Corporate Team Building

Looking for a fun corporate team building activity? Try dragon boating!
Registration includes:
- All equipment (boats, paddles, PFDs) for all 22 team members
- Practices with certified coaches
- Challenge Cups provide opportunity for friendly competition against other companies in your industry (see more details below)
- Team Site; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
- Opportunity to be a part of a community event giving back to local charities (over $4 million raised to date)
Click here to register your team!
What are Challenge Cups?
Challenge Cup races are designed to increase competition among teams from local industry or community groups. If you choose to enter a Challenge Cup you will be grouped with similar teams for the first race of the weekend. If there are more than 8 teams in a Challenge Cup your second race on Saturday will serve as the Challenge Cup Final. Entering a Challenge Cup does not increase the number of times a team will race.
Challenge Cup Teams must have a minimum of 9 people racing from the designated cup category. For example, if you are entering the High Tech Challenge your team must have a minimum of 9 paddlers who are employed with the High Tech organization the team represents.
A Challenge Cup race will only run if there are three (3) or more teams for that particular category. If you are unsure about which category you qualify for please contact the Festival Office.
Corporate Challenge Cup categories:

Breast Cancer Survivors – teams whose members are breast cancer survivors. - Contact us for details about sponsorship opportunity

Building & Development - teams representing companies whose major business involves construction, project development, engineering consultants, building materials, etc.

Community - teams representing community organizations and supporters, including charities and non-profits.

NEW! Confederation Cup - teams representing specific provinces and territories, celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary!

Education – teams whose members attend or work for educational institutions, administration, or associated parent advisory associations - Contact us for details about sponsorship opportunity

Scotiabank Financial Services Challenge Cup - teams representing companies or institutions providing financial services (Banks, Trust Companies, Investment, Insurance, Mortgage Brokers, etc.)
MANN Lawyers Government Challenge Cup – teams whose members work for federal, provincial or municipal governments

Goodlife Fitness Friends & Family Challenge Cup– teams whose members are all members of the same extended family.
High Tech - teams representing companies whose major business is the production of computer software and hardware, system interfaces, etc. - Contact us for details about sponsorship opportunity
Donna Cona Health Care & Ambulance Services – teams whose members work for hospitals, medical clinics, ambulance services, or medical or dental offices

HKETO Embassies & Foreign Missions Challenge Cup – teams whose members work for embassies or foreign missions, or immigrant services or associated community associations.
Minto Hospitality & Tourism - teams representing companies whose major business is providing hospitality or tourism services, accommodation or meals.

Jubilee Fine Jewellers Emergency Services & Canadian Forces Challenge Cup – teams representing the various branches of the Canadian Forces, police forces, services or associations, or fire fighters, services or associations.

CCLA Legal Services - teams whose members work in the field of legal services including law firms and associations

Fierté Ottawa Capital Pride Challenge Cup - Teams representing the LGBTTQ+ community, and their supporters.
Star Motors Professional Servicesteams representing companies providing services in accounting and other professional associations

Liu Dental Services Recreational Women – newly formed women’s teams or those who have participated in the festival before, but did not advance to the second day of racing.


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