The Waverunners began as a team of friends from the University of British Columbia who paddled together for fun in 2000.  More than 20 years later, we have become a more competitive and diverse team, including people from all different backgrounds.  We have enjoyed paddling competitively at festivals within North America and internationally.  We are proud to be sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company since 2003 and represent Canada within the Starbucks dragon boat community.

Our team’s mission statement:

We are a diverse team of paddlers working together towards the common goals of cohesion, advancement, competition and fun.  We achieve and surpass our goals by committing to:

1. Drive our overall personal fitness
2. Strive to improving our standings over last year’s races ~ we will be our best competition
3. Improve technique by mentoring, fostering and inspiring each other and being open to feedback
4. Always remember our driving passions to enjoy the sport and each other

Our Highlights and Achievements:

2000 | The team started as a group of friends from UBC Commerce who paddled together for fun.
2011 | Vancouver: Waverunners Komodo 2nd in Comp B Division Hong Kong: 11th overall
2014 | Vancouver: 6th Comp B Championship
2015 | Boracay, Philippines : Gold lnt’I Mixed Small Boat 250m; Gold lnt’I Mixed Standard 500mSeattle: 2nd Division A Championship
2017 | Vancouver: 2nd Comp B Championship Busan, South Korea: 4th in 500m & 1000m Mixed
2019 | Hannover, Germany: 3rd in 250m Sport Premium; unofficial 1st in 4000m MixedKent, WA: 1st overall
2020 | COVID Pivoted to Outrigger paddling and first ever Socially Distanced Relay Race
2021 | Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival – 4th overall
2022 | Montreal Dragonboat Challenge – 1st in 200m, 2nd in 500m and 1st in 2000m


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