DDRA Strategic Plan approved – 2017

The Dominion Day Regatta Association’s Strategic Plan was approved at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Minor amendments to upgrade it were added at a January DDRA Executive Meeting and the final version is here; The Strategic Plan was based on a survey of clubs completed in January 2017.


DDRA Survey 2017 Results

Thanks to all those who participated in the survey of clubs in January 2017. Attached is the report that summarizes your responses. The DDRA met on February 11, 2017 to develop a Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan report has been drafted and is under review. It will be posted once approved by the DDRA. Once again, thanks for your participation in this important process.

Download DDRA Survey Results


Information For Participants + Directions

Taking place on the scenic Island Park and historic Allan A. Lamport regatta course, every July 1st, bringing excitement, outdoor fun and friends together for the past 134 years! This is a very special event that brings together rowing, canoe, kayak and dragon boat enthusiasts, both experienced and beginners, of various age and gender groups. Participants are encouraged to bring their friends and families out to the island and enjoy the water, the park, the racing and the beautiful view of the city and the lake.

Ferry: The Centre Island ferry schedule has been arranged to start earlier that day at 7:30 am (and runs every 30 minutes).  You can buy your tickets on race day or in blocks of 10 in advance at 10% savings.  Tickets can be purchased online here. They are available at the ferry terminal gate at the foot of Bay Street by the water.  All participants are encouraged to catch the earliest ferry they can as this is a busy holiday weekend and there will be thousands of people flocking to the Island! MORE


About The Canada Day Regatta

2018 marks the 134th Annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta. This is a unique and exciting regatta that features alternating races between dragon boats, canoes, kayaks and rowing shells. Join us for this special event on Canada Day!

        > Jack Guest Memorial Trophy

DDRA and Don Rowing Club are excited to report that the Jack Guest Trophy, for the Rowing Senior Men’s Singles winner will be awarded again this year. Previous winners include Olympians and Canadian and International champions. So, Senior Men Singles – put your best foot forward!

 Good luck to all Canada Day Regatta participants!