Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Hamilton Waterfest

Proudly hosted and provided by Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Saturday, August 29th & Sunday, August 30th

Bayfront Park

Bayfront Park festival
2019 DBC Race Series

Event Details


Category # of Races Before January 1, 2020 Before July 1, 2020 After July 1, 2020
Mixed Division 4 900.00 925.00 950.00
Women's Division 4 900.00 925.00 950.00
BCS Division 4 900.00 925.00 950.00
Open Division 4 900.00 925.00 950.00
*Women’s/Mixed Combo 8 1350.00 1350.00 1350.00
*BCS/Mixed Combo 8 1350.00 1350.00 1350.00
**2nd Gender Team 4 700.00 725.00 750.00
***Out of Province 4 450.00 450.00 450.00

*Women’s/Mixed Combo & BCS/Mixed Combo are for teams who wish to compete in their division AND the Mixed division.

**2nd Gender Team only applies to a Women’s or Open team where 50% of the paddlers are also paddling on a registered Mixed team.

***Out of Province pricing only applies to teams who are located outside of the province of Ontario OR travelling more than 500km to attend this festival.

Each team registration allows your team 1 free practice, held on the Friday evening before race day. Should you wish to schedule your practice, please send an email to


Bayfront Park, 200 Harbour Front Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1C8

From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W towards Hamilton.
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way and Hwy 403 W.
Take exit 73 to York Blvd.
Turn left onto Bay Street N.
Turn left onto Harbour Front Drive.

Parking is free and available on-site, but is limited. Car pooling is always encouraged.


Full schedule will be posted on Monday, August 24th, 2020.

LIVE Results will be posted here:

Race Format (Single Division Teams):

  • All teams will race a 200m heat by division
  • All teams will race a 500m heat by division
  • The combination of the 200m and 500m heats will seed into the 500m final and 2000m combined final

Race Format (Combo Teams):

  • All teams will race a 200m heat by divisionM
  • All teams will then race a 500m heat in their division and a 500m heat in the Mixed division
  • The combination of the divisional 200m heat plus the 500m divisional heat will seed into the 500m divisional final. The combination of the 200m divisional heat plus the 500m Mixed heat will seed into the 500m Mixed final.
  • The highest combined heats will seed into the 2000m final

Race head quarters will open at 7:00am for teams to complete any outstanding registration documents. Captain’s meeting to take place at 7:15am, marshalling for first race begins at 7:45am. Races are set to begin at approximately 8:00am.


Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each Division A final.

Gold medals will be awarded to the top team in every other Division final (B-Z).

Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each 2000m final.

Awards will be handed out after the conclusion of each division final.

Each team will receive 25 medals, however if you need additional medals, you may purchase them for $10 each.


Stay tuned for all of the exciting food, drink and merchandise vendors!

Are you interested in being a vendor at our event? We would love to have you!

Vendor fees are $125 +hst and all vendors receive:

  • A 10x10 space in a prime area of the park
  • Website & logo promotion on our Festival page
  • Promotion through our team information bulletins
  • The option to add a business card, promotional item or coupon to our team swag bags

Vendors who select to be Race Sponsors (for an additional $25) will also receive logo/website promotion on our race schedule (printed and online) and company promotion/announcements over the loud speaker throughout the festival.

*Please note: In order to best serve our participants, we reserve the right to turn down vendor applications if we feel as though the market is already covered in this area.

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Interested in being an Alkame Festival Series Sponsor? We are always looking for amazing partners to work with! Check out our Sponsorship Package today!


Are you interested in volunteering with us this year? The Alkame Festival Series is a great place to make friends, build new contacts, and gain work experience!

Our volunteers receive a staff shirt, food & drink, sign-off on highschool volunteer hours, AND all of our volunteers will have the chance to win some really amazing prizes! The more you volunteer, the better your chances are at winning! Check back soon for our list of volunteer prizes!

Ready to register? Sign-up for an awesome summer here


Questions about this event? Need some help with registering? Send an email to


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Rules of Racing

Rules of Racing - All Sport Teams using this event as a qualifier, must follow Division I rules as outlined on Page 7. All other teams will follow Division III rules outlined on Page 9.


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