One Gorgeous Boat

This is the eighth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer enjoying the paddling and camaraderie that comes with this team. We normally practice Sundays, giving us a more relaxed atmosphere than a weeknight practice and also to have practices that are 15 minutes longer than other teams.  But due to COVID-19 we are temporarily switching to the club's plan to offer Outrigger Canoe practices on Wednesdays & Thursdays.  This team was formed in 2014 when World Pride came to Toronto (we also had a float in the parade).  It is a team open to anyone of any ability, and no experience is required.

2021 Apr 01 Update: The team captains for 2021 are Dana Quinn and Yvonne Kenny.  Yvonne is also a co-chair of the Special Events committee.  Our team's fabulous coach is Gary Pang.  Together with club help, the team's program for 2021 has been finalized as detailed below.  No dragon boating is anticipated due to COVID-19 so we are focussed on other activities including outrigger canoe, walks in parks, and other fitness activities.

Read the details and click on the "Register" button below.  Contact the team captains at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This team is joining the Rusty Dragons club offering of weekly single-person Outrigger Canoe (OC) paddling at Sunnyside in the west end of Toronto, PLUS having their own activities on Sundays.  The club will also offer many events and activities that will supplement the team's plans.




Due to the pandemic this tentative program of activities has been scheduled in addition to the Outrigger Canoe program above.

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.





Sunday June 13 at 12 noon

Meet n Greet/Basics of Dragon Boating


Sunday June 20 at 12 noon

Paddling 101/Team Fitness

In-person at Sunnyside Pavilion

Sunday June 27Pride Weekend - No planned activitiesn/a

Sunday July 11 at 12 noon

Team Fitness/Update on fundraising event

In-person at Woodbine Beach

Sunday July 18 at 12 noon

Team Fundraising Event

In-person at Lions Club, Ashbridges Bay

Sunday July 25 at 12 noon

Team Fitness

In-person at Trinity Bellwood Park

Sunday August 1 at 12 noon

Team BBQ (Civic holiday - long weekend)

In-person at Woodbine Beach

Sunday August 8 at 12 noon

Team Meet Up - a walk on the wild side

In-person at Leslie Spit

Sunday August 15 at 12 noon

Team Fitness

In-person at Downsview Park

Sunday August 22 at 12 noon

Team Fitness

In-person at Hyde Park

Sunday August 29 at 12 noon

Team Fitness

In-person at Trinity Bellwood Park

Sunday Sept. 5 at 12 noon

Team Fitness / Picnic in the Park

In-person at Sunnyside Pavillion

Sunday Sept. 12 at 12 noonTeam Yoga with KaolaIn-person at Sunnyside Pavillion


OC-1 Practices: 3, 6, 9, 12 


THURSDAYs, 7:00-8:00 PM, 7:20-8:20 PM, or 8:00-9:00 PM time slots available.

Start dates are tentative at this time, but likely starting mid-June for 12 weeks.  Paddlers will be given the option of choosing 3, 6, 9, or 12 sessions.


Sunnyside Paddling Club 

1755 Lake Shore Blvd West, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page).  The use of paddles and life jackets are included.

Regattas: 0

Canada Day Regatta

(canceled for 2021)

Canceled due to COVID-19.  Normally takes place on July 1st on Toronto Island!  Includes two 500m races and one 200m race.

Outrigger Canoe Relay Races

Paddlers will optionally be able to join some fun planned OC relay races at Outer Harbour over the course of the summer.


$20 Team Fee + $24 per OC session booked

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 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 as we begin making payments in March.

Team Members 

Registration is NOW OPEN!  Anyone is welcome - no experience required

Gary Pang


Dana Quinn


Nina Bettencourt


  • Dana Quinn
  • Frances Chan
  • Nina Bettencourt
  • Kevin Willcock
  • Wendy Jacob

  • Hazel Wood
  • Racheal Soosaipillai 
  • Deborah Kinsella
  • Patti Ristich
  • Theresa Treasure

  • Yvonne Kenny
  • Kenji Ferguson
  • Hazel Wood
  • Sherry Bagnato