About Us

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are Nelson’s first dragon boat team. The team building began in the fall of 2003, and the momentum has continued to build. Each year we continue to grow and develop our team.

KRD is made up of a diverse group of people, including breast cancer survivors, their friends, family, and supporters, who want to share  in the activity of paddling and the team message. There is lots of interest in our team, and we are hoping that we can inspire other teams to take up Dragon Boating in Nelson. Each year we bring more members aboard and welcome each and everyone!

KRD Vision Statement

Empowerment, optimum health and well being

Mission Statement

To raise awareness of all cancers and promote the sport of Dragon Boating for the enrichment of self, Kootenay Rhythm Dragons and the Community


  1. To raise awareness of all cancers
  2. To improve health and well being
  3. To celebrate life and have fun

Celebrating 10 Years of KRD 2004-2014


2011 Seniors Team

2010 Team KRD

2008 Team KRD

2007 Team KRD

2006 Team KRD

July Women’s Invitational Race, Kelowna

September 2006 Kelowna Team