MOTLEY CREW
The top team of the Rusty Dragons.  We're planning for a major transformation in 2017 to move the team to a more competitive program and mindset.  We had a good year in 2016... let's make 2017 GREAT!

Practices: 7-8 PM, Mondays AND Thursdays, from April 24th to September 7th (38 practices). 
Coach: Peter Polyzotis,  Captains: Janelle Rose & Anitha Cyriac, Winter Training Coordinator: Lolita Uy
We kicked it up a notch in 2016 by going to the Toronto International (the first Rusty team to do so).  In 2015 we raced in Montreal, and in 2014 at the Canadian Nationals. Our team is growing year by year with a solid core who want to work together and have fun on the water.  We are becoming a family that welcomes new paddlers and work hard for each other.  And now we want to work harder and smarter in 2017, and reap the rewards!

Meet new people, learn new skills, breathe in some fresh air, enjoy the waterfront, and get a little exercise. Don't miss our adventure this coming season with the thrill of racing and the camaraderie of our special group. Or maybe you want to proudly wear a Motley Crew jersey with some bling around your neck!

Questions?  Contact JanelleAnithaLolita, or Tim.
2017 Practices (38): 
 * Dates: Mondays and Thursdays, April 24th to September 7th (6:40pm to 8:15pm).  ** NOTE: Holiday Monday May 22 practice moved to Tuesday May 23 at same time.
 * Location:  Balmy Beach Canoe Club (see the Practice Site page).
 * Equipment:  Paddles and life jackets available for use at the practice site for no cost.
 * Objective:  Bring our team work, focus, and effort to another level, and have FUN being competitive!

2017 Regattas (4):
 * CANCELLED: Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival: weekend of June 17-18th, at Toronto Islands.  >>> CANCELLED DUE TO FLOODING ON TORONTO ISLAND!
 * OPS (DDRA) Canada Day Regatta: July 1st on Island - Canada's 150th birthday and 15th anniversary of dragon boats at this event!
 * Woodstock Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday August 12th at Lake Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock.
 * GWN Dragon Boat Challenge: September 9-10th at Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto.
 * NEW: Christie Lake Races: September 23 at Christie Lake Conservation Area north of Hamilton.  >>> REPLACEMENT FOR CANCELLED TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ABOVE.

2017 Cost:  $536   (or $260 for someone joining after Canada Day)
Online banking Interac e-mail transfer is recommended (payments@RustyDragons.ca) or cheque (Rusty Dragons Adventures). We greatly appreciate full payment as soon as possible as we have up-front costs such as regatta fees (especially for early bird savings), but can accept 50% upon registration and the remainder by April 1st.  Cheques can be mailed to team treasurer Janice Lambrakos (contact her for details or other options).  We can also accept PayPal / Credit Card but don't recommend this due the corresponding $15 service charge we would have to add.

2017 Race Jerseys:  $45
We designed new high quality dye-sublimated race jerseys in 2016. The design team consisted of lead designer Serena Webber (designer of the Rusty Dragons banner), and Walton Sports designer Briana Thayne.  The design was generally spec'd out by co-captains Janelle and Anitha.  If you have one, you don't need a new one as we will use the same design in 2017!
May 23rd Update:
We have completed our first month of practices already (and two rain-outs), so we are looking forward to month #2 as we prepare for Canada Day in Welland, and the Toronto International once that event sets their new plans (date and place) due to flooding on the Island.  Registration for this team is still open - but there are just 2 spot left!  To register now, click on the red "Click HERE to Register" button above.  

Team members voted late last year to switch to twice weekly practices as a very important step to becoming a more competitive team and enabling us to take our training to the next level.  The team will practice from the last week of April to first week of September (38 practices in total - double last year).  We also added a 4th regatta to our schedule (Woodstock), and also chose to race at the Canada Day Regatta instead of Hamilton this year.  We will return to the Toronto International and the end-of-season GWN Dragon Boat Challenge.

Many of our members just finished indoor winter training at Afterburn Fitness (as arranged by Lolita).  See our Winter Training page for details.  As well, 6 team members also just returned from a one-week intensive training camp in Florida in April. 

Many Motley Crew members were also at the Year-End Celebration event at Kensington Gardens on Nov. 12th.  Two Motley Crew members were also the recipients of 2016 Recognition Awards (trophy) for going above and beyond for the Club: Lolita Uy and Mike Carsell.  Congrats!
Coach: Peter Polyzotis

  1. Janelle Rose (co-captain)
  2. Anitha Cyriac (co-captain) 
  3. Janice Lambrakos (treasurer)
  4. Nancy Holmes
  5. Tim MacFarlane (manager)
  6. Wendy Auger
  7. Michael Carsell
  8. Atia Haq
  9. Sadi Bhangal
10. Lolita Uy
11. Collette Valliear

12. John Collins
13. Shivonne
14. Van Nguyen
15. Edwin Huang
16. Anto Sandrasagra
17. Taras Kuzminski
18. Theresa Seto
19. Tam Seto
20. Laya Alibabaie
21. Leo Law
22. Susie Chan
23. Masi Rezania
 Team Members (2016) - Last year
 Program Details for 2017

 Team Members (2015) - Two years ago
 Team Members (2014) - Three years ago
Tim MacFarlane (Coach)

  1. Wendy Auger
  2. Kelly Bishop
  3. Laura Blease
  4. Siobhan Boyd
  5. Christopher Chung
  6. Lequanne Collins-Bacchus
  7. Anitha Cyriac
  8. Helen Fang
  9. Andrea Ferrier
10. Edwin Huang
11. Taras Kuzminski
12. Rick MacFarlane
13. Valerie Mills
14. Steve Murgaski
15. Steven Phung
16. Janelle Rose
17. Cassandra Steiner
18. Pamela Taskinen
19. Connie Tong
20. Fanny Tran
21. Paula Turco
22. Lolita Uy
23. Kelly Ziger

Coach: Mike O'Reilly

  1. Janelle Rose (co-captain)
  2. Anitha Cyriac (co-captain) 
  3. Ingrid Schurr
  4. Tim MacFarlane
  5. Kelly Ziger
  6. Lolita Uy
  7. William Chui
  8. Margaret Chui
  9. Valerie Mills
10. Kelly Bishop
11. Lori Williams
12. Wendy Auger

13. Taras Kuzminski
14. Steve Murgaski
15. Janice Lambrakos
16. Edwin Huang
17. Myra Rodrigues
18. Joshua Sebastian
19. Noel Miranda
20. Maria Teresa Balassu
21. Nancy Holmes
22. Fanny Tran
23. Trevor Murphy
24. Abeer Dewan
25. Suzanne Paes
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.

Twitter account for Motley Crew
Picture of our 200m gold medal from the 2016 GWN Dragon Boat Challenge, shown on a Motlet Crew jersey as the background.
​200m Gold at 2016 GWN Challenge
Picture of the MOtley Crew team at the June 2016 Toronto International DB Race Festival on Toronto's Centre Island.   This is first picture and use of our new jerseys!
Motley Crew at the 2016 Toronto International
Coach: Peter Polyzotis

 1. Janelle Rose (co-captain).
 2. Anitha Cyriac (co-captain).
 3. Tim MacFarlane (manager).
 4. Michael Carsell.
 5. Lolita Uy (winter training).
 6. Kelly Ziger
 7. Collette Valliear. Spring only
 8. Wendy Auger.
 9. Van Nguyen. 
10. Shivonne (Mon) Spring only
11. Theresa Seto.
12. Tam Seto.
13. Maria Dorsey.
14. Brenda Johansen
15. Sandra Derencinovic.
16. Susan Bouza.
17. Ilona Perkins.
18. Edwin Huang.
19. Estelle Rulton.
20. Alice Goulet.
21. Lukasz Kurek (Mon)
22. Lily Romanelli- (Mon)
23. Davin Solek Summer only
24.

 Team Members (2017) Registration OPEN as of Jan.15
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