For more than 10 years New Dragons have been proud to call Sunnyside Paddling Club its home. With the completion of each subsequent season, New College has grown substantially to represent SPC at various levels of competition spanning from local, to the national and international stage.
Located along Lakeshore Boulevard within Sunnyside Pavilion, the club is easily accessible to athletes travelling by TTC or car, and provides paddling equipment and locker/change-room facilities to its members. SPC is host to multiple dragon boat teams from the Greater Toronto Area and provides a welcoming learning environment for both competitive and recreational dragon boat teams. They also hold special events throughout the season, including MEC’s Paddlefest, Sunnyside’s Dragonboat Festival and more, which can be found by visiting their website here.
The minimum commitment is one weekday practice and one Saturday practice per week. Participation in more than one weekday practice is encouraged.
Note: We are flexible, so send us an email if this is not possible and we may be able to work out an alternative arrangement.
All weekday practices are held at the Athletic Centre. Weekday practices involve a combination of weight training and cardio to see the greatest increase in overall fitness. Meet at the designated area prior to practice start time, so that practices can get going right away. To get to the meeting place in the Athletic Centre: walk up the stairs, make a left before reaching the Field House and arrive in the room with the bulletin board and elevator.
Saturday practices will initially be held outdoors, weather permitting. Saturday practices involve a combination of running, calisthenics (body weight exercises) and plyometrics. We meet inside Wetmore Hall (exit the AC doors to Classic Avenue and cross the street to enter the New College building) at 9:15 AM ready to start at 9:30 AM. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, and dress appropriately!
Please be changed and ready to go at the designated time. Burpee policy in effect for late-comers.