LIBERTY WAVES (Formerly One Gorgeous boat)


 

NEWS: (as of April 20th, 2022)

Our two teams are now full, at a capacity of 23 paddlers per team.  As a result, registration is now switching to a Waiting List. If interested, please register ASAP using the orange buttons below as any spots that come open will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.  Should a spot become available, your team captains will contact the next person on the Waiting List.


Who we are
As a LGBTQ2+ community-based dragon boat team, we aim at providing a social and fitness-focused sporting outlet for the gay and lesbian community, as well as their friends, family and supporters.


Our team reflects the following core values:

- Committed - members are expected adhere to regular attendance, baseline level of fitness, and the pursuit of technical excellence.

- Community-Facing - members strive to be positive ambassadors for, and representatives of LGBTQ2IAS+ paddlers towards the greater dragon boat /paddling community and public.

- Supportive - members are expected to be good teammates and engage in teamwork to foster a positive environment at all times.

- Goal-Oriented - members are expected to understand and adhere to the goals set (through consensus) by the team so as to further develop within the team, as improve team performance.


The team co-captains are Dana Quinn and Yvonne Kenny. The team coach is Steve Trinh and assistant coach is Gary Pang.


Contact team co-captains if you have any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The program for 2022 is now confirmed, and registration is open as of Jan. 30th.

This includes the practice and race program, as well as social activities.

 

 

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES for 2022!


There are two parts to the team's program; including the dragon boat paddling program (detailed further below) as well as social activities at other times, including the winter months. 

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.

 

Date/Time

Activity

Location

Sunday January 16 at 12 noon

Team Trivia Contest!  

Virtual (Zoom)

Sunday March 13 at 12 noon

Team Kickoff Session Virtual (Zoom)

Sunday April 10 at 12 noon                        Team Fitness Session                                                                                             Riverdale Park East

Sunday April 24 at 12 noon                        Team Fitness Session                                                                                             Riverdale Park East

Wednesday June 22 at 5:30pm                 Team Pride Social                                                                                                   Sweaty Betty's, 13 Ossington Ave, Toronto

Practices: 16 

Dates

SUNDAYS, 12:00-1:15 PM.

Arrive at the site by 11:40 AM.

NOTE: Season starts May 8th not May 1st.
May 8/15/22/29, June 5/12/19/(not 26),
July 3/10/17/24, Aug 7/14/21/28, Sept 4.

Location

OUTER HARBOUR (new this year) 

480 Unwin Avenue, Toronto
Parking is unlimited and free!

(see the Practice Site page).

Regattas: 2

Canada Day Regatta

Friday, July 1st, 2022.
Toronto Island.
Includes two 500m races and two 200m races per team.

Ottawa DB Festival

Weekend of June 25-26.
Mooney's Bay, Ottawa, ON.

Includes two days of racing at 200m and 500m distances.

Cost

$371

Payment is preferred by Interac e-mail transfer (online banking) to "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." or by cheque to "Rusty Dragons Adventures".  Contact 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 or payment plan.  Payments are appreciated as early as possible after registration.


Payment Plan option: Two part payments: #1 $225 between Feb 1 and April 1, and #2 $146 due by July 1.