2021 DRAGON BOAT PROGRAMS


The Rusty Dragons have created two options for club members to attend dragon boat practices this summer.  These options only recently became available thanks to better public vaccination rates and sanctioning by Dragon Boat Canada for paddling and racing to resume.  There are still federal, provincial, municipal, club, and venue safety rules to follow to keep this safe as possible.  We have these two options that accomplish this.

Note: You must be a member of the club to register for the practice options (separate one-time registration and $50 fee).

Note: Effective Sept 22, in line with the provincial Proof of Vaccination roll-out, our club requires full vaccination.  See our Safety Plan.

 

We are selling paddles and PFDs for those interested.  The paddles are Chinook paddles, and the inflatable PFDs are Onyx M-16 ($140 after tax) and Mustang Minimalist ($165 after tax).  E-mail Tim for more details.


PRACTICE OPTIONS

 

1. Barracudas & Pink Crusaders & Friends - Saturdays, starting Aug 14th, 10 AM to Noon, for 10 weeks. Arrive by 9:40 AM.
     > Location: Outer Harbour (just east of Cherry Beach).  

     > Capacity: 36 paddlers as we have two boats.

     > Coaches: Terence Yu and Ted Yuen.

     > Roster: See the bottom left of this page for the names of all registered members. 

     > Equipment: You should have your own paddle and life jacket, but we will have limited spares for those who don't.
     > On water 2 hours! -- Competitive-minded.  
     > 
Cost: $135/person

    >>> To register for this program, click >>> HERE.


2. General Club / Open to Public - Tuesdays, Starting Aug 17th, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, for 7 weeks.  Arrive by 6:15 PM.

     > Location: Balmy Beach Canoe Club (Lions Club Building) at south end of Coxwell Ave / Ashbridges Bay.  

     > Capacity: 20 paddlers, but if more interest we can open a 2nd boat

     > Coach: Tim MacFarlane 

     > Roster: See the bottom right of this page for the names of all registered members. 

     > Equipment: The use of life jackets and paddles is included in this option.
     > On water 1 hour - For any level of paddler.
     > 
Cost: $88/person.

    >>> To register for this program, click >>> HERE.

2021 DRAGON BOAT PROGRAMS


The Rusty Dragons have created three options for club members to attend dragon boat practices this summer.  This option only recently became available thanks to vaccination rates and permission by Dragon Boat Canada for paddling and racing to resume.  There are still federal, provincial, municipal, club, and venue safety rules to follow to keep this safe as possible, and we have three options that accomplish this.


Note: The venues we rent boats from require full vaccination as per Health Canada definitions.


The three options are as follows:

 

1. Barracudas & Guests - Saturdays, starting Aug 14th, 10 AM to Noon, for 10 weeks.
     > Location: Outer Harbour (just east of Cherry Beach).  
     > Coaches: Terence Yu and Peter Polyzotis. 
     > On water 2 hours! -- Competitive minded.  All serious paddlers welcome.
     > 
Cost: $135/person

    >>> To register for this program, click HERE.

2. Pink Crusaders & Guests - Saturdays, Starting Aug 14th, Noon to 2 PM, for 10 weeks.  
     > Location: Outer Harbour (just east of Cherry Beach).  

     > Coaches Tim MacFarlane and Ann Forbes Arndt. 
     > On water 2 hours! -- Intermediate minded.
     > 
Cost: $125/person.

     >>> To register for this program, click HERE.


3. General Club - Tuesdays, Starting Aug 10th, 7 to 8 PM, for 8 weeks.

     > Location: Balmy Beach Canoe Club (South end of Coxwell Ave) / Ashbridges Bay.  

     > Coach: Tim MacFarlane 
     > On water 1 hour - For any level of paddler (beginners welcome).
     > 
Cost: $120/person.

    >>> To register for this program, click HERE.

 
Note: The cost for us to rent at Outer Harbour is far less than Balmy Beach, which is why the 3rd option is almost the same cost as the previous options despite 2 fewer practices and 1 less coach.  However, these costs are very low at just ~$15 per session per person!

 

Contact Tim MacFarlane if you have any questions (see bottom of this page).

Competitive Option:
Outer Harbour 

Sat 9:30 AM to Noon 

Terence Yu
Ted Yuen

Coaches


General Option:

Ashbridges Bay 

Tue 6:15-7:30 PM
Tim MacFarlane

COACH


  • 1 Graeme Kondruss (BAR)
  • 2 Natalie Kassen (BAR)
  • 3 Tim MacFarlane (BAR)
  • 4 Diane Gropp (BAR)
  • 5 Shirley Wagar (BAR)
  • 6 Sylvia Richmond (BAR)
  • 7 Raghu Kota (BAR)
  • 8 Yvonne Kenny (OGB)
  • 9 Andrew Paterson (OGB)
  • 10 Simi Junior (OGB)
  • 11 Frances Chan (OGB)
  • 12 Lisa Bertoncini (OGB)
  • 13 Koala Baird (BAR)
  • 14 Jasma Thomson (GNR)
  • 15 Nancy Martin (PC)
  • 16 Heather Thomson (OTH)  
  • 17 Lilia Marshe (PC)
  • 18 Oleg Paikoff (PC)
  • 19 Jack Leong (LIB)
  • 20 Arwen Higgins (BAR)
  • 21 Tiffany He (OGB)
  • 22 Faith Enriquez (OGB)
  • 23 Ellen Kempton (BAR)
  • 24 Edwin Huang (MC)
  • 25 Mary Markwell (MC)
  • 26 Siqi Li (OGB)
  • 27 Jamie ter Stege (PC)
  • 28 BA (GnR)
  • 29 Jessica Leung (OTH)
  • 30 Clare Mo (OTH)
  • 31 Simona Burlacu (PC)
  • 32 Nelson Grondin (BAR)
  • 33 Bill Phu (BAR)
  • 34 Chantal Marier (PC)
  • 35 
  • 36 
  • Limit of 36 paddlers
    (plus occasional guests)
 

  • 1 Nancy Martin (PC)
  • 2 Peggy Flanagan Quirion (PC)
  • 3 Debra Kriger (OGB)
  • 4 Colleen Lee (OTH)
  • 5 Anwesha Sen (GnR)
  • 6 Hamza Shahzad (OGB)
  • 7 Krystal Seedial (GnR)
  • 8 Shanthi Kuruvilla (OTH)
  • 9 Ivy Huang (OTH)
  • 10 Carmen Calma (OTH)
  • 11 Chantal Marier (PC)
  • 12 Simona Burlacu (PC)
  • 13 Susan Hanrahan (PC)
  • 14 Maura Ryan (PC)
  • 15 Ciara Behan (PC)
  • 16 Helen Cullen (PC)
  • 17 Deonic Lee (OTH)
  • 18 Christiane MacFarlane (PC)
  • 19 Heather Terrence (OTH)
  • 20 Daisy Meloche (BAR)
  • 21 Lay Arato (OTH)
  • 22 
  • Limit of 22 paddlers