Grab some friends and sign up for an awesome weekend!

Registration Overview

This is a high level overview of how to register. Please download the Detailed Race Package for in depth instructions on how to register and all other race related information. It will likely answer all of your questions. If you still have questions, we are here to help so reach out to us at

  1. Crew Manager reviews the entire Detailed Race Package including:
    1. Information for Beginners
    2. Crew Categories
    3. Registration
    4. Waivers
    5. Fees
    6. Practices
    7. Athletes Village
    8. Crew Competitions
    9. Race Rules and Regulations
    10. Safety
    11. Crew Managers Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Crew manager creates a crew, including a crew password.
  3. Crew manager invites crew members to join the crew, either by using the built-in email invitation system, or by sharing the crew name and password with crew members. If a crew member has the crew name and password, they can go to the registration site and register themselves for your crew, with or without an email invitation.
  4. Crew members register themselves and accept their waivers.
  5. Crew Manager books and attends Check in Appointment on the Friday prior to Festival. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to crew managers with appointments.

For a detailed look at the registration process, and what happens behind the scenes when you register, check out the registration process diagram here. Note that it prints on an 11″x17″ page. The blue boxes happen within the Active Sports Network registration system, and the orange boxes happen elsewhere.


The Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta coordinates all of the festival practices.  DASA will endeavor to connect crews to paddlers!

If you’d like to join a race crew, fill out the form below, and your contact information will be shared with crew managers who need more crew members! If you are a crew manager and need additional paddlers, send us a message also through the form below and will try to connect you to some paddlers.

By filling in the form, you imply consent to our Privacy Statement.

Crew Categories

Naut Dragon

Less commitment but all of the fun!
• Maximum of 10 paddlers in a standard dragon boat (no gender restrictions)
• 2 x 200-meter races on Saturday
• 1 practice including safety
• Steer and drummer provided


• Maximum of 16 paddlers in a standard dragon boat
• 12 – 17 years old (18 if still in school)
• No gender restrictions
• 4 x 200-meter Saturday/Sunday
• 2 practices including safety
• Steer and drummer provided


More commitment on race weekend, without the worry of finding drum/steer (no gender restrictions)
• Maximum of 16 paddlers in a standard dragon boat
• 2 x 200-meter, 2 x 500-meter races Saturday/Sunday
• 1 practice including safety
• Steer and drummer provided
• Youth may be included in this division


Mixed and Women’s crews
• Maximum of 20 paddlers in a standard dragon boat
• Mixed – minimum of 10 female paddlers
• 2 x 200-meter, 2 x 500-meter races Saturday/Sunday
• 2k option
• 2 practices
• Steer and drummer not provided (be sure to contact your favorite steer/coach/drummer asap!!)
• Youth may be included in this division

Women Cancer Survivor Crew

The C Cup challenge will be registered separately.


Crew Registration Fees

Early Bird
ends April 15
starts April 16
Naut Dragon$400$400June 10
Youth$400$400June 10
Recreation$1,000$1,300June 10
Competitive$1,200$1,500June 10
Youth $400$400June 10
Recreation$900$1,200June 10
Competitive$1,100$1,400June 10

Registration fees must be paid in full on or before the Early Bird Deadline to qualify as an early bird registration, no exceptions, and if payment is late, the full fee will be charged.

Additional Fees

Crew Tent Rental Fees

All tents must be ordered and paid in full by June 10.

Tent TypePrice
Lakeside – Half Tent$ 500.00
Lakeside – Full Tent$1,000.00
Regular – Half Tent$462.50
Regular – Full Tent$925.00

Please note: Tents are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, and lakeside tents will sell out quickly. Half tents are 10′ x 20′, Full tents are 20′ x 20′.

Crew Practice Fees

Community Crews

Each community team can participate in one practice free of charge. Additional practices are $50 and can be purchased during crew registration or later. A maximum of 5 practices can be scheduled for a given crew, one of which must be on a Saturday.

Out of town crews

Limited to one practice, on the festival Friday, at a fee of $100. You can pay for this practice with your registration and tent fees when registering your crew. Please contact Karen at, to confirm time

To Purchase Practices or Tents after Registration

  1. Log into Active (See “To Login to Active After Registering” above).
  2. Click the “Purchase merchandise” button.
  3. Select the purchases you’d like to add.
  4. Click CONTINUE
  5. Enter payment information.
    – If you’d like to pay with your credit card, click PAY WITH CREDIT CARD and enter your information here.
    – If you’d like to pay later, with a cheque or email money transfer, use the coupon code PAYLATER
  6. Click COMPLETE

Withdrawl Fees

There is a 15% administrative fee for all crew withdrawals. The final withdrawal date is the registration closing date.

Download our Registration/Cancellation Policy here

Payment Options

To receive the early bird rate, payment must be received by April 15.

Festival fees must be received on or before the registration deadline. Registration is only deemed complete once payment of registration fees is completed. The LRDBF reserves the right to request immediate payment in the event that registration for one or all divisions sells out. If payment is not received, a team from the waiting list will receive your registration slot. All fees are in Canadian dollars. We do not charge sales tax. Your fees are not tax deductible as charitable donations.

1) Online during registration – You can pay your crew fees with a credit card when registering your crew online. Note that Active adds a processing fee for credit card transactions processed through Active.

2) Interac e-Transfer – You can send an Interac email money transfer to, but be sure to send a separate email with the e-Transfer password you create in the process. During the crew registration process, where it asks you for your credit card information or a coupon code, use the coupon code: PAYLATER

3) Cheque – You can pay for your crew fees offline with a cheque. During the crew registration process, where it asks you for your credit card information or a coupon code, use the coupon code: PAYLATER

Make cheques payable to Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, specify your crew name in the memo field, and bring the cheque to your first practice or mail it


Everyone must submit a waiver before they are allowed to participate in practices or races, every year.

Adults may accept the online waiver during online registration or submit a paper waiver. Adults who share an email address must submit a paper waiver.

Youth ages 12 – 17 must submit a paper waiver. Download the youth waiver here. Youth will also accept the adult waiver when they register online, but the youth waiver supersedes the adult waiver for youth.

You can bring a signed waiver with you when participate for the first time this year. Practice and race officials will have printed reports of waivers received; if the report does not show that you have submitted a waiver online or in paper, you will be asked to sign a paper waiver before participating. Waivers include a photo release and our privacy statement.

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