Congratulations to ALL teams for a great season of practices and races in 2018. A party is planned for mid-November to bring us all together and celebrate the season. Stay tuned here for details. In the meantime, note that registration is already open for four events in 2019 (see the top of the menu at left, or repeated below).
What's next in early 2019?
- Florida Camp in mid-April and is the best week-long camp in the world! ANYONE can sign up!
Summer 2019: Registration for our summer programs will open in mid-January 2019. The team pages will be updated before then, as well as any new teams being planned.
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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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 30th, 2018):
Registration is now closed for 2018 teams and events as the season is now over. Registration for 2019 teams will open in mid January. Stay tuned here for details.
While the season is over, here is a link to our 2018 teams and a short comment on each...
> Kokopelli - They raced in Christie Lake on Sept 22. Congrats to team and co-captains Dana & Vanessa. > Harbord Village - They finished their season on Canada Day, where they placed 2nd place (silver)! > Motley Crew - The team competed in four regattas and had 38 practices! Thank you coach Peter! > Pink Crusaders - This team finished racing On Sept 8-9 but continued practicing until early October. > OPS Guns n Roses - Coach Natalie looked after the team, then got married on final race day! > One Gorgeous Boat - Demonstrated their strong paddling on Canada Day by winning B Division gold. > Rusty Belles (Canada Day) - Won Bronze medals on Canada Day & participated in Flower Ceremony. > LP Dragons - The team's first regatta on Canada Day resulted in Silver medals in Women's Race. > Trinidad & Tobago - **NEW** Pan Am Club Crew Championships (March 19-24, 2019) - 12 registered.
> **NEW** Stay tuned for details on our new team for youth & young adults with a developmental disability.
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 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.