The 2017 dragon boat racing season is now over, and we closed off the season officially at our end-of-season party on Nov. 4 at Infinity II party room downtown.
We are now planning out a bigger and better 2018 season, with Motley Crew and Pink Crusaders opening registration Dec. 15th, and all other teams by Feb. 15th.
New in 2018: One-a-month video review integrated into ALL programs!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We also help others form teams by giving them whatever support they need through the use of shared resources; website pages, budget templates, Survey Monkey Pro for registrations, PayPal and budgeting, booking practices, hiring coaches, etc.

Have questions?  Have an idea for a new team you need help with? 

Contact Tim MacFarlane 
Cell: 647-971-7332, E-mail: 

Dragon Boat Canada logo and link to their official website.  Our club is a member.
DDRA logo and link to their official website
My first ever regatta in 2002, and still racing there today in 2014!
Balmy Beach Canoe Club logo and link to their official website
Rusty Dragons logo - view of Toronto skyline in black silhouette, with orange sky and blue water.

The Rusty Dragons offer a very unique range of coached and collective teams.  We love this sport! We are more than a club and consider ourselves a community organization.  We also support other teams as well as help run events, notably the DDRA (OPS) Canada Day Regatta.  We built our reputation on good sportsmanship and having a passion for making dragon boat racing accessible to ANYONE.  We have a great network of business partners, paddlers, and coaches who help make this non-profit initiative fun and rewarding.  Anyone is welcome to join us full-time or on the side as an extra to your current team.  No one has lower fees.  All our teams are looking for new paddlers, and no experience is required.  Pick the one that fits your interest and schedule, and we'll take it from there.  All programs offer a full money-back guarantee - if you are not satisfied with the program for any reason, let us know before the third practice - no questions asked.  
CLUB WIDE MESSAGES (updated November 11th):

On Sat. Nov. 11th at Balmy Beach the boats were removed from the water and docks secured for the winter. Some repair work will also be done on the boats over the winter. They will be returned to the water in April.

But we still have activities planned over the winter...
 > Afterburn Fitness (our training partner) indoor winter training runs January to April (Saturdays).
 > Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival is Feb. 10th (along with Winterlude). We have one mixed team going.
 > Fort Frances Ice Races is Feb. 17th (Family Day weekend).  We have one or two teams going.
 > MoF Lunar New Year Banquet is Friday Feb. 23rd.  Anyone is welcome to join us.
 > Florida Training Camp (April 15-22) - Our annual trek south to paddle with the dolphins and manatees!
 > Kick Start event: Mark your calendars for Sat. March 10th for our Open House.  Stay tuned for details.
We also help create NEW teams to practice and race, or create one-off team-building evenings / weekends for any organization looking to get out on the water and enjoy the sport. Anyone can enjoy the sport and we can help make it happen!  For more information please contact or call 647-971-7332.  Now is the time to plan!  The cost for a group of up to 20 for a two hour intro to dragon boating (one hour on land, one hour on water) is under $250 ($12 a person) and the use of paddles and life jackets is included.  We can also help create teams with 8 practices (once a week in evenings), and race on Canada Day for about $130/person.

New in 2018:  We will pre-set several dates available to run Corporate Team Building for anyone interested. 
You can't beat our variety, cost, and passion for the sport.  ALL teams welcome new and experienced paddlers. Join our diverse club and experience the thrill of dragon boating.  See the menu at left for all our team pages.