The Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club, a non-profit Society established in 2001, is 100% volunteer based. The Society is committed to assisting and overseeing activities which encourage, promote and develop teams within the Fraser Valley through Dragon Boat and OC programs.
Our efforts are to help any and all individuals to develop new skills, create and strengthen friendships, encourage sportsmanship, embrace healthy competition and promote good health through active participation in these water sports.
Our humble beginnings started with a handful of individuals in the basement of a local church learning to paddle by sitting on chairs lined up 2 per row, using brooms as paddles and trying to mimick the paddle movement. Our membership has now grown to over 140 members, ages 13 to 65 and beyond, featuring 6 teams, utilizing 7 different boats to practice and race in dragon boat and outrigger events.
FVDBC has always called Harrison Hot Springs home and we are very fortunate and blessed to be able to paddle in such an incredible place. We promote our sport and where we paddle throughout the paddling season with our special events. The Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta, Battle of the Paddles, Echo Island Challange and our Open Paddles allow us to share our sport with people from all over BC and Washington State.
We also like to give back to our community by promoting food drives at our events to help support the Agassiz Harrison Community Services food bank. We offer our services to special needs groups such as the local school for the visually impaired, to help get their students out of the class room and into a boat for an afternoon of paddling.
The club also believes in the power of sport for the youth in our communities. FVDBC fundraises throughout the year so we can offer our Junior Program fee of charge to all that want to try. This includes membership, transportation, equipment and regatta fees. In addition to the free Junior Program we have setup a Bursary Program to help our Junior paddlers with their education once they graduate from high school.
Come join a club that understands the power of a strong community. Belong to a club that promotes sportsmanship, friendship and healthy competition. Support a club that believes in a positive and safe paddling environment. Be part of one of the fastest growing water sports in the world.