Alkame Dragon Boat Services

19th Annual Milton Dragon Boat Festival

Proudly hosted and provided by Alkame Dragon Boat Services

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Kelso Conservation Area

Kelso conservation area festival
2019 DBC Race Series

Event Details

Pricing

Category # of Races Before April 1, 2021 Before August 1, 2021 After August 1, 2021
Mixed Division 3-4 950.00 975.00 1125.00
University Division 3-4 950.00 975.00 1125.00
*University/Mixed Combo 5-6 1150.00 1175.00 1325.00
Women's Division 3-4 950.00 975.00 1125.00
Women's/Mixed Combo 5-6 1150.00 1175.00 1325.00
**2nd Gender Team 3-4 700.00 725.00 875.00

*Women’s/Mixed Combo & University/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 Team where 50% of the paddlers are also paddling on a registered Mixed team.

Due to time constraints at this event, only the top 30 teams will participate in the 2000m final.

All prices are in CAD and do not include tax. All teams will also receive 25 park passes as part of their registration.

Location

Kelso Conservation Area, 5234 Kelso Road, Milton, Ontario

Directions
From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W towards Milton.
Take exit 320 to Regional Road 25 N.
Turn left on 5 Sideroad.
Turn left on Tremaine Road.
Turn right on Kelso Road.

 

Gates will be open at 6:00am Saturday. Please note: Each athlete must present a park pass to enter the park for free. All teams will receive 25 passes in the mail; any additional paddlers or guests will need to purchase their own passes online or at the gate (see website for individual pricing).

Schedule

Full schedule will be posted on Monday, September 13, 2021.

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 division
  • 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

*Due to time constraints, only the top 30 teams will participate in the 2000m final.

Park gates will be open at 6:00am, with first race scheduled at approximately 8:00am. Race head quarters will open at 7:00am for teams to complete any outstanding registration documents. Captain’s meeting to take place at 7:30am, marshalling for first race begins at 7:45am.

Awards

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.

Vendors

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! (Coming soon)

Volunteers

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 a $25 bonus at the end of their shift! Students may also use these as high school volunteer hours (if approved by the school).

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

Questions?

Questions about this event? Need some help with registering? Send an email to katy.dunlop@alkame.ca


Registration

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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.