Legal Services Challenge Cup


Kick off your robe and toss aside your gavel for a paddle! Forget the letter of the law, proper procedures and let it all out on the water in our Legal Services Challenge Cup. Out paddle the long arm of the law and other firms to be the first one across the finish line!

Our Legal Services Challenge Cup races are designed to increase competition among teams whose members work in the field of legal services including law firms and associations.


Past Participants include:

Mann Up (Mann Lawyers)
Team BLG (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)
The Justice League (Department of Justice)
Empaths (Morneau Shepell)
Kelly Santini LLP



Team Rate: $1400
Out of Town Rate: $995 *Outside 100km radius of Ottawa
Individual Rate: Cost determined by team paddling with.



Early Bird Rate: $1300 (50 spots available)
Teams registered in the following divisions: $850 (25 spots available)

Teams outside North America: FREE


Registration includes:

  • Entry into the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival
  • Two team practices with certified coaches
  • Opportunity for top fundraising teams to qualify to race in the Charity Challenge Cup 
  • Access to free concert series and onsite activities
  • Opportunity to compete in various community and corporate divisions
  • Team site to hang out between races; decorate to have fun or promote your business/organization
  • Invitation for all team members to the Opening Ceremony and Parade of Champions
  • Entry into team t-shirt, team site and team spirit competitions 
  • All equipment provided (boats, paddles, PFDs)
Team Details:

Mixed - must race with a minimum of 8 female paddlers.
Women - must race with all female paddlers, but can have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.
Open - teams are often comprised of primarily male paddlers, but females may also paddle. Open teams can have a drummer and/or steersperson of either gender.

Teams may be comprised of 16-20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 6 spares (maximum roster of 28).