GUNS n ROSES


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.


Public registration opens soon!  A link will appear here when registration opens to the public.  Currently, registration is only open to last year's returning members (via a TeamSnap link emailed to them from their team captains).  Returning members have until the end of January to confirm before registration opens to the public.  Capacity is 24 paddlers.

GUNS n ROSES

This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer months enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront that comes with this team. 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. We have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for an amazing year!

Program Details for 2020


This team practices once a week from May to September and participates in 4 regattas.

Practices: 21

Dates

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.

Location

Beaches Lions Club  (Coxwell & Lake Shore)

10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page). 

Equipment

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

Objective

To have fun, improve our skills, work as a team and support each other. 

Regattas: 4

Canada Day Regatta

(Toronto Island)

Wednesday, July 1st on Toronto Island - on Canada's 153rd birthday and 18th anniversary of the event!

GWN Sport Regatta
(Toronto)

Saturday, July 11th at Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto.

Woodstock Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 10th at the Lake Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock.

Christie Lake Dragon
Boat Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 26th at the Christie Lake Conservation Area (north of Hamilton).

Cost

$432

($412 was the early bird rate up to Feb. 15th)

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".  Contact Shalini at "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." for our mailing address or to inquire about other payment options. Payments are appreciated as early as possible.

JOIN US in 2020!


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.

JOIN US in 2019!


The team had a great year in 2018.  Many members started the year with MTCS Oars to Discover (May and June and racing on Canada Day), and then joined Guns n Roses for the July through September program.   As many members were the same on both teams, we decided to make it a single full season team in 2019.  The MTCS team name will be dropped (as not many paddlers were from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS) any longer.  And besides, Guns n Roses was always meant to be the sister team to Motley Crew who practice the same night and time all season (plus Mondays too).

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

Coach

Shalini

Co-Captain / Treasurer

B. A.

Co-Captain


  • 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
  • Danila Carnevale
  • Tim MacFarlane
  • Anwesha Sen
  • John Hodgson
  • Rebecca Newton
  • Donna Vanier
  • Sarah Carnevale
  • Yayi Huang
  • Jordan Evangelista
  • available