We are a fun, positive, and recreational dragon boat team with a bit of a competitive vibe. Our focus is to be inclusive and welcome all paddlers regardless of age, fitness level or dragon boat experience. We come together to practice and race to achieve realistic and collective goals. We care about improving our own performance every time, no matter where or who we are up against. Practices take place once a week from May to September.  Together, we can build a sense of belonging, inclusion and achievement.

Our fabulous coach of 8 years, Natalie Wong, retired at the end of 2023 and was celebrated at the team's end-of-season party.  The team will miss her energy, knowledge and inspiration!  A new coach will be identified soon for our 2024 season.

We also thank Babar for being a trusted co-captain for the GnR team for years, until the end of 2023.  Babar was also thanked at the end-of-season party.  New co-captain Ayesha was announced there as well, and both Shalini and Ayesha will work with Tim to create the 2024 team program.

NOTE:  The team captains and club are working on the program for 2024 and the team will also be consulted on some options.  It is expected that the final details will be announced in January and registration opened between Jan 15 and Feb 15.

When registration for the 2024 season opens in the new year, you'll be able to click on the registration button below which re-directs you to a Survey Monkey form. 


Contact Shalini if you have any questions at Guns-n-Roses @  

2023 (Last year) Program Details

We practice once a week from May to September and participate in 3 regattas.

Practices:  20 Weeks


Practicing THURSDAYs, 7:30 to 8:45 PM

May 11/18/25, June 1/8/15/22/29,

July 6/13/20/27, Aug 3/10/17/24/31,

Sept 7/14/21.  Please arrive by 7 PM. 


Outer Harbour (480 Unwin Ave).

(see the Practice Site page).
Free unlimited parking!


Use of paddles and life jackets is included.  We arrange bulk paddle orders for those interested.

Regattas: 3

Canada Day Regatta
(Toronto Island)

Saturday, July 1st on Toronto Island - on Canada's 156th birthday with all other Rusty Dragons teams!

1st Annual Hope Floats Challenge

Saturday, August 26th at the Welland International Flatwater Centre - The best race course in the world!

Christie Lake Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at the Christie Lake Conservation Area (north of Hamilton).  LOTS of fun races.



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".  Please add a comment with the payment to say who it is for the e-mail transfer.  Contact Shalini at "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." for our mailing address. Payments are appreciated as early as possible.  

**Note: The calculated fee is $457 due upon registration (by April 1). An option is two part payments: #1 $257 between February 1 and April 1, and #2 $200 due by July 1.

Thank you!

JOIN US in 2023!

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



Co-Captain / Treasurer

B. A.


  • Shalini
  • Anie
  • Nabiha Islam
  • Manda V
  • Rocco Carnevale
  • Kalpana Chouhan
  • Sandra Derencinovic
  • Jess McEwen
  • B. A.
  • Heather Shepherd
  • D. Chu
  • Saira Qureshi
  • John Hodgson
  • L. Cunningham
  • Pramod Mendonca
  • .

  • Pauline Ling
  • Ayesha Obed
  • Vanessa
  • Dani Carnevale
  • Louise Granahan
  • Pat Gallo
  • Maria Balassu