Monday, 26 October 2015

2015 End of Season Thoughts...

End of season thoughts...

The season came to a close a week ago today (October 19th) with our last open practice of the season.  It's been getting dark faster every day and for safety we couldn't be out and about into the dark.  I see posts from other sites that they are now too closed for the season (Outer Harbour DBC, West Rouge CC, etc).  While there is still good paddling weather left, it was time to close down and focus on planning for next year.

This was a great season with many Firsts: teams, events, and MANY new paddlers.  And as we completed our 10th season at the Rusty Dragons, we realize we need to take planning to the next level or else we will suffer further growing pains!  We also want a make-over on the website to better get the message across who we are and make it easier for anyone to find the information they are looking for.  We realize that it is confusing for a new person to see so many options.  We also want to freely share more information for paddlers, coaches, team captains, managers... anywhere in the world.

The objective is always for quality, fun, and cost-effective programs.

We have a special event coming up to celebrate the past season, as well as the past ten years of teams and events at the Rusty Dragons.  Mark your calendars for...

     Date / Time: Saturday November 28th, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
     Location:  Boston Pizza Beaches, SW corner of Leslie St & Lake Shore Blvd East.

The event will be a celebration of teams and paddlers, as well as sharing the vision for the next 5 years.  We'll also elect members of a club-level executive.

Saturday October 17th - Rusty Dragons as an exhibitor at the
Vision Quest 2015 event at Toronto Hilton

Planning for 2016 has begun, with some events already set up...

    Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico (base camp) - Race on Lagos Cerillos in mountains.
    Date: Feb. 6th, 2016 (we plan to arrive a few days before, and return Monday).
    Cost: $
    Location: Melbourne, Florida (Pines Resort / Crowne Plaza Oceanside)
    Date: Week of April 17-24th, 2016
    Cost: $400 USD or $460 CAD
The new executive, as well as team captains and paddler representatives will be working together on the programs for existing teams.

Stay tuned on the Rusty Dragons Adventures Facebook page for latest details, as well as the website (which is undergoing a make-over).

Phone: 647-971-7332