LIBRARY OF CONQUEST


This is the NINTH year for the team, formed in 2015 by Jack Leong. The crew had a great 2022 and look forward to a new year of racing in 2023.  Anyone can participate in this sport and have fun and do well.  


The non-profit registration fee includes all practices and events as well as the use of life jackets and paddles. All members of this team are also automatically members of the Rusty Dragons club.  The club supports the team in many ways, and also provides all team members with additional opportunities to train and race.


2022 December 3 Update: Team meeting today helped shape the 2023 season.  Stay tuned to this page for updates on the 2023 program.


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 2023


The Rusty Dragons are excited to announce the details for the 2023 season.  As with last year, 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 will soon be able to sign up for the Spring Program (8 weeks of practices in May and June and then race at the Dominion Day Regatta at Toronto Island), and the Fall Program (7 weeks of practices in August and September and then Race in Stratford on Sat Sept 16).  Note there is a 3 week break between the two sessions (July).


Practices: 8 per session

Dates

Practicing Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM.

Spring (8): May 6/13/20/27+June 3/10/17/24.

Fall (7): July 29+Aug 5/12/19/26+Sept 2/9.

Location

Outer Harbour - 480 Unwin St, Toronto

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

(see the Practice Site page). 

Regattas: 1 or 2

Spring Session

(Dominion Day)

After 8 weeks of practice, we race at the Dominion Day Regatta on Toronto's Centre Island.  LIke last year, teams will get 4 races: 2x200m + 2x500m.

Fall Session

(Stratford)

After 7 weeks of practice, we race at the Stratford Regatta for the very first time!  Teams will have 3x500m races.

Cost

$213 (spring session) and $197 (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 Jan 1st and April 1st, and Fall Session can be paid any time between Feb 1st and July 1st. There are also alternative payment options such as cheques to "Rusty Dragons Adventures", cash in person, etc.  See the Payments Page for more options and details.

JOIN US in 2023!


The team had a great year in 2022, and are now looking forward to 2023.  Last year, 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.

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 will be opening soon!  Anyone is welcome - no experience required.

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

Ann Forbes Arndt

Coach

Jack Leong

Captain

Tim MacFarlane

StEER / MANAGER

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