NEWS: (as of April 10th, 2023)

Due to two recent drop-outs for medical and other reasons, we have reopened registration for this team (it was previously in Waiting List mode).  If you missed the boat earlier, register ASAP as we will assign you to the team on a first-come-first-served basis (just two spots available).

The Rusty Dragons are happy to announce your 2023 Liberty Waves team captains:  Susan and Hamza!  Their demonstrated commitment to their teams and teammates, and their love of the sport, made them a natural choice as team captains.

Who we are
As a LGBTQ2+ community-based dragon boat team, we aim at providing a social and fitness-focused sporting outlet for the gay and lesbian community, as well as their friends, family and supporters.

Our team reflects the following core values:

- Committed - members are expected adhere to regular attendance, baseline level of fitness, and the pursuit of technical excellence.

- Community-Facing - members strive to be positive ambassadors for, and representatives of LGBTQ2IAS+ paddlers towards the greater dragon boat /paddling community and public.

- Supportive - members are expected to be good teammates and engage in teamwork to foster a positive environment at all times.

- Goal-Oriented - members are expected to understand and adhere to the goals set (through consensus) by the team so as to further develop within the team, as improve team performance.

Contact the team if you have any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please review the details below for what is included in the program.  If they fit your interest and budget, and you can commit to the given practices and races, then join us before it's too late!

Practices: 17 


SUNDAYS, 11:00-12:15 PM.

Arrive at the site 15-30 minutes prior.

May 7/14/21/28, June 4/11/18/(not 25),
July (not 2)/9/16/23/30, Aug 6/13/20/(not 27), Sept 3/10/17.



480 Unwin Avenue, Toronto
Parking is unlimited and free!

(see the Practice Site page).

Regattas: 3

Dominion Day Regatta

Saturday, July 1.
Toronto Island.
Includes 500m and 200m races.

Hope Floats (Welland)

Saturday, August  26.
Welland International Flatwater Center.

Includes 500m, 200m, 2000m races.

Christie Lake Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 23.
Christie Lake Conservation Area.

Races: 2x200m, back-it-down, surprise, figure-eight, and 2000m.



Payment is preferred by Interac e-mail transfer (online banking) to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or by cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for other payment options or a payment plan.  Payments are appreciated as early as possible after registration as we have already paid for some team fees (example - practice site booking).

Payment Plan option: Two part payments: #1 $300 between Jan 1 and March 1, and #2 $163 due by July 1.