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A tradition that began 2000 years ago is today, the Ultimate Team Water sport. Dragon boating offers mental and physical health benefits, camaraderie, competitive opportunities and fun. How can you  learn to paddle and what does the CDBA do for the community? 
Learn this and the power of the dragon boat on and off the water.

Cleveland welcomes, Roger Jones, author of the book, The Final Victory. The Final Victory is the heart-wrenching story of twenty brave men and women confronting adversity, facing death, and striving together for the ultimate triumph. Reserve your signed copy at . Hear Roger’s own health triumphs, why he wrote the book and how the sport of dragon boating benefits his life.

The Co-founder of The Healing Net Foundation and Surgical Director of the Neuroendocrine Institute at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. Dr. Liu met Roger Jones after Jones was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. Forming a friendship for nearly ten  years, Dr. Liu supports the health benefits of dragon boating he has witnessed in his own patient and friend, 

The Motown sounds of the Band Swizzlesticks will provide the musical entertainment. Member of the band, Ken Ertel, is a fellow Ohioan, that met Roger Jones while going through his own neuroendocrine journey. All three of these men are bonded and will share, delight and entertain us with stories that will inspire.

The CDBA is more than a water sport. It creates teams of people working together for a common goal. You can take your individual journey in the boat while focusing on your own paddle. Though in the boat, you are surrounded by others doing the same and as a team you win more than a race. As a non - profit, the CDBA is growing and needs support to keep this sport in the community for water sport enthusiast, those seeking alternative health initiatives and the support it gives to The Gathering Place, a local cancer support center serving greater Cleveland residents impacted by a cancer - FREE of charge. The CDBA is proud to sponsor The Gathering Place and is working to provide more Paddling for Health initiatives available to our greater community.

You will learn more about dragon boating, how you can be involved and hear inspiring stories of the power of the sport. We look forward to seeing you there!

                Order Your TICKETS. Order Your BOOK, The Final Victory
         Order your raffle tickets too, $10 for 15 tickets / $20 for 25 tickets 



Cleveland Dragon Boat Association

The Cleveland Dragon Boat Association builds strong communities and promotes teamwork and leadership among youth and adults of all backgrounds through high-quality youth and adult dragon boat programs and events. We offer a recreational team-building opportunity for participating individuals. The CDBA also supports the mission of a local non-profit organization. We’re committed to investing our expertise and resources to further achieve our cause.

Calendar Dates


Sat - 18th - Asian Festival

Sun - 19th - Asian Festival


Sat - May 25th - Learn to Paddle 10 am


Learn to Paddle sessions every SAT  

Sat -  2nd - CDBA Booth at the 

        The Gathering Place Fun Run

Sat -  8th - Steering Clinic

Sat - 22nd- Paddlefest

Sat - 29th - River Rally

Sun - 30th - Golden Dragon Fundraiser

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