Honour. Focus. Engage.

New Dragons is a competitive dragon boat team affiliated with the University of Toronto.  As of the most recent Nationals, we are the top Canadian team in both the University and U24 divisions.  We are also the current University Cup Champions at TIDBRF, and we have held this title ten times in our history.

As a team, we are comprised of students from various universities pursuing education at the undergraduate and graduate level.  As a family, we help push each other through the struggles of training, school, work, and everything else life throws at us.  Our passion keeps us strong and our bond keeps us together.

We're Recruiting.

New Dragons is looking for committed individuals to join us for the 2021-2022 season to compete in the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships, and lead us to perform in the 2022 Club Crew World Championships in Sarasota, FL, USA.  We look for candidates from both inside and outside of the University of Toronto, and we welcome both experienced and beginner paddlers to try out. With us, you can train with a diverse team of athletes throughout the season and you can always find a place in our family. 

Why Join New Dragons?

World Class Performance

We are the fastest university team in Canada.  We’ll be bringing that same performance to the international stage.

Tight Knit Community

Our community isn’t restricted to the gym.  From late nights at the library to weekend hangouts, we support each other no matter where we are.

Growth and Development

From beginners to veterans, we maintain an environment where everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be.

Life as a New Dragon

We're more than a team. We're a family.

The loss of the 2020 season was difficult. We trained hard, some for years, to compete in CCWC in France, but our journey doesn’t end at one competition. Dragon boat is as much a test of mental perseverance as it is physical strength and technique. The discipline to dig deep and push harder even while our arms feel like lead are what help us succeed on the racecourse. The consistent effort we put to push our bodies during training brings us to that point. We set our eyes on new goals, and we move forward.

Joining the team easily ranks as one of the best decisions I have made in university. When you join New Dragons, you are part of more than a sports team. You will trudge through the cold, the early mornings, the late nights, and the grueling practices, emerging a little stronger each time. Along the way, you will make some of your closest friends. You will be surrounded by people rooting for you, people who will inspire and push you beyond what you thought you could do. And you will do the same for them.

Are you up for the challenge?
Jiawen Chen
Captain (2020-2021)

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