We are a fun, positive, and recreational dragon boat team with a bit of a competitive vibe. Our focus is to be inclusive and welcome all paddlers regardless of age, fitness level, or dragon boat experience. We come together to practice and race to achieve a realistic and collective goal. We care about beating our own performance every time, no matter where or who we are up against. Practices take place once a week from May to September. Our coach is Natalie Wong and she is energetic, knowledgeable, and inspiring! Together, we can build a sense of belonging, inclusion and achievement.


2021 Jan 02 Update: Registration for all teams for 2021 will not open until we develop a safe plan to proceed. Rest assured this is a core team that will rise up again.  Contact Shalini if you have any questions about the team at shalini2019jan @  For now, we are leaving up the old details for 2020 so you get a sense of what this team is all about.

Program Details for 2021

The team has a flexible program for 2021 using options for single-person Outrigger Canoes and other activities.

Practices: 12 weeks


Practicing THURSDAYs, 

6:45 to 8:15 PM (7-8 PM on the water).

May 7/14/21/28, June 4/11/18/25,

July 2/9/16/23/30,  August 6/13/20/27, 

September 3/10/17/24.


Outrigger Canoe is located at Sunnyside. Other activities elsewhere as communicated to team members via email.

(see the Practice Site page). 


The use of paddles and life jackets are included in the registration fee.

Regattas: 0

Canada Day Regatta

(Toronto Island)

Thursday, July 1st on Toronto Island - event cancelled for 2021 due to covid-19!

Christie Lake Dragon
Boat Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 18th at the Christie Lake Conservation Area (north of Hamilton). Canceled for 2021 due to covid-19



($24/outrigger session, $10/fitness session)

Payment is preferred by Interac e-mail transfer to "Payments @" or by cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".  Contact Shalini at "shalini2019jan @" for our mailing address or to inquire about other payment options. Payments are appreciated as early as possible.

JOIN US in 2021!

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.

Team Members 

Natalie Wong



Co-Captain / Treasurer

B. A.


  • Shalini
  • Denise Gregg
  • Nabiha Islam
  • Shauna Wright
  • Joan Wilson
  • Stephanie Carnevale
  • Colleen Lee
  • Catie Sutherland
  • B. A.
  • Heather Shepherd
  • Nikhil Pai
  • Danila Carnevale
  • Rocco Carnevale
  • Rachelle
  • Nancy Milani
  • Faizel Bhabha
  • Anwesha Sen
  • John Hodgson
  • Rebecca Newton
  • Donna Vanier
  • Sarah Carnevale
  • Yayi Huang
  • Jordan Evangelista
  • Jocelyn Young