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

Practices (8): Balmy Beach, 6-7pm, Thursdays, May 10 / 17 / 24 / 31, June 7 / 14 / 21 / 28
Regatta (1): Racing at the DDRA Canada Day Regatta, Sunday July 1st at Toronto Islands
Coach: Caroline Cook,  Team Manager / Captain: Tim MacFarlane
The year 2018 is the sixth 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 will race at the 135th annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta at Toronto's Centre Island on July 1st (YES, 135th 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 10 / 17 / 24 / 31 and June 7 / 14 / 21 / 28.
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:  Sunday 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:  $139

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                            Note that $5 from this fee is a charity donation towards Spirit Challenge teams.                  
Latest News (May 5th, 2018):  

The decision has been made that this team will proceed with recruiting and preparing for their first practice on Thursday May 10th.  This team WILL NOT BE CANCELLED and we urge interested paddlers to register.  An recruiting drive via various methods is underway (FaceBook, E-mail, MeetUps, etc).  We will have guest paddlers from other teams join us until we have a full regular crew.

This practice time slot is also open to guest paddlers from other teams (Motley Crew, Pink Crusaders, U of T Library of Conquest, One Gorgeous Boat, MTCS Oars to Discover, LP Dragons, OPS Diversity EANG Dragons, etc) who want the extra practice.  We are reducing the drop-in fee from $15 to $5 for this time slot for paddlers on other teams.  The MeetUp fee is still $15 as the club overhead is not covered for them as they have not yet registered with an existing team (whose registration fee includes a small club overhead component).
Coach - Caroline Cook

 1. Kate Lushington (Captain)
 2. Sharye Marcus
 3. Susan Poaps
 4. ​Jen Kluger (MeetUp)
 5. Cristina Pablos (MeetUp)
 6. Darwin Alejandro. (MeetUp)
 7. Mary Caruso
 8. Janielle Walker
 9. Judy Lathrop
10. Jennifer Johnson

11. Jennifer Neumann
12. Andrea Nikiforos
13. Bev Brewer
14. Zofia Seroka
15. Maria Balassu
16. Job Bisa
 2018 Team Members
 Program Details...
Registration is now OPEN!
​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!

​(c) 2018 - Rusty Dragons Adventures Inc.
Coach - Caroline Cook
Coach - Cheryl Shannon
Coach - Caitlin McAulay
Coach - Tim MacFarlane

Amy Furness
Andrew Holmes
Anne Lindsay
Arnold Dias
Candida Britto
Carmel Anandarajah
Carmencita Calma
Christian Mueller (captain)
Deborah Michaud
Dinny Biggs
Dongmei Wang
Elizabeth Manley
Errol Britto
Gord Muschett
Ilona Perkins
Jie Aho
Joyce Mason
Kate Lushington
Kathryn Walton
Kevin Venus
Leo Gao
Leslie Britto
Leslie Thompson
Liliana Baquero
Lindsay Luminoso
Maria Ferreira 
Mark Durga
Mary Newberry
May Lui (captain)
Melcsi Tasnadi
Michelle Singh
Nahid Lalji
Neil Fernandes
Prem Tauro
Sandra Derencinovic
Shelly Pludwinski
Shirley Yanover
Stephanie Divekar
Stephenie Stinson
Susan Eckerle
Susanna Tang
Teresa Nocella
Tracey Hanson
Victoria Gao
 Team Alumni (previous years)
Registration Fee:  $139

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