Outer Harbour Warriors (Canada) Mixed Dragon Boat Crew - Nominee for the 2018 Team Award
Founded: 2004, Sport: Dragon Boat Racing
Left Side: Stanley Ho, Sandra Dosen, Madeline Timlin, Sandy Fernando, Arian Khader, Graham Smith, Dave Co, Melinda Tam, Donna Tin, Cindy Rong, Kent Ho, Rita Stassiouk
Right Side: Jason Au, Michelle Laprade, Bethany Yam, Matthew Co, Justin Yow, Kevin Kwok, Jennifer Harris, Noelannah Neubauer, Ariel Whaley, Ryan Lee, Carmen Yung, Alex Wang, Norman Tan, Vladimir Stassiouk, Yannick Matthes
Drummer: Belinda Lyn
Coach: Jim Farintosh
- Swept Premier Mixed Division at 2018 IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Hungary, winning all distances (200m, 500m and 2000m)
- Five Canadian National Championship titles
- Won 23 major finals in Ontario, Canada since 2014
The Toronto Outer Harbour Warriors have elevated the competitive landscape in Canadian dragon boat racing with their unrivalled success as a Premier Mixed crew. A confluence of like-minded and talented athletes, combined with an exceptional and demanding year-round training program has kept the Warriors at the top of the podium in the highly competitive landscape of dragon boat sport racing in Canada, with five national titles in just the last five years. Most recently, the Outer Harbour Warriors swept the Premier Mixed Division at the 11th IDBF Club Crew World Championships, winning all distances (200m, 500m and 2000m). This was the most highly attended and competitive IDBF Club Crew World Championships in history with an astounding participation of 6200 athletes with 41 teams from 18 different countries registered in the Premier Mixed category.
A team with a dedicated roster drawn from a smaller club, the Outer Harbour Warriors are a diverse crew representing different backgrounds and life stages and united by a single competitive will and willingness to grow as athletes. Having won 23 major finals in Ontario, Canada since 2014, the Outer Harbour Warriors’ chapter in Canadian Dragon Boat history is precedent-setting by national (and international) standards.
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