We are a competitive racing team who had their first season of racing in 2022 (5 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) and then a great year two in 2023 (5th overall at GWN Sport Regatta, and "B" Grand Championship winners at the GWN Challenge).  The team is for motivated paddlers who want to step up their training and goals to another level.  We welcome paddlers to join us on our rise in the dragon boat world.

Need another reason to join us?  We are very fortunate to have world champions Bethany Yam and Jamie Gleason as our coaches.   They returned from the 2023 World's in Thailand with fistfuls of medals.


** April 2 Update: Registration is going very well, and we are now just looking for a few more women to balance out the team.  See details below, and the red registration button to the left.  

The team has eligibility requirements, including a higher attendance commitment to practices and mandatory regattas, basic fitness testing, and adequate space on the team for each gender.

Co-captains: Graeme Kondruss and Hamza Shahzad

Coaches: Beth Yam and Jamie Gleason  

Team Manager: Tim MacFarlane

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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!

Our 2024 Program

Winter training is IN PROGRESS.  We have room for a few more at a pro-rated fee.  See the winter program details on the LEFT panel below entitled "2024 WINTER TRAINING". 

Summer program registration is OPEN!  See the details on the RIGHT panel below entitled "2024 SUMMER RACING" for the latest details and status. 



We are training twice-a-week, Mondays and Wednesday evenings.  This program is mandatory for those looking to join the team this summer, but space permitting we can accept a few others wanting to train with us.  To register, click on the big BLUE button at top left of this page.


Mondays - 230 Nantucket Blvd.

  > Gym at 7:10 PM and Pool at 8:15 PM.

  > Nov 20 to Apr 8 (17 weeks).

  > Except Dec18 & 25, Jan01, Feb19.


Wednesdays - 700 University.
  > 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Nov 22 to Apr 10.

  > 18 weeks - Except Dec20 & 27, Jan03.


Beth Yam

Jamie Gleason

Winter Program Cost:


2024 Summer RACING:

This is why we train!  Our 2024 summer regattas are still being worked out by the team management committee (coaches, captains, manager) and reviewed by all team members.  You can register now using the big red "registration" button at the top left of this page or the red button below (both lead to same form).

OC Camp

May 25 at Outer Harbour.  Training and time trials included.

Toronto International

June 15-16 at Toronto Island. Two days of 200m & 500m races as final tune-up before Nationals.

Canada Day Regatta

July 1 at Toronto Island. Races include 2x200m and 2x500m.

Can Am Club Crew Championships

July 25-28 at Welland (WIFC).  Races in all distances over 4 days.  Practice likely on Wed July 24.

GWN Challenge

Sept 7-8 at Marilyn Bell Park. Four 500m races.

Practice Schedule (43 practices) at Outer Harbour

Mondays, May 6-Sept 30 (Except June17, July1, Aug5, and Sept2).
Thursdays, May 9-Aug 26 (Except July25).


Beth Yam

Jamie Gleason

Program Cost

$1,139  (Includes a new dye-sublimated jersey)

Team Members 

Beth Yam
Jamie Gleason


Graeme Kondruss

Hamza Shahzad


Tim MacFarlane


  • Alex Vu
  • Deb Yu
  • B. A.
  • Ken Nakamura
  • Sandra Lewis
  • Corinne Fox
  • Bojana Perisic

  • Graeme Kondruss
  • Susan Nguyen
  • Bill Phu
  • Estelle McCalmont
  • Adam Anthony
  • Andrew Paterson
  • Nicole Beayni

  • Tim MacFarlane
  • Jack Leong
  • Hamza Shahzad
  • Sarah Lesh
  • Ryan Yang 
  • Raja Meer Baz