|UofT Engineering Iron Dragons|
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The Iron Dragons is the dragon boat team of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. During the summer months, they compete in dragon boat festivals in southern Ontario, and out of province. The Iron Dragons usually compete in Community Mixed and College & University races. The main focus of the team is to encourage a healthy lifestyle for engineering students. It provides an environment that builds teamwork, communication and friendship that reaches far beyond the edges of the dragon boat.
The team was originally made up of about 28 male and female U of T Engineering students and alumni but now has grown to having 3 boats and almost 100 active members. We are also managed by engineering students and coached by engineering alumni.
The Iron Dragons are the current Canadian U24 and University National Club Champions.
History[edit | edit source]
The Iron Dragons was formed in 1997 by David Phillips (MECH 0T0) and Katherine Wong (CHEM 0T0) to allow U of T engineering students and alumni to participate in the exciting and rewarding experience that is dragon boating. They entered two teams at the Great White North Challenge at Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto.
The team officially became the "Iron Dragons" in 2000. Since the team's founding, over 234 engineers have paddled, coached or steered for the Iron Dragons.