131st DDRA Canada Day Regatta
Team: 2015 YORK QUAY
Practices (5): Mondays, 6-7pm (arrive by 5:45), June 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29
Racing: Wednesday July 1, 2015 on Toronto's Centre Island.
Coach: <To Be Determined>,  Co-Captains: <To Be Determined>

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2015 is the second year for this team centered on the York Quay and Bathurst Quay neighbourhoods.  The initiative is thanks to the enthusiastic support of Ulla Colgrass, Clare Corrigan, and others.  NO experience is required in any way.  The coach will take you from never having sat in a dragon boat to racing on Canada Day at this special event. The objective is for this to be a fun experience for everyone (men or women of ANY age, and young adults aged 14 and up).  This team is open to anyone along the Toronto Harbourfront, but also open to anyone in general as we need to fill the boat to capacity of 22-24 people.  There are no restrictions on who can register.  If the schedule fits for you, then you are more than welcome to join us!

This team will race at the 131st DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto's Centre Island on Wednesday July 1st (YES, 131st annual - it started in 1884 for canoe/kayak and rowing teams, and dragon boats were added in 2003). The non-profit registration fee is $94 per person, which includes all practices and race day as well as use of life jackets and paddles.  It also includes a $5 donation in support of the Spirit Challenge teams at the same regattas (for paddlers with developmental disabilities).

This team will race against other recreational teams, including one from Harbord Village Resident's Association.

If you have any questions, contact Tim via e-mail (Tim@RustyDragons.ca) or phone (647-971-7332).
Practices (5): 
l Dates: Mondays, 5:45-7:15pm, June 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29
l Location:  Balmy Beach Canoe Club (see the Practice Site page).
l Equipment:  Paddles and life jackets available for use at the practice site for no cost.
l Objective:  Learn how to paddle a dragon boat, practice teamwork, get fitter, and have FUN.

Race Day: 
l Date:  Wednesday July 1st (Canada Day).  The day starts at about 8:00am and ends about 4:00pm.
l Location:  Allan A. Lamport Regatta Course on Toronto's Centre Island (Centre Island ferry).
l Objective:  Experience the thrill of racing other crews and having FUN with fellow paddlers, 
                      with family and friends cheering from shore and the grandstands!

Cost:  $94.  Use "Buy This" PayPal button below right OR check our Payments page for more options.

Note that $5 from this fee is a donation to the Spirit Challenge division at the Canada Day Regatta (for youth with developmental disabilities).
Latest News: Recruiting is in FULL SWING!  Help spread the word for the great opportunity to learn to paddle and race in a dragon boat.  There are no restriction on who can join this brand new team, and no experience is required.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call Tim as detailed above.

The dates and times of practices have now been set to Mondays (on water 6-7pm).  If you are interested, please register ASAP.  Please help spread the word as we need a minimum of 18 people to make this work!
Coach - Petr Vales

  1. Maria Balassu (co-captain)
  2. Mark Kalpakis (co-captain)
  3. Paul Buran (co-captain)
  4. Simron Singh
  5. Anurag Patnaik
  6. Karim Zada
  7. Maria Fava
  8. Isabel Loizza
  9. Laura Vaughan
10. Natasha Clarke
11. Abraham Pitono
12. Yolanda De Souza


13. Michael Yee
14. Angel Sing​
15. Marian Christine Bisa​
16. Jaqueline Muller
17. Stephen Yee
18. Rabam Abdur
19. Mahi Jaigirdar
20. Zahin Islam
21. Tamjid Bar
22. Awsaf Choudhury
23. Keethan Baskaran
24. Abdurahaman Hassan
25. Sinthuran Balasubramaniam

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Harbord Village team from 2013 Canada Day Regatta
Click on the York Quay Neighbourhood Association logo above to go to their official web page.