The 2018 dragon boat racing season is now open for registration for a growing number of teams.  We are also excited to announce that the Rusty Dragons have now been incorporated!  It's all part of the long term plan to provide better value for a growing number of teams and events that we will manage.
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: Tim@RustyDragons.ca 
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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 January 30th, 2018):

We are just weeks away from Ice Dragon Boat racing in Ottawa and then a week later Fort Frances!

Registration is now open for all but a few 2018 teams.  We are also happy to announce the formation of a new team called the "LP Dragons" which is co-captained by Christine and Jacki.  That team is already full, and they will be joining us at the Canada Day Regatta.  Check out all teams labeled "2018" on the menu at left!

Want to host your own dragon boat party for a group of up to 20 or 40 people?  A birthday party? Contact us to arrange this.   We are arranging up to a dozen time slots that are available to book a fully supported event.

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 are Feb. 17th (Family Day weekend).  We have one team 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 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 $150/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.
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