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Funded by Sport Manitoba, the Manitoba Paddling Asociation is a Provincial Sport Governing Body for competitive canoe, kayak and dragon boat in Manitoba. Our clubs offer year-round programs for youth and adults to maintain fitness and have fun on and off the water. 


August Dragon Boat UnFestival

We're very excited to announce our dates for this years special August Dragon Boat UnFestival!

Instead of our traditional dragon boat festival format, registered teams will participate in two 500m time trial sessions between August 10th - 28th. Each teams fastest time will be posted on our leader board for all other teams to see and to determine which teams will take part in the finals on August 29th. 

Safety for our paddlers, volunteers and staff has been our primary concern. Provincial Health Guidelines will be in place to ensure social distancing, crowd sizing and cleaning rules are followed. There will a maximum of 4 teams at each session and our volunteers and staff will be following our strict cleaning routine in between teams. 

We're excited to see dragon boat teams back on the water! If you'd like to register please click here!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


Dragon Boat is BACK!

MPA in partnership with the Dream Factory will be hosting a Dragon Boat Festival throughout the month of August. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!


Covid-19 Update

MPA staff and volunteers are responding to this situation by adapting our programs to meet public health recommendations. 

We have made the diffcult decision to cancel our annual Manitoba School Dragon Boat Challenge and postpone the River City Dragon Boat Festival to the tentive date of July 17-18. Otherwise we remain optimistic that 2020 programs will proceed as planned and encourage your registration. We look forward to seeing you on the water! 



The Manitoba Paddling Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held:

Saturday, March 7 2020, 1:00pm
Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre
80 Churchill Drive, Winnipeg


Members are welcome to attend. 

MPA AGM Agenda can be found here.
MPA AGM Minutes from 2019 can be found here.


2020 Christmas Tree Pick Up

If you're looking to get rid of your Christmas Tree hassle free look no further!


We're offering Christmas Tree Pick Up January 11th for only $15. Below you'll find our order form 


Please contact Jordie at mckcwpg@gmail.com if you have any questions


Christmas Tree Fundraiser Order Form

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 September 2020