DRAGON BOAT TEAMS AND EVENTS FORM THE CORE of paddling programs at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC).
FGPC Club-Sponsored Dragon Boat Teams
Teams consist of 20 or more paddlers, with provision for “spares,” a steersperson, a coach and a drummer. Practices are 1.5 hours in length. All teams are encouraged to participate in dragon boat festivals, and some festival entries are included with club-sponsored teams. We provide club-sponsored teams with coaches, steering assistance and administrative support including flexible paddler payment options, fundraising opportunities, festival registrations and inter- and intra-team communications systems.
Click here for more information about FGPC Club-Sponsored Dragon Boat Teams.
FGPC offers novice, recreational and competitive dragon boat and outrigger programs
For people new to paddling, we have novice and recreational programs with coaches trained to keep you challenged and motivated to participate in paddling sports and improve you technique and enjoyment on the water, both as individuals and as members of teams.
FAIRWAY GORGE PADDLING CLUB
“GREENHORN DRAGONS” DRAGON BOAT PROGRAM
Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC) offers 4-week programs for people from 13 to 99 to train in dragon boats in safe, fun, coached programs that take paddlers from novice to race-ready. Have fun and get a great workout on the beautiful Gorge Waterway.
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FAIRWAY GORGE PADDLING CLUB/CHINOOK YOUTH DRAGON BOAT PROGRAM
Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC) and Chinook Racing Canoe Club are excited to introduce a dragon boat paddling program just for youth this summer! Open to everyone aged 12 to18 the FGPC/Chinook Youth Dragon Boat Training program will focus on teamwork, and the
fundamentals of dragon boating paddling. Guided by enthusiastic and qualified staff this program will engage youth in a fun, safe and supportive learning environment to give them valuable life skills both on and off the water.
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If you’re an experienced paddler, we offer a range of recreational, intermediate and competitive programs for aspiring and experienced athletes of all ages.
NEW FGPC now offers competitive dragon boat and outrigger programs for open, masters and senior age classes. These competitive programs enjoy facility and program front-of-the-line conveniences and staff support that FGPC contributes so that paddlers can focus their attention on performance, from season to season and from start to finish. FGPC plays a partnership role in the commitment to training and results demonstrated by these competitive teams:
DRAGON BOAT RACING PROGRAMS
OPEN division: FGPC Rebel Alliance
MASTERS division: FGPC Hornets
SENIOR division: FGPC Momentum
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Independent Teams at FGPC
Independent teams are also welcome. These teams manage their own payments and registrations and are responsible for supplying their own coaches and steerspeople. Independent team coaches and steerspeople must attend FGPC orientation clinics and sign the FGPC coaches’ code of conduct each year. In addition, independent coaches must demonstrate proof of insurance. Coaches and team captains take responsibility for ensuring that their teams follow FGPC’s paddling policies and procedures and that all paddlers have completed the required waivers and other paperwork.
IMPORTANT: Independent teams can opt into the club model at the beginning of each season. Team captains and managers are encouraged to meet with our staff to review club options and pricing for your team.
Click here for more information about Independent Dragon Boat Teams at FGPC.
Winter/Summer Supplemental Dragon Boat Training
For those of you who want to get in an extra practice, our popular year-round “winter/summer” dragon boat program will be running during the winter season from September through March and again beginning April through August this summer.
The winter program paddles on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, and Saturdays 9:30am to 11:00am, September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
- 1x per week $165
- 2x per week $255
The summer program paddles on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, April 1 to August 31.
- 1x per week $165
Click Here for more information about or to register for Supplemental Winter/Summer Dragon Boat.
FGPC Waterfront Fitness Membership for Paddlers Registered in FGPC Programs, Winter 2019
|Tier 1:|| FGPC AMENITIES ONLY. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $10.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC AMENITIES ONLY includes use of washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only. No pro-rating is available for this subscription. No towel service.
|Tier 2:||FGPC GYM BASIC. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $25.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC GYM BASIC includes unsupervised use of gym equipment as well as dedicated paddlers’ only classes in addition to washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only. No pro-rating is available for this subscription. No towel service. Paddlers may only attend program classes specific to their program (if offered; minimum enrolment requirements apply).
|Tier 3:||FGPC GYM PLUS. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $40.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC GYM PLUS includes unsupervised use of gym equipment as well as dedicated paddlers’ only classes in addition to washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only.
|Tier 4:||FGPC GYM PLUS X 2. FGPC registrants will be eligible for a preferred rate of $50.00 PER MONTH (plus tax)
FGPC GYM PLUS X 2 includes unsupervised use of gym equipment as well as dedicated paddlers’ only classes in addition to washroom and shower facilities, as well as access to day lockers during practice times only.
|Tier 5:||PREMIUM ACCESS MEMBERSHIP. Cost: $75 PER MONTH (plus tax)
PREMIUM ACCESS MEMBERSHIP includes all “tiered” membership services as well as unlimited access to the class schedule. Pro-rating is available for this subscription and towel service is included.
Valid FGPC subscribers must confirm their eligibility for preferred pricing at the facility’s front desk. Subscribers of preferred pricing tiers (e.g. 1, 2, 3) must be enrolled in FGPC paddling programs before setting up monthly gym subscriptions. Minimum subscription is 3 months. No pro-rating is available for Tier 1 and 2 preferred pricing options.
All gym members are required to purchase an entry fob for $10 (this is refundable if you cancel your memberships and return the fob). Fobs must be used to access the gym.
Dragon boat paddle order form – available to club members only. Consult your coaches for correct paddle length. CLICK HERE to order online.