PowerStrokes – Intermediate

Image of PowerStrokes team at the 2015 Barrie Dragon Boat festivalThe PowerStrokes Dragon Boat Team was created to give those people in the community a chance to improve their dragon boating skills while gaining experience through community and competitive dragon boat events without having to fully commit themselves to the training regimen of a fully fledged competitive dragon boat racing team.

Designed for intermediate paddlers, we will paddle together for several weeks over the course of the summer, culminating in the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival in Barrie, along with two other festivals.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Practices: Minimum 1x per week, both on-water and dry-land training

Races: At Least 2 races throughout the summer


PowerStrokes will begin weekly practices starting May 23rd, occurring every Thursday. Practices are scheduled for 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Our last practice will be September 5th for a total of 16 practices.


PowerStrokes will be participating in the following festivals for the 2018 season:

  • Welland Dragon Boat Festival – Welland International Flatwater Centre – Saturday June 8th
  • Barrie Dragon Boat festival – Heritage Park, Barrie – Saturday August 24th
  • GWN Challenge – Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto – Saturday September 7th & Sunday September 8th


Nicole Emmonds


The 2019 season fees are:

  • $25 Dragon Boat Barrie club fee, if not already paid for the season
  • $225 team fee which will include coaching, practices, festival fees, and steers person


  1. Complete our online Membership Application here (opens in new window)
  2. Add PowerStrokes Team Fee to your Shopping Cart 
  3. Make sure to also add the DBB Membership Fee if you have not already paid for this season.
  4. Proceed to checkout via the Shopping Cart. Once your purchase has been made, a Dragon Boat Barrie representative will be in contact with you confirming your registration.

What does my team fee include?

  • professional coaching ($50 – $100 per team per practice)
  • boat rental ($70 – $90 per team per practice)
  • use of paddle and life jacket for all practices and races (up to $350 to buy new per paddler)
  • festival fees ($750 to $1,750 per team per festival)

What’s not included?

  • team jersey (approximately $40, yours to keep)
  • transportation and accommodations for out of town races, if necessary
  • charitable fundraising requirements for various festivals (anywhere from $0 to $1,250 per team per festival)


Ask here!