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Rusty Dragons

Feb 17 Update:  Registration for ALL our summer teams is open! See the "Teams" dropdown above and select each team in turn to see their details.  A short summary of each team published below.  Teams are for registration on a first-come-first-served basis until a capacity of 24 paddlers is reached for each team.  Check out our Team Summary Calendar View PDF which is a nice summary of all teams on one page. 

Note: 2024 Winter Training Club Program registration is STILL OPEN.  It includes training at Afterburn Fitness paddle pool on SATURDAY AFTERNOONS from Jan 6 to Apr 20.  The coach is Jonathan Navarro.  See "Winter Training" option under the "Special Events" menu at the top of this page.  Pro-rated fees will be given to anyone who joins later.

Our focus is introducing the sport to the public in a fun, safe, and supportive way. Meet new friends, learn something new, and enjoy the fresh air and nature at Outer Harbour.

Note there will be a new team this summer called Beach Dragons.  While beginners can join any team with no issues at all, this new team will be mostly beginners and will train together to race at their first regatta on Canada Day (our own event).

Check out our teams using the "Teams" dropdown menu. 


The summer 2024 team practices are as follows...

Barracudas - (Mondays & Thursdays 7:00 PM).

Liberty Waves - (Sundays 10:40 AM).

Strokes of Luck (formerly Library of Conquest) - (Saturdays 10:40 AM).
Water Wizards - (Tuesdays 7:10 PM).

Flying Dragons (formerly Gun n Roses) - (Thursdays 7:10 PM).

We Will Rock You - (Tuesdays at 6:00 PM).

Beach Dragons (new team) - Thursdays 6:00 PM).


Mixed Ability Dragons - (Saturdays at 12:30 PM in June and mid-July to early-August)

For paddlers with any type of "disability" and ANYONE who wants to race.  There will be a multi-city league of Mixed Ability teams.  Stay tuned for details!  There is a Spring session (racing on Canada Day after 4 practices) and a Summer session (racing in Welland after 4 practices).

Want an extra regatta this summer?
Motley Crew mixed gender (Canada Day or Christie Lake).  

Angels women (Heart Lake or GWN Challenge).  


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Safety Plan



Our teams

Rusty Dragons offer a unique range of coached and collective teams. Select any of our teams to learn more about registration, practices and regattas.


Our new competitive team practices twice a week and will race at the Canadian Nationals.


UNiversity Library Staff team


Harbord Village

They finished their season on Canada Day, where they placed 2nd place (silver)!

We Will Rock You

Guns N' Roses

Coach Natalie looked after the team, then got married on final race day!

Guns N Roses

Liberty Waves

What an amazing event for the LGBTTIQQ2SA community here in the Canada and around the world...

Charlie's Angels

New competitive women's team.


Miracle Dragons

Miracle Dragons

Motley Crew

This is our mixed-gender composite team name. They race at various events allowing both club members and those outside the club to come together for one-off races together.

Motley Crew

Mixed Ability Sport team

Our Spirit Dragons team is evolving into a MIxed Ability Sport team.

We'll Help you
Create New teams

We can help create NEW teams to practice and race, or create team-building events for any organization looking to get out on the water and enjoy the sport. Anyone can enjoy the sport and we can help make it happen! For more information please contact Tim@rustydragons.ca or call 647-971-7332

We'll Help you Create New teams

We also help create NEW teams to practice & race

We also help create NEW teams to practice and race, or create one-off team-building evenings / weekends for any organization looking to get out on the water and enjoy the sport. Anyone can enjoy the sport and we can help make it happen! For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 647-971-7332. Now is the time to plan! The cost for a group of up to 20 for a two hour intro to dragon boating (one hour on land, one hour on water) is under $250 ($12 a person) and the use of paddles and life jackets is included. We can also help create teams with 8 practices (once a week in evenings), and race on Canada Day for about $150/person.

New in 2018: We will pre-set several dates available to run Corporate Team Building for anyone interested. .

Stay tuned for details on our new 3rd team for youth & young adults with a developmental disability.

If you have any questions,
please don't hesitate to contact us

We also help others form teams by giving them whatever support they need through the use of shared resources; website pages, budget templates, Survey Monkey Pro for registrations, PayPal and budgeting, booking practices, hiring coaches, etc.  Contact the club as detailed below.