Motley Crew

NOTE: Motley Crew changed to once-a-week practices for 2020, to give paddlers the flexibility to do either one-a-week or keep twice-a-week by also joing the new Barracudas team.  The Barracudas were specifically designed for 2020 to give ALL paddlers on once-a-week teams the option to join a second team that is not in conflict with their own practice or race schedules.  A pre-requisite to paddling on Barracudas is that you must already be a member of another team (at Rusty Dragons or any other team or club).  

We welcome you to join the awesome camaraderie and excitement that this team and sport brings.  We are also excited to have coach Peter Polyzotis with us for a 5th big season in 2020! We will have proper video review taken this year to help us prepare for our races

2021 Jan 02 Update: Registration for all teams for 2021 will not open until we develop a safe plan to proceed. Rest assured this is a core team that will rise up again. For now, we are leaving up the old details for 2020 so you get a sense of what this new team is all about.

Program Details for 2021

This team practices once a week, and the details of the program are still being determined due to COVID-19 and a switch to Outrigger Canoes at Sunnyside Paddling Club.

Practices: TBD


Practicing THURSDAYs, 

6:45 to 8:10 PM (7-8 PM on the water).

May 7/14/21/28, June 4/11/18/25. July 2/9/16/23/20, Aug 6/13/20/27, Sept 3/10/17/24.


Beaches Lions Club 

10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page). The use of paddles and life jackets are included in the registration fee.

Regattas: 0

Peterborough Regatta

June 13th - our first time racing at this venue.

Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival

Christie Lake Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday Sept. 26th at Christie Lake Conservation Area north of Hamilton.  7 races per team!



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 Tim for our mailing address or to inquire about other payment options or a payment plan. 

We ended 2019 in STRATFORD WITH gold medalS!

Our final regatta of the 2019 season last year was at the Stratford Rotary Dragon Boat Festival in September, where the team really gelled together with a full day of strong consistent races even though we were short paddlers. Our team is growing year by year with a solid core who want to work together and have fun on the water. We are becoming a family that welcomes new paddlers and work hard for each other. And now we want to work harder and smarter in 2020, and reap the rewards!

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. Or maybe you want to proudly wear a Motley Crew jersey with some (gold!) bling around your neck!

2020 Team Members

Peter Polyzotis


Anitha Cyriac


Janelle Rose


  • Anitha Cyriac
  • Diane Gropp
  • Lily Romanelli
  • Natalie Kassen
  • Sylvia Richmond
  • Aly Pancer
  • Melina Van Rijn
  • Janelle Rose
  • Graeme Kondruss
  • Linda Rothman
  • Sandra Derencinovic
  • Janet Higgs
  • Tracy Watkins
  • Mike Wilson
  • Kelly Ziger
  • Lolita Uy
  • Shirley Wagar
  • Wendy Auger
  • Nelson Grondin
  • Vincent Chung