The EYE DOTTING Ceremony scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until June 5.

Join us this Summer to Try Paddling a Dragon Boat

For cancer survivors:
Three dates, two locations


August 5th at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Waterbury Center State Park:
August 22nd at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 25th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Minimum age: 14 years.

Hosted by Dragonheart Vermont’s Breast Cancer Survivor team

For anyone: Try Paddling
Three dates in Burlington

June 8th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
June 20th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
August 8th at 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Minimum age: 14 years.

Hosted by Dragonheart Vermont’s Membership Committee

Join Us

The 200 members of Dragonheart Vermont members paddle all summer and compete around the region, the country, and the world. We welcome new paddlers through most of the year.

Mark Your Calendar


Festival Practice Weekend

July 15 & 16, 2023

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

August 6, 2023

Event Photos


Founders’ Profile

Linda and John Dyer are the founders of Dragonheart Vermont. Their combined energies made a dream come true in creating a breast cancer survivor and supporter dragon boat team on Lake Champlain—one of the largest in the country. What began as the sheer joy of being ‘first in our lane,’ grew into our teams becoming National Champions under the tutelage of Coach John, and loads of hard work.

Linda and John’s work ethic, joie de vivre, and commitment set an example for the club that has inspired the women and men of Dragonheart Vermont to achieve these honors while also doing good work for cancer survivors in the community through our Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Linda’s smile and John’s “Relentless Positive Thinking” inspire the team to work hard and to have fun. They are a force to be reckoned with—just try saying ‘no’ to them!