(Note: The logo above is for the old team.  A new LOGO is coming soon that shows this team is inclusive of all UNiversity libraries).

LIBRARIES OF CONQUEST


This is the EIGHTH year for this team, formed in 2015 by Jack Leong and supported by the Rusty Dragons. While the crew was unable to race in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, they look forward to a new extended program in 2022.  Anyone can participate in this sport and have fun and do well.

The objective is for this to be a fun experience for everyone. The non-profit registration fee includes all practices and events as well as the use of life jackets and paddles. Use the red button below to register now!

2022 January 30 Update: Registration for the team is now open.  Click on the registration button below where you will be directed to Survey Monkey to register.  Please read the details below first as you now have a Spring and/or Fall Session option!  Note also that practices are moving to Outer Harbour (near old site) and moving to Saturday mornings.


If you have any questions, please contact Jack Leong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Uof T LIBRARY OF CONQUEST


This is the FOURTH year for this team, formed in 2015 by Jack Leong (at Robarts Library) and supported by the Rusty Dragons. The team had great years in 2015-2017 and they look forward to building on an established crew that has fun while working hard at practices and race day. It just goes to show that anyone can participate in this sport and have fun and do well.

The coach will take you from never having sat in a dragon boat to racing on Canada Day at Toronto's Centre Island. The objective is for this to be a fun experience for everyone. The non-profit registration fee includes all practices and race day as well as the use of life jackets and paddles. Use the red button below to register now!

New in 2018: Once-a-month high-quality video review so you can see yourself from side view while paddling. This is an invaluable too to see how you are doing and in comparison to others, and is also a great tool for the coach to help individuals and the team as a whole.

If you have any questions, please contact Jack at jack.leong @ utoronto.ca or Christina at christina.tooulias @ utoronto.ca.

Program Details for 2022


The Rusty Dragons are excited to announce that for 2022, there will be an option for a 2nd half of the season for those who want to continue beyond the typical program that ends on Canada Day.  You can now sign up for the Spring Program (8 weeks of practices in May and June and then race on Canada Day at Toronto Island), and the Fall Program (8 weeks of practices in August and September and then Race at Christie Lake on Sept 23).  Note there is a 4 week break between the two sessions (July).


Practices: 8 per session

Dates

Practicing Saturdays, 9:15 to 11:00 AM.

One the water 9:30 to 10:45 AM (75 mins).

Spring (8): May 7/14/21/28+June 4/11/18/25.

Fall (8): July 30+Aug 6/13/20/27+Sept 3/10/17.

Location

Outer Harbour (just west of old site)

480 Unwin Street, Toronto

Includes free unlimited parking, and is TTC accessible (under 10 minute walk to site)!

(see the Practice Site page). 

Regattas: 1 or 2

Spring Session

(Canada Day)

After 8 weeks of practice, we race at the Canada Day Regatta on Toronto's Centre Island.  New this year is 4 races/team.

Fall Session

(Christie Lake)

After 8 weeks of practice, we race at the Christie Lake.  There are 7 races, including a backward race, a slalom flag capture race, three 200m races, and more.

Cost

$173 (spring session) and $166 (fall session)

Payments are preferred to be made upon registration (separate from registration buttons) using Interac to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.".  Spring Session fees are due between Feb 1st and April 1st, and Fall Session can be paid any time between Feb 1st and July 1st. There are also alternate payment options such as cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures", cash in personm etc.  See the Payments Page for more options and details.

JOIN US in 2022!


The team had a great year in 2018 and 2019, and are now looking forward to 2022.  After practicing in May and June under coach Ann the team competed at the DDRA Canada Day Regatta on Toronto Island.  The team had consistent races in the preliminary 500m and 200m qualifier races, then won shiny new Rusty Dragons SILVER medals in the "B" Mixed Division 500m final.  The team was only one second away from winning gold in the division!

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  


Registration is NOW OPEN!  Anyone is welcome - no experience required.

Name have indicators below to detail which sessions a paddler signed up for (S=Spring and F=Fall).

Ann Forbes Arndt

Coach

Jack Leong

Captain



  • Jack Leong (S+F)
  • Avery Brzobohaty (S)
  • Tineke Kruytbosch (S+F)
  • Alison Ma (S)
  • Mae Soropia (S+F)
  • Manda Vrkljan (S)
  • Ingrid Hannah (S)
  • Gavan Gibson (B)
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  • Danielle Caporale (S)
  • Monique Flaccavento (S)
  • Cara Habayeb (S+F)
  • Stephen Gartshore (S)
  • Tara Lock (S)
  • Judy Cockell (S)
  •  Chinyi Chen (S)
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  • Kelli Babcock (S)
  • Danielle Van Wagner (S)
  • Lorraine Lam (S)
  • Kathy Garber (S)
  • Jessica Barr (S+F)
  • Theresa Lee (S)
  • Permjit Mann (S+F)
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