Sue Holloway Cup

You train on the water, off the water, in the heat, in the cold (and far too often in the rain), you know what it takes to be a top athlete. As members of DBC, your team is committed to pushing each other to cross that finish line first.

The Sue Holloway Challenge Cup allows sport teams a chance to earn DBC qualifying points while striving for greatness in their sport, just as four-time Olympian, two time Olympic medalist and Canada Sports Hall of Famer, Sue Holloway achieved.


Past Participants include:

Bytown Ottawa Dragon Masters
H2o U24 Mixte
Paddle Demons
GWN Premier Mixed
Level Six Galley Girls
PDBC Varsity (Pickering Dragon Boat Club)
Rideau Titans
Montreal Grand Dragons
Mixed Barries (Dragon Boat Barrie)
H20 Playground
Bytown Sportchicks Fire
Cascades Water Buffaloes
SWAT (Stonehooker Warlock Alliance Team)
Philadelphia Flying Phoenix
Soldiers of Fitness (Soldiers of Fitness)
Iron One (Iron River Racing)
Thunderstruck (Sunnyside Paddling Club)
22 Dragons



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).
*Any team using our event as a qualifier must abide by DBC rules.