Who we are
The OPS Dragon Boat Club was formed in 2002 by Stephen Kwok, Peter Hoy, and Linda Guy, three experienced dragon boat enthusiasts within the OPS. Stephen, Peter, and Linda wanted to introduce other public servants to this growing and exciting water sport. Forming two teams of eager beginners that first summer, the club has since grown to have five teams on the water this year. We are proud to have individuals on each team both from within and outside the OPS.
 Who can join
While many of our members are OPS employees, membership is open to anyone who wants to paddle, regardless of experience, fitness level, age, gender, etc. (however, please consult your physician to determine if any physical or health condition would prevent you from participating in dragon boating safely).  While our crew consists of members from many different backgrounds, we all share the common desire to have fun as a team and work at improving our performance.
Based in Toronto, the OPS Dragon Boat Club (OPSDBC) focuses on introducing people to the sport of dragon boating with an overall goal of fun, health, and wellness, while allowing members to meet and work in a team with people from within and outside of the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Each team strives to introduce and enhance each paddler’s skill throughout the season in a fun and cooperative environment.
 The club today
The OPS Dragon Boat Club is a not-for-profit organization that is completely volunteer-operated.  One of the main goals for the OPSDBC is to maintain registration fees at a cost-recovery basis, in order to keep the costs affordable to encourage as many people as possible to try this amazing sport.

Currently we run programs offering a range of recreational to more competitive experiences. Our paddling season begins in May and ends mid-September.  All practices are held at Sunnyside Paddling Club (1755 Lakeshore Blvd. West).  We participate in several regattas throughout the season, with each team participating in at least one regatta. We also organize special events such as the “Try Dragon Boating” outreach event and the “Small Boat Experience” club activity.  Please explore our website for more information about our programs.
Sept. 2003 - Big smiles all around after winning our final race of the regatta to win the "G" Consolation Final!
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