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Thunderstruck is Sunnyside’s In-house program for individual paddlers. In its 5th year, the program is built on teamwork, commitment, sound technique, personal improvement, and of course friendship and support! Thunderstruck had a great 2015 season, finishing the year with a bronze in the very competitive “B” Division Final at GWN Challenge in a time of 2:08! Way to go Thunderstruck! Coach Hara is confident 2016 will be even better because “we’re starting the year with a solid foundation of returning athletes from last year...2:05 is definitely on the radar!”.


Thunderstruck practises Tue 7:30-9pm and Sat 7:30-9am (Apr 23-late Sep). If this is a program you’re interested in, please contact Thunderstruck captain Louis today for more info!!


Program Includes:

  • 2x/wk on-water coached practices at Sunnyside Pavilion (1755 Lake Shore Blvd. West) / Apr 23-late Sep

    • Sat 7:30-9am (10-12x)

    • Tue 7:30-9pm (20-22x)

    • half-day camps during spring/summer (1-2x)

  • Benchmark fitness sessions to gauge individual and team improvement

  • Lots of technical feedback (critique and CONGRATULATIONS!)

  • Fun, fun...and more FUN!

  • A positive place and support network for members

  • $500 plus HST


Please note the program fee above does not includes race fees (estimated @$250 pp) or race jerseys (estimated @$40 pp)


Tentative Race Calendar:

  • Milton (May 28)

  • Ottawa (Jun 25-26)

  • GWN Sport (Jul 16)

  • Woodstock (Aug 6)

  • GWN Challenge (Sep 10-11)


For more information don't hesitate to contact Thunderstruck team captain Louis or call the SPC office at 416-532-6979.

Dragons Abreast

Dragons Abreast, one of the first breast cancer dragonboat teams to form, was founded by Eleanor Nielsen in November 1997. During the early years, the team was able to recruit enough members to form two crews. Dragons Abreast is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of an active life after breast cancer and support for fellow breast cancer survivors through dragonboating. 


A versatile and positive team with over 50 paddlers today, Dragons Abreast continues to take on new challenges. They have participated in the Outrigger Canoe Programs and Stand Up Paddling Programs and have recently created their own Rep Program in order to improve their technique, strength, and endurance. Dragons Abreast has competed in a variety of races and festivals across North America and Australia and competed in the Pan Am Championships in 2016. Their team members are also renowned paddlers individually who have participated in international races including Shanghai and Singapore. 


Dedicated to improving their skills with the help of their coach Mark Klevinas, former national team sprint paddler and one of our most popular and experienced coaches at Sunnyside, they practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 pm with an optional and additional practice on Saturdays from 8:30-10:00 am.


If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and would like to join Dragons Abreast, please contact Dragons Abreast today or visit their website.

Dragons Abreast
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