LIBERTY WAVES (Formerly One Gorgeous boat)


 

NEWS: (as of Dec 5th, 2022)

The 2022 season has come to an end, and planning for 2023 is now starting.  A team Zoom meeting is being planned for a day and time between Dec 9-11 where the practice day/time will be confirmed so it can be booked, as well as regattas chosen so they can be planned and a team program and budget set.  Registration for the 2023 season will then open in January.


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.

The program for 2023 is being planned in the month of December 2022.  Until those details are set, we are leaving the details for 2022 below for reference.   Stay tuned!

 

 

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES for 2022 (last year)!


There are two parts to the team's program; including the dragon boat paddling program (detailed further below) as well as social activities at other times, including the winter months. 

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.

 

Date/Time

Activity

Location

Sunday January 16 at 12 noon

Team Trivia Contest!  

Virtual (Zoom)

Sunday March 13 at 12 noon

Team Kickoff Session Virtual (Zoom)

Sunday April 10 at 12 noon                        Team Fitness Session                                                                                             Riverdale Park East

Sunday April 24 at 12 noon                        Team Fitness Session                                                                                             Riverdale Park East

Wednesday June 22 at 5:30pm                 Team Pride Social                                                                                                   Sweaty Betty's, 13 Ossington Ave, Toronto

Practices: 16 

Dates

SUNDAYS, 12:00-1:15 PM.

Arrive at the site by 11:40 AM.

NOTE: Season starts May 8th not May 1st.
May 8/15/22/29, June 5/12/19/(not 26),
July 3/10/17/24, Aug 7/14/21/28, Sept 4.

Location

OUTER HARBOUR (new this year) 

480 Unwin Avenue, Toronto
Parking is unlimited and free!

(see the Practice Site page).

Regattas: 2

Canada Day Regatta

Friday, July 1st, 2022.
Toronto Island.
Includes two 500m races and two 200m races per team.

Ottawa DB Festival

Weekend of June 25-26.
Mooney's Bay, Ottawa, ON.

Includes two days of racing at 200m and 500m distances.

Cost

$371

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 our mailing address or to inquire about other payment options or payment plan.  Payments are appreciated as early as possible after registration.


Payment Plan option: Two part payments: #1 $225 between Feb 1 and April 1, and #2 $146 due by July 1.