Uof T LIBRARY OF CONQUEST


This is the FIFTH 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 2015-2018 and they look forward to building on an established crew that has fun while working hard at practices and race day.  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 since 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.

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 2019


Practicing once a week from early May to end June, and racing on July 1st on Toronto Island.

Practices: 9

Dates

Practicing FRIDAYs, 

6:40-8:10 PM, Fridays, from May 3rd to June 28th.

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: 1

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)







Cost

$169

($155 early bird rate if paid by end of day Tuesday, March 19th)

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 Shalini at "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. Payments are appreciated as early as possible as we begin paying invoices in March.

JOIN US in 2019!


The team had a great year in 2018.  After practicing Friday evening 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.  In fact, 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 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

Ann Forbes-Arndt

Coach

Jack Leong

Captain

Christina Santolin

Co-Captain

  • Manda Vrkljan.
  • Christina Santolin
  • Rachel E Beattie.
  • Tara Lock.
  • Jessica Barr.
  • Danielle Van Wagner.
  • Alexander Racco.
  • Susan Gropp.
  • Jack Leung.
  • Steve Baroti.
  • Anil Purandare.
  • Scott Hilborn.
  • Monique Flaccavento.
  • Wai Ting
  • Moyra Mackinnon.
  • Stephen Gartshore.
  • Jennifer Wentworth.
  • Cindy Ho
  • Theresa Lee.
  • Pauline Lai
  • Graham Shonfield
  • Guinsly Mondesir
  • Doug Rothschild
  • Tanya Cho