From May to the end of September, we practice outdoors at the on the Lachine Canal in Montreal, Quebec.
Where We Train
Verdun DBC paddlers train on the Lachine Canal across the street from the Dompark Complex at 5527 St. Patrick, just west of de l'Eglise. We suggest you park on the north side of the canal at the Gadbois Centre, at 5485 Chemin de la Côte St. Paul where there are changing rooms and showers (do not leave valuables in your car or your locker).
All Members are expected to attend each of the twice-weekly scheduled practices. If you cannot attend a practice, please notify your coach or team captains.
The Lachine Canal may close following a heavy rainfall. Check the Parks Canada Lachine Canal web site for last-minute closure announcements.
|Force||Tue., Thu. 6-8pm|
|Impact||Mon., Wed. 7-8pm|
|Caravela||Mon., Wed. 5:30-6:30pm|
|Men||Tue., Thu. 6-7pm*|
|Women||Tue., Thu. 6-7pm*|
* For two (2) practices before each competition.
What to Wear
Verdun DBC practices rain or shine. For most of the summer season, a t-shirt, quick-dry shorts and sandals are recommended. May, however, can be a little cold, when it is advisable to wear multiple layers — no cotton.