Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Christie Lake Dragon Boat Festival

Proudly hosted and provided by Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Saturday, September 28th, 2024

Christie Lake Conservation Area

Event Details


Category # of Races Before March 1 Before August 1 After August 1
Mixed Division 6 950.000 1050.00 1150.00
Women’s/BCS Division 6 950.000 1050.00 1150.00

All prices are in CAD and do not include tax. All teams will also receive 6 park passes as part of their registration.


Christie Lake Conservation Area, 1000 Hwy 5 West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 5E2

From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W towards Mississauga.
Take Hwy 427 S to the QEW.
Continue on the QEW/Hwy 403.
Take exit 74 to Hwy 6 N.
Make a left on Hwy 5 West.
Make a left at 1000 Hwy 5 West.

There is a $20 park entrance fee for each car that enters the park; each team will receive 6 of these entrances for free with registration. All cars beyond the first 6 will be required to pay the gate fee. Parking is VERY limited and we highly encourage you and your team to carpool as much as possible.


Race Format:

  • All teams will race in 1, 200m heat. 200m heat time will seed into a 200m final by division (Mixed, Women) as well as a 2000m final (combined)
  • All teams will race a 200m “Back It Down” Race, as well as a 200m “Mystery Race”
  • All teams will compete in a Figure-8 Race for the fastest time

Park gates will open at 6:30am and the registration tent will open at 7:00am for all teams to complete the check-in process. Team captains meeting will be held at 7:30am with the first race being marshalled at 7:45am.

Exact schedule to be released closer to the event date.


  • Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each 200m 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.
  • Gold medals will be awarded to the top team in each Back It Down race.
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in the Flag Catching Race.
  • Mystery prizes will be awarded to the top team in each Mystery Race.

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 order more at Race Headquarters.


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 $50 +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 $50) 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! (Coming soon)


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!

Come volunteer with us for a day! Enjoy a day outside where you will be helping the festival organizers with many possible tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Setting up and taking down equipment
  • Providing dock assistance
  • Being a runner for the finish line
  • Attending the parking lot

Volunteer opportunities are available in 4-hour time slots, and each volunteer will receive a shirt, lunch, AND students may also use these as high school volunteer hours (if approved by the school).

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Rules of Racing

Rules of Racing - All teams will follow Division III rules as outlined on Page 9.