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
Demonstration of Coastal Rowing
If you’ve been involved with rowing long enough, you know that the amount of flat water in the GTA is limited. Open water rowing gives you the ability to access the water pretty much anywhere along Lake Ontario, Simcoe and the Muskokas.
This year Hanlan Boar club will have a demonstration of coastal rowing during the break in races – around 1pm!
Men double: Hugh Fletcher, Peter Pennefather
Men double: JC Marly, Virgilio Santos
Women double: Eyvonne Findlay, Brenda Cohen
This is their third season. They have entered coastal rowing regattas in Alma Quebec on Lac St-Jean and in Toronto, The ROWONTARIO Coastal Regatta on Lake Ontario.
They practice where the water is preferably ROUGH! That is usually at the tip of the Leslie spit.
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!
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.