Spirit Dragons


This will be the fifth year that the Rusty Dragons have supported teams for youth (aged 14 and up) and young adults with an intellectual disability.  This year we are getting a larger committee together to manage the team, with the objective of expanding the program as well as attracting more new paddlers to this very accessible sport.  We are also encouraging family members and friends to join the team.   


Stay tuned for more information after the team committee meets in February.  Please don't hesitate to contact the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spirit Dragons


This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer months enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront that comes with this team. New this year is monthly video review - where we take video of team paddling and can look at it later to identify areas where the team can improve. This is an invaluable tool to becoming a better team. We have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for an amazing year!

Program Details for 2020 


This team practices once a week on Saturdays.  There will likely be two parts to this season, and paddlers will be free to sign up for one or both parts.  They will be the Canada Day program with practices in June and racing on Canada Day on Toronto Island, and a new second half of the season with practices in mid-July to August and racing at the Hope Floats Challenge on the Welland Canal.


At this time, only the Canada Day session is confirmed and registration for that session will be opening before the end of February. 

Practices: 5 + ? 

Dates

Practicing SATURDAYs, 

Time: 12:30 AM to 2:15 PM.

Dates: May 30, June 6 / 13 / 20 / 27.

Location

Beaches Lions Club  (Coxwell & Lake Shore)

10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page). 

Regattas: 1 + 1 

1st half of season:

Canada Day Regatta

Wednesday, July 1st on Toronto Island on Canada's 154th birthday.

2nd half of season:

Hope Floats Challenge

Saturday, August 29th at the Welland International Flatwater Center (WIFC).

Cost

~$45

This will be a highly subsidized team with fundraising and sponsorship opportunities planned.

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.

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 before the end of February!  Anyone is welcome - no experience required

Tim MacFarlane

Ann Forbes Arndt

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