Opportunities to Support Us This Spring


Donate to DHVT in honor of Tom Rhoads

Just select the Tom Rhoads fund on the donation page

Grab a Great Read!

Twenty brave men & women confront adversity, face death, and strive together for the ultimate triumph.  In a dragon boat! Coming April 2024

Watch the trailer.
Hear once cancer survivor’s reaction.

Pre-order here and select Dragonheart Vermont as your charity and we get $5 from your purchase!

Join Us

The 200 members of Dragonheart Vermont 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

Practice Weekend

July 20 & 21, 2024

Paddle Day for Cancer Survivors

August 3, 2024

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

August 3 & 4, 2024


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!