One Gorgeous Boat


This is the eighth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer enjoying the paddling and camaraderie that comes with this team. We normally practice Sundays, giving us a more relaxed atmosphere than a weeknight practice and also to have practices that are 15 minutes longer than other teams.  But due to COVID-19 we are temporarily switching to the club's plan to offer Outrigger Canoe practices on Wednesdays & Thursdays.  This team was formed in 2014 when World Pride came to Toronto (we also had a float in the parade).  It is a team open to anyone of any ability, and no experience is required.


2021 Apr 01 Update: The team captains for 2021 are Dana Quinn and Yvonne Kenny.  Yvonne is also a co-chair of the Special Events committee.  Our team's fabulous coach is Gary Pang.  Together with club help, the team's program for 2021 is still in the planning phase.  No dragon boating is anticipated due to COVID-19 so we are focussed on other activities including outrigger canoe, walks in parks, and other fitness activities.


Read the details and click on the "Register" button below.  Contact the team captains at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Details for 2021 


This team is joining the Rusty Dragons club offering of weekly single-person Outrigger Canoe (OC) paddling at Sunnyside in the west end of Toronto.  Paddlers will be given the option of joining 3, 6, 9, or 12 OC paddling sessions.  The club will also offer many events and activities that will supplement the team's plans.

OC-1 Practices: 3, 6, 9, 12 

Dates

THURSDAYs, 7:00-8:00 PM, 7:20-8:20 PM, or 8:00-9:00 PM time slots available.

Start dates are tentative at this time, but likely starting mid-June for 12 weeks.  Paddlers will be given the option of choosing 3, 6, 9, or 12 sessions.

Location

Sunnyside Paddling Club 

1755 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto

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

Regattas: 0

Canada Day Regatta

(canceled for 2021)

Canceled due to COVID-19.  Normally takes place on July 1st on Toronto Island!  Includes two 500m races and one 200m race.

Outrigger Canoe Relay Races

Paddlers will optionally be able to join some fun planned OC relay races at Outer Harbour over the course of the summer.

Cost

$24 / OC session

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 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 as we begin making payments in March.

JOIN US in 2021!


The team had a great year in 2019.  After practicing once-a-week in May and June they competed at the 17th annual DDRA Canada Day Regatta on Toronto Island on Canada's 152nd birthday, They then extended their season to Woodstock for the very first time.  This year, the team will go even further and race as the big end of season Great White North Dragon Boat Challenge the weekend of September 12-13.

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

Gary Pang

Coach

Dana Quinn

Captain

Nina Bettencourt

CO-CAPTAIN


  • Dana Quinn
  • Frances Chan
  • Nina Bettencourt
  • Kevin Willcock
  • Wendy Jacob
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  • Hazel Wood
  • Racheal Soosaipillai 
  • Deborah Kinsella
  • Patti Ristich
  • Theresa Treasure
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  • Yvonne Kenny
  • Kenji Ferguson
  • Hazel Wood
  • Sherry Bagnato
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