Dragonboat Community Sport Coach Certification in Nelson BC

On the weekend (May 17/18) I traveled to beautiful Nelson BC to deliver NCCP’s first ever Dragonboat Community Sport Coach Certification module.


I’ve been working with CKC during the winter months in developing dragonboat coaching course curriculum and aligning with NCCP model and requirements; this summer we are launching pilots for NCCP, which are slated for review (and if all goes as planned – approval and endorsement) by NCCP later this year – making this the only fully dedicated dragonboat stream NCCP module available to dragonboaters in Canada.

Last couple years we have been using a modified NCCP – ELCC course to cover some dragonboat curriculum and coverage. The beauty in the DB Community Sport module is that it’s a one stop shop (technical, theory and practical) and is 100% focused on the dragonboat discipline. The course is designed to take 10-12 hours, a combination of in-class, on-water and an Ethical Decisions module.


While in Nelson, I worked with an amazing group of ladies – part of the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons (www.kootenayrhythmdragons.ca) – on the pristine straights of Kootenay Lake. It was breathtaking! With green mountain backdrop and a warm small-town feel…Nelson can definitely expect me back either for vacation or to help out with the growing paddling scene.

I stayed at the historic Hume Hotel in the heart of downtown Nelson…and would recommend this as a place to stay in Nelson to anyone. It’s also home to Mike’s Pub…offering a great selection of NBC brews.

Thanks to MJ and Corey Hamilton from CanoeKayak BC for helping make this course possible.

Oh ya…while in Nelson I caught up with Dan Slater, friend from elementary and high school! He’s been in Nelson for a long time now heli and cat-skiing the BC mountains in the winter and as a carpenter during the summer months…great to see you Dan…and Tessa and North!