January 3, 2017

About New Dragons

2014 Canadian University CHAMPIONS!

Based out of New College in the University of Toronto, New Dragons is one of the fastest teams in Canada, and the world. We are:

  • Two-time Under-23 Club Crew World Champions (2010, 2012)
  • Three-time Under-23 Canadian National Champions (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Winners of the University Cup at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival for the 7 consecutive years

With strong leadership, exceptional trainers, and committed paddlers, we have improved our performance at regattas every year since our inception in 2000.

Dragon Boat is a sport that demands both physical fitness and mental stamina. Throughout the season, we will help you build both the mental and physical toughness required to be a successful Dragon Boat paddler. More importantly, you will learn the Dragon Boat paddling technique used by some of the top teams in Canada. Training with the New Dragons will maximize your Dragon Boat potential and performance.

Although we take our training seriously, New Dragons isn’t only work — all the hard training needs to be balanced with a solid dose of fun! When you join this team, you’ll participate in a number social events, ranging from our annual retreat to Hart House farm, to fundraising events throughout the season, to sporadic biking trips to unpredictable destinations!


New Dragons race in the Mixed 200m finals at CCWC 2012.

New Dragons are looking for people committed to having fun both in and out of the boat.

New Dragons Awards & Special Recognition