Uof T LIBRARY OF CONQUEST


This is the SIXTH year for this team, formed in 2015 by Jack Leong (at Robarts Library) and supported by the Rusty Dragons. The team had great years in 2015-2018 and they look forward to building on an established crew that has fun while working hard at practices and race day.  Anyone can participate in this sport and have fun and do well.

The coach will take you from never having sat in a dragon boat to racing on Canada Day at Toronto's Centre Island. The objective is for this to be a fun experience for everyone. The non-profit registration fee includes all practices and race day as well as the use of life jackets and paddles. Use the red button below to register now!

New since 2018: Once-a-month high-quality video review so you can see yourself from side view while paddling. This is an invaluable too to see how you are doing and in comparison to others, and is also a great tool for the coach to help individuals and the team as a whole.

If you have any questions, please contact Jack at jack.leong @ utoronto.ca or Christina at christina.tooulias @ utoronto.ca.

Uof T LIBRARY OF CONQUEST


This is the FOURTH year for this team, formed in 2015 by Jack Leong (at Robarts Library) and supported by the Rusty Dragons. The team had great years in 2015-2017 and they look forward to building on an established crew that has fun while working hard at practices and race day. It just goes to show that anyone can participate in this sport and have fun and do well.

The coach will take you from never having sat in a dragon boat to racing on Canada Day at Toronto's Centre Island. The objective is for this to be a fun experience for everyone. The non-profit registration fee includes all practices and race day as well as the use of life jackets and paddles. Use the red button below to register now!

New in 2018: Once-a-month high-quality video review so you can see yourself from side view while paddling. This is an invaluable too to see how you are doing and in comparison to others, and is also a great tool for the coach to help individuals and the team as a whole.

If you have any questions, please contact Jack at jack.leong @ utoronto.ca or Christina at christina.tooulias @ utoronto.ca.

COVID-19 Update:  The planned program for the UTL team is birng moved from May-June practices and racing on Canada Day, to July-August practices and racing somewhere local in August or September.   This planning is in progress and a new program will be annouced before the end of April.  The team's practice timeslot will remain Fridays, 7-8 PM on the water.  Contact team co-captains Jack or Christina if you have any questions or concerns. 

Program Details for 2020


Practicing once a week in May and June, and racing on July 1st on Toronto Island.

Tentative new plan: Practicing in July and August and racing TBD. 

NOTE: Changes in program due to COVID-19 are marked and/or crossed out.

NOTE: Registration is still OPEN, but we are NOT taking any payments at this time.

Practices: 8 > ?

Dates

Practicing FRIDAYs, 

6:40-8:10 PM, May 8th to June 26th.

6:40-8:10 PM, July to September.

Location

Beaches Lions Club  (Coxwell & Lake Shore)

10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road, Toronto

(see the Practice Site page). 

Regattas: 1

Canada Day Regatta

Wednesday, July 1st on Toronto Island - on Canada's 153rd birthday and 18th anniversary of the event!

Regatta TBD

To Be Determined...

Cost

$166 > $TBD

($155 was early bird rate if paid by Feb 15th)

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".  Payments are appreciated as early as possible as we begin paying invoices in March.

JOIN US in 2020!


The team had a great year in 2018.  After practicing Friday evening in May and June under coach Ann the team competed at the DDRA Canada Day Regatta on Toronto Island.  The team had consistent races in the preliminary 500m and 200m qualifier races, then won shiny new Rusty Dragons SILVER medals in the "B" Mixed Division 500m final.  In fact, the team was only one second away from winning gold in the division!

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.

JOIN US in 2019!


The team had a great year in 2018.  Many members started the year with MTCS Oars to Discover (May and June and racing on Canada Day), and then joined Guns n Roses for the July through September program.   As many members were the same on both teams, we decided to make it a single full season team in 2019.  The MTCS team name will be dropped (as not many paddlers were from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS) any longer.  And besides, Guns n Roses was always meant to be the sister team to Motley Crew who practice the same night and time all season (plus Mondays too).

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 


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

Ann Forbes Arndt

Coach

Jack Leong

Captain

Christina Santolin

Co-Captain

  • Steve Baroti
  • Rachel E Beattie
  • Mary-Marta Briones-Bird
  • Carol Lee
  • Jennifer Wentworth
  • Tara Lock
  • Jack Leong
  • Katherine Garber
  • Stephen Gartshore
  • Manda Vrkljan
  • Danielle Van Wagner
  • Christina Santolin
  • Kaitlin Newson
  • Anil Purandare
  • Hubie Yu
  • Katherine Garber