about us


The Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta (DASA) is a non-profit society that was established in 2007 with the idea to develop the sport of dragon boating within Lethbridge. What started with a handful of like-minded individuals gathering around a kitchen table has now grown to include an elected 11-member board of directors, 6 boats, 2 sea cans, a trailer full of equipment and over 150 active members (in a non-COVID Year!) DASA has come to represent a number of local teams and individuals in the dragon boat community within Lethbridge and throughout southern Alberta.

DASA is run completely by volunteers and we need you. Whether you are part of a team, or a community member, we have a variety of opportunities for you to get involved in this great, low-cost sport. 

Our Board is passionate about dragon boats – come and join us!

                                                                                                             Leanne DuMontier, President 

Our Mission

To promote, support and develop dragon boating by providing training, equipment and events.

Our Vision

Providing opportunities for all paddlers to reach their full potential by nurturing passion and enjoyment for dragon boating.

Core Values

Culture, Sportsmanship, Communication, Safety, Fitness and Fairness.


The Dragonboat Association of Southern Alberta(DASA) is a non-profit society that promotes the sport of dragon boating in Southern Alberta. DASA represents many teams and individuals in the dragon boat community and acts as an umbrella organization for a variety of dragon boat teams and individual paddlers. The club offers opportunities for members to enjoy this great, low-cost team sport.  See Paddling At-a-Glance for information on available programs. 

DASA is governed by an elected board of directors who oversee the club’s governance. DASA activities are supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about dragon boating.  

Dragon boating is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.  Our membership reflects this trend, growing to over 150 members in 2019. Membership remains strong, despite COVID limitations.

Board of Directors

President – Tom Doyle
Term: 2022- 2024

Past President – Leanne Dumontier
Term: 2022 – 2024 (non-voting position)

*Vice-President – Karen Johnson
Term: 2022 – 2024

*Moves into President’s role in 2024

Treasurer – Nancy Graham
Term: 2021 – 2023

Secretary – Auburn Phillips
Term: 2022 – 2024

Communication – Linda Gilbert
Term: 2021 – 2023

Safety Director – Dave Hunt
Term: 2021 – 2023

Team Liaison – Romina Senneker
Term: 2022 – 2024

Technical Director – Vacant
Term: 2022 – 2024

Youth Director – Terry Edwards
Term: 2022 -2024

Fundraising / Sponsorship – Vacant

Directors at Large (3) –
Lynn Ambedian
Diane Flynn
Carol Jones
Term: 2022 -2023

Chinese Community (Appointed – non-voting position)