Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) and Dragon Boat Canada have announced partnership that will have Welland hosting 10 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue to Welland and surrounding municipalities.
Welland has established itself as a premier hosting venue for dragon boat racing, having hosted the 2011 and 2014 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships. This upcoming season, the WIFC will host not only the 2015 Canadian Dragon Boat Championships but will also host, for the first time in Canada, the 2015 International Dragon Boat Federation 12th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships and the 2015 Pan American Club Crew Championships August 14th -23rd.
The next dragon boat competition, hosted in partnership with Dragon Boat Canada, at the WIFC North Course will be the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships June 26, 27, 28 of 2015.
Photo courtesy Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre