O.P.S. GUNS n ROSES
Practices (10): Thursdays, 7-8 PM, July 6 to Sept 7 at Balmy Beach
Racing (2): Woodstock Rotary Festival Aug.12, GWN Dragon Boat Challenge Sept 9-10.
Coach: Natalie Wong,  Co-captains: TBD, Manager: Tim MacFarlane
REGISTRATION FOR THIS TEAM IS NOW OPEN!  This is the fourth year for this team.  They will race along side their sister team Motley Crew at the Woodstock and the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge. Join us and spend your summer enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on our waterfront.
Latest News (March 24th):  We considered moving this team to a full season team, but polling paddlers found that they are not all ready for this yet.  As a result this team will continue to be a Summer team that starts in July after Canada Day.  Those interested in paddling in May and June and racing on Canada's 150th birthday are encouraged to join "Sight Unseen" for their May/June session, and then joining this team so they can continue paddling after Canada Day.  New this season will be the addition of the Woodstock Regatta on Saturday Aug. 12th.  

Note that the team's practices were moved from Fridays to Thursdays for a number of reasons, including avoiding practicing on a Friday of a long weekend, practicing Friday just before a Saturday race day, coach availability, AND the fact that the team will be able to train beside their sister team Motley Crew who also practice Thursdays 7-8 PM in the summer.

Registration is open to anyone with or without paddling experience.

The Rusty Dragons are very happy to have Natalie Wong as the coach of this special team again in 2017!  Natalie's experience as a paddler and a coach, as well as her enthusiasm and great reputation in dragon boat circles, will make this GnR season one of the best yet!

In 2013 this team won their division at the GWN Dragon Boat Challenge, and this year we hope to rise to a higher division.  In 2016 this team placed 4th in the "F" Division at the GWN Challenge (just 0.25 seconds from 3rd place and bronze medals).  With the additional practices and races in 2017, the team should be much more prepared to rise up in the rankings at the GWN Challenge.

The cost is $226 for 10 practices and 2 regattas (which includes 3 days of racing).

Registration is now CLOSEd as the team has reached capacity!
Practices (10): 
l Dates: Thursdays, 7-8 PM, July 6 / 13 / 20 / 27, Aug 3 / 10 / 17 / 24 / 31, Sept 7.
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.

Regattas (2): 
l Regatta #1: Woodstock Rotary Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday August 12th at Lake Pittock Conservation Area, Woodstock, ON.
l Regatta #2: Great White North Dragon Boat Challenge, weekend of Sept. 9-10 at Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto, ON.

Cost:  $226.  
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 Tim MacFarlane at 76 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2L7).  We can also accept PayPal / Credit Card but don't recommend this due the corresponding $9 service charge we would have to add.
 2017 Program Details...
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.


1. Qifan Zhi
2. Ilona Perkins
3. Donna Vanier.
4. Permjit Buadwal
5. Selena Mann
6. Faizel Bhabha.
7. Erin Neglia
8. Candice Neglia
 2017 Team Members  (please allow 1-2 days after registering for your name to appear here)

 9. Ray Creedon
10. Azadeh Johardar
11. Vicki Adderley
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 1. April Heighway (c)
 2. Austin Heighway-Ellis
 3. Huma Durrani
 4. Kim Walker
 5. Ilona Perkins
 6. Halyna Kozar (c)
 7. Angela La Gamba
 8. Nikhil Pai
 9. Kathie Dickie
10. Ruchika Bhatia 
11. Shalini Venkataramaiah
12. Dragan Lesovski
13. Sonam Singh
14. Lauren Cannon
15. Andrew Lam
16. Raymond Leung
17. Jennifer Wentworth
18. Hin Lun Lee
19. Andrew Fonseca
20. Po-Po Lam
21. Tracey Jensen
22. Andy Ssutu
23. Stacey Wong
24. Kaylor Koh
 2016 Team Members (last year)