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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to flooding on Toronto Island, the 2017 Canada Day Regatta has been moved to the North Course at Welland. The date remains the same. You can find the new Rowing entry forms here. In 2018 we will be back to Toronto Island.
Our Strategic Plan is available for download page.

2017 Regatta venue moved due toe flooding

Due to flooding on Toronto Island, the 2017 Canada Day Regatta has been moved to the North Course at Welland. The date remains the same. In 2018 we will be back to Toronto Island.

 

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 130 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.  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

2015 marks the 131th 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 we are reinstating the Jack Guest Trophy, for the Rowing Senior Men’s Singles winner. Previous winners include Olympians and Canadian and International champions. So, Senior Men Singles – put your best foot forward!

       > April 2013 Survey Results

In 2013, the DDRA Executive distributed an important survey for athletes, coaches, and truck/trailer drivers.  A summary of the survey is available here.  Thank you to the 276 people who took the time to complete the survey and provide valuable feedback. The message was clear that participants want the Canada Day Regatta to stay on the Toronto Island as it is the only regatta of its type in Toronto, which is the largest market in Canada, and a great opportunity to showcase our sports.


 Good luck to all Canada Day Regatta participants!