The 2017 dragon boat racing season is now almost over, with most teams completing their racing season at the DDRA (OPS) Canada Day Regatta in Welland, and then the Pink Crusaders finished their racing at the GWN Challenge on Sept. 9-10 at Marilyn Bell Park.   Two teams will finish their season on Sept. 23rd at the Christie Lake Regatta (Motley Crew & OPS Guns n Roses). Pink Crusaders continue to practice Wednesday evenings 7-8 PM.   
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: Tim@RustyDragons.ca 

Dragon Boat Canada logo and link to their official website.  Our club is a member.
DDRA logo and link to their official website
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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 September 15th):

There are just a few practices left this season, for Motley Crew and OPS Guns n Roses who are racing on Saturday September 23 at Christie Lake Conservation Area north of Hamilton.  These two teams also just raced (along with Pink Crusaders, Canadian Cancer Society, and Vision Youth) at the big GWN Challenge on September 9-10 at Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto.

Stay tuned for more details on our big end-of-season celebration which is scheduled for either October 28th or November 4th (date to be confirmed soon).  

Registration is open NOW for our members and friends who want to attend Jim Farintosh's spring dragon boat training camp in Florida in April!  There are now 10 registered campers.  ANYONE is welcome to join us and coordinate the trip together.


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 Tim@RustyDragons.ca 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. 
You can't beat our variety, cost, success, and passion for the sport.  ALL teams welcome both new and experienced paddlers. Join our diverse club and experience the thrill of dragon boat racing.  See the menu at left for our teams (each team has their own page).  Many will be updated in the first few weeks of July.