaining on some of our teams. Sign up now before it’s too late!

For details on all of our teams, please go to 


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