NCC-DBF-imageIt’s WET. It’s WILD. It’s a weekend of fun for the entire family!

Save on Foods presents the 15th Annual Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival July 6-8, 2018, at the spectacular Maffeo Sutton Park.

CLICK HERE to download the FGPC Dragon Boat Festival Rules and Regulations.

For more information about the Festival, click here.

The Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival can be used as a DBC national qualifier; ask the registrar for details at

Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis;  if registration fills before the Friday, May 31, 2018 your crew will be waitlisted.

Maximum number of crews to be registered is 72.


Local (Vancouver Island)

Early Bird (until April 15, 2018):  $1,360 including GST
Regular (after April 15, 2018):  $1,475 including GST

Visiting (Continental North America – transit by air or ship is required to attend)

Early Bird (until April 15, 2018):  $1,150 including GST
Regular (after April 15, 2018):  $1,300 including GST

Junior teams
50% discount off current fee

International teams (outside of continental North America):
Fees waived

Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Staff Sterns and Drummers will be available (+$150 per staff person for the weekend).

Please register early to avoid disappointment. Crew registration payment must be made before registration in this event is confirmed.

Please complete and submit the form below and pay fees using the “Pay Now” button no later than Friday May 31, 2018.

Festival Cancellation/Refund Policy

There will be 25% administrative fee for all withdrawals. The final date to withdraw a team from the festival is May 31, 2018. There will be no refunds of any type after this date, including if the festival is cancelled due to safety reasons.


  1. Please complete and submit the online form below.
  2. Click on the “Pay Now” button below the form to pay your registration fee by credit card.
  3. Closer to the event date we will request your roster which will include an email address for each participant.  We will contact paddlers directly to have them complete a digital waiver if necessary. Any paddler who has completed an FGPC waiver any time in 2018 will not be required to complete an additional waiver.


Payment is required at time of registration.

Please note! Do not click on the Pay Now button below unless you have completed and submitted the Registration Form above!

Teams indicating that they require a Staff Stern and/or a Staff Drummer will be contacted regarding payment separately.

Select your most appropriate options and click on the “Pay Now” button below to make your payment by credit card.

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If you have any questions or concerns about this registration process, we’ll be happy to walk you through it — send us an email at and we’ll get in touch with you!