Events are held at the Community Boat Docks at the Burlington Waterfront. Minimum Age: 14

Community Cancer Survivor Paddle Day: Saturday, August 3rd from 9:30 – noon.

Hosted by the Dragonheart Vermont Breast Cancer Survivor team. Contact us if you have questions.

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!