GUNS n ROSES


We are group of women and men, of all ages, who like to dragon boat. Our focus is to have fun and improve our skills. We practice once a week and, in 2019, our team is becoming a full season team that paddles from May to September. Our coach is Natalie Wong and she is energetic, knowledgeable and inspiring! Also in 2019, we plan on doing more social events. No dragon boat experience is necessary as this is an easy sport to get started in. Together, we can build a sense of belonging, inclusion and achievement.


2019 May 2: Please note that registration for this team has now closed due to reaching a capacity of 23 paddlers.  If you are looking for a team, please consider MCCT on Tuesdays 6-7 PM, Pink Crusaders 7-8 PM Wednesdays, or One Gorgeous Boat on Sundays 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM, or contact Tim@RustyDragons.ca or call 647-971-7332 for options. 

GUNS n ROSES


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 2019


This team practices once a week from May to September, and participates in 4 regattas.

Practices: 20

Dates

Practicing THURSDAYs, 

6:40 to 8:10 PM (7-8 PM on the water).

May 9/16/23/30,  June 6/13/20/27, 

July 4/11/18/25,  August 1/8/15/22/29, 

September 5/12/19.

Location

Beaches Lions Club  (Coxwell & Lake Shore)

10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page). 

Equipment

The use of paddles and life jackets are included in the registration fee.

Objective

To have fun, improve our skills, work as a team and support each other. 

Regattas: 4

Canada Day Regatta

Monday, July 1st on Toronto Island - on Canada's 152nd birthday and 17th anniversary of the event! (~8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Woodstock Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 10th at the Lake Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock (~8 AM to 4 PM).

GWN Dragon Boat Challenge

Weekend of Sept. 7-8th at Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto by the CNE / Medieval Times. 
(~8 AM to 4 PM each day) 

Christie Lake Dragon
Boat Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 21st at the Christie Lake Conservation Area (north of Hamilton).  (~7:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

Cost

$455

($435 was the early bird rate prior to March 19th)

Payment is preferred by Interac e-mail transfer to "Payments@RustyDragons.ca" or by cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".  Contact Shalini at "shalini2019jan@gmail.com" for our mailing address or to inquire about other payment options. Payments are appreciated as early as possible.

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 


Natalie Wong

Coach

Shalini

Co-Captain / Treasurer

B. A.

Co-Captain


  • Shalini.
  • Donna Vanier.
  • Joan Wilson (July-Sept).
  • Meghna. (May-July)
  • Rebecca Newton (May-July).
  • Carrie Brodi (May-July)
  • Sarah Carnevale
  • Filip Burlacu (May-July)
  • B. A.
  • Nabiha Islam.
  • Yayi Huang.
  • Jennifer Jayakar.
  • Shenil Esmail (July-Sept)
  • Deborah Kinsella. (May-July)
  • Dani Carnevale
  • Marcelo Castro.
  • Shauna Wright.
  • Anwesha Sen.
  • Nikhil Pai.
  • Qifan Zhi.
  • Heather Shepherd.
  • Stephanie Carnevale
  • Rocco Carnevale
  • Rachel.