Click on the Harbord Village Resident's Association logo above to go to their web page dedicated to our team!
Racing at the OPS (DDRA) Canada Day Regatta on Toronto Island

Practices (8): Balmy Beach, 6-7pm, Thursdays, May 11 / 18 / 25, June 1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29
Regatta (1): Racing at the OPS (DDRA) Canada Day Regatta, Saturday July 1st at Toronto Islands
Coach: Caroline Cook,  Co-Captains: Christian Mueller & May Lui 
The year 2017 is the fifth year for this team centered on the Harbord Village community which has been Rusty Dragon's founder Tim MacFarlane's home for 35 years.  While recruiting will focus on registering paddlers who live or work in the area, it is not restricted in who can join the team.  NO experience is required in any way. Our coach will take you from never having sat in a dragon boat to racing on Canada Day.  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 also fully supportive of blind and partially sighted paddlers.  This team will race at the 134th annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto's Centre Island on July 1st (YES, 134th annual - it started in 1884 for canoe/kayak and rowing teams, and dragon boats were added in 2003).  The non-profit registration fee 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 DDRA Canada Day Regatta (teams for individuals with developmental disabilities).

If you have any questions, contact Tim via e-mail ( or phone (647-971-7332).
Practices (8): 
l Dates: Thursdays, May 11 / 18 / 25 and 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 (1): 
l Date:  Saturday July 1st (Canada Day).  The day starts at 8:00am and ends about 5:00pm.
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:  $135. Use "Buy This" PayPal at top right of this page OR check our Payments page
                            for more options including Interac e-mail transfer, cheque, and cash.
                            Note that $5 from this fee is a charity donation towards Spirit Challenge teams.
Latest News (May 11):  The team has just completed their first practice of the season tonight on Ashbridges Bay.  While the water level was high, the sun was out and the water calm and not too cold.  Congrats to all paddlers for whom this was their first ever paddle in a dragon boat!  

The 24 paddlers listed below are the confirmed members of the team (just a few are now pending payment).  Caroline Cook of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club will be the 2017 coach of the Harbord Village team. Caroline will prepare the team over 8 weeks to race at the Canada Day regatta.  We will discuss some options for our race jerseys - stay tuned for more details.

Note on 2016 (last year):  Coach Cheryl Shannon prepared the team well for the 2016 Canada Day regatta, where they made the top "A" Division and placed 4th overall. They won their two first qualifier races of the day with 500m race times of 2' 40.33" and 2' 42.64", and then they had their best race of the day in the Final with a time of 2' 37.35".

The Harbord Village Residents Association (HVRA) has a dedicated web page for our team, and team member Leslie Thompson wrote a great article there about the team last year. Click HERE or the HVRA logo top right of this page to see the article.
Coach - Caroline Cook

 1. Christian Mueller (co-captain)
 2. May Lui (co-captain)
 3. Teresa Nocella.
 4. Leslie Britto.
 5. Elizabeth Manley.
 6. Errol Britto
 7. Anne Lindsay.
 8. Mary Newberry.
 9. Neil Fernandes.
10. Leo Gao.
11. Victoria Gao.
12. Dongmei Wang.

13. Arnold Dias.
14. Prem Tauro.
15. Shelly Pludwinski.
16. Carmencita Calma
17. Candida Britto.
18. Melcsi Tasnadi.
19. Stephanie Divekar.
20. Carmel Anandarajah.
21. Jie Aho.
22. Nahid Lalji.
23. Mark Durga.
24. Kate Lushington
 2017 Team Members
 Program Details...
Registration is now CLOSED.  It will re-open for 2018 in January!!
​Photo above (2013): A great picture of the Harbord Village team coming into the docks immediately after one of their their 500m races at Centre Island.  All in SYNC and SMILING!  That's what it's all about!!  Coach Tim at back and daughter Sarah on drum.
Link to Harbord Village Resident's Association website with dedicated dragon boat page for us!

Coach - Cheryl Shannon
Coach - Caitlin McAulay
Coach - Tim MacFarlane

Amy Furness
Andrew Holmes
Carmencita Calma
Christian Mueller (captain)
Deborah Michaud
Dinny Biggs
Gord Muschett
Ilona Perkins
Joyce Mason
Kate Lushington
Kathryn Walton
Kevin Venus
Leo Gao
Leslie Thompson
Liliana Baquero
Lindsay Luminoso
Maria Ferreira 
Mary Newberry
May Lui (captain)
Michelle Singh
Sandra Derencinovic
Shirley Yanover
Stephenie Stinson
Susan Eckerle
Susanna Tang
Tracey Hanson
Victoria Gao
 Team Alumni (previous years)
Registration Fee:  $135

You can pay any number of ways, and we appreciate early payment so we can get administration done early.  Let us know if you have any questions. Some options are as follows...

 - Send interac e-mail transfer to "" using suggested PW "rusty2017" if you like.

 - Send cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures" (and mail to: 76 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2L7").

 - Send payment via credit card over phone (contact for details).

 - Pay online via PayPal account or credit card using button above (which will have a $3 service charge added).