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 realistic and collective goals. We care about improving 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.

NOTE:  As of Monday, May 8th, the team has room for 2 more paddlers (no longer a wait list).  If you are interested, register ASAP for the team before it's too late!

Click on the registration button below which re-directs you to a Survey Monkey form. 


Contact Shalini if you have any questions at Guns-n-Roses @  

Program Details for 2023

We practice once a week from May to September and participate in 3 regattas.

Practices:  20 Weeks


Practicing THURSDAYs, 7:30 to 8:45 PM

May 11/18/25, June 1/8/15/22/29,

July 6/13/20/27, Aug 3/10/17/24/31,

Sept 7/14/21.  Please arrive by 7 PM. 


Outer Harbour (480 Unwin Ave).

(see the Practice Site page).
Free unlimited parking!


Use of paddles and life jackets is included.  We arrange bulk paddle orders for those interested.

Regattas: 3

Canada Day Regatta
(Toronto Island)

Saturday, July 1st on Toronto Island - on Canada's 156th birthday with all other Rusty Dragons teams!

1st Annual Hope Floats Challenge

Saturday, August 26th at the Welland International Flatwater Centre - The best race course in the world!

Christie Lake Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the Christie Lake Conservation Area (north of Hamilton).  LOTS of fun races.



Payment is preferred by Interac e-mail transfer to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or by cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".  Please add a comment with the payment to say who it is for the e-mail transfer.  Contact Shalini at "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." for our mailing address. Payments are appreciated as early as possible.  

**Note: The calculated fee is $457 due upon registration (by April 1). An option is two part payments: #1 $257 between February 1 and April 1, and #2 $200 due by July 1.

Thank you!

JOIN US in 2023!

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
  • Anie
  • Nabiha Islam
  • Manda V
  • Rocco Carnevale
  • Kalpana Chouhan
  • Sandra Derencinovic
  • Jess McEwen
  • B. A.
  • Heather Shepherd
  • D. Chu
  • Saira Qureshi
  • John Hodgson
  • L. Cunningham
  • Pramod Mendonca
  • .

  • Pauline Ling
  • Ayesha Obed
  • Vanessa
  • Dani Carnevale
  • Louise Granahan
  • Pat Gallo
  • Maria Balassu