O.P.S. GUNS n ROSES
Practices (12): Thursdays, 7-8 PM, July 5 / 12 / 19 / 26, August 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 / 30, Sept 6 / 13 / 22 at Balmy Beach
Racing (2):  Woodstock Dragon Boat Festival on Sat. Aug 11, and Christie Lake Regatta on Sat. Sept 22.
Coach: Natalie Wong,  Co-Captains: Shalini & Babar
REGISTRATION FOR THIS TEAM WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY JANUARY 12th!  This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront.   New this year is monthly video review - where we take video of team paddling and can look at it later to identify areas where the team can improve.  This is an invaluable tool to becoming a better team. For the first time, we also have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for the year - Babar and Shalini!
Latest News (December 22nd):  We are getting ready to launch registration for our season soon.   Planning meetings are underway and the program and budget are now set (as detailed on this page).  We are very excited to have coach Natalie Wong return for our biggest and best year yet!

Registration (when it opens) is open to anyone with or without paddling experience.

NEW in 2018: The team will receive once-a-month video review, where quality video is taken out on the water for later review by both the coach and all paddlers. This is a great tool to becoming a better paddler. 

The registration fee is $245 for this program (or $230 discounted rate if payment is made before March 1st). 


Registration is now CLOSED.  It will re-open for 2018 in January!!
Practices (12): 
l Dates: Thursdays, 7-8 PM, July 5 / 12 / 19 / 26, August 2 / 9 / 16 / 23 / 30, Sept 6 / 13 / 22.
l Location:  Balmy Beach Canoe Club (see Practice Site page).  This is actually "Beaches Lions Club" building (for map software).
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 Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday, August 11.
l Regatta #2: Christie Lake Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday Sept. 22 at Christie Lake Conservation Area, north of Hamilton, ON.

Program Cost:  $245  (we have an early bird fee of $230 if paid before March 1st).
     
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 June 1st. Cheques can be mailed to team Tim MacFarlane at 76 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2L7).
 2018 Program Details...
Rusty Dragons banner logo - Toronto skyline is black silhouette, with orange sky above and blue water below.


 1. Babar Awan
 2. Shalini
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 2018 Team Members
 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
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 (two years ago)
 1. Jen Jayakar
 2. Kevin Hu
 3. Donna Vanier
 4. Vicki Adderley
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 6. Faizel Bhabha (c)
 7. Erin Neglia
 8. Candice Neglia
 9. John Furniotis
10. Nabiha Islam
11. Reni Walker
12. Yayi Huang
13. Jennifer Wentworth
14. Babar Awan
15. Shenil Esmail
16. Marcelo Castro
17. Meghna Chaurasia
18. Rob Toomer
19. Janine Arellano

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