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Dragons Abreast Toronto

Toronto’s first breast cancer paddler dragon boat team, established in 1997, dedicated to improving fitness and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. We are now one of over 150 breast cancer survivor teams worldwide that serve to promote dragon boating as part of a healthy lifestyle, and provide a unique support for those fighting cancer.

We are a diverse community of people who have shared a life-changing experience, and the dragon boat is a symbol of our survivor-ship and strength. By taking part in this challenging, yet gratifying sport, we strive to achieve our personal best in hopes of empowering and inspiring others who are going through this journey.

Mission Statement

Dragons Abreast is a team of breast cancer survivors. The purpose of our team is:

  • to encourage those living with breast cancer to lead full and active lives;
  • to demonstrate the overwhelming benefits of exercise for those recovering from breast cancer;
  • to raise awareness about breast cancer and the fact that there are many people living full and active lives following breast cancer.

Learn More and Join Us

If you are interested in having fun, getting fit, and joining a great group of women who love to raise awareness about life after breast cancer, join us! We welcome new members – no previous paddling experience required.

Answers to frequently asked questions: FAQs

Information about becoming a member, please email:

For all other queries, please email:

Support Us

Donations are safe and easy with PayPal or  Square.

To continue Dragon Abreast’s work in supporting breast cancer survivors across the Greater Toronto Area transition back to active lives through dragon boating we need your help.

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Make a gift today in honor or memory of a loved one.

A donation to Dragons Abreast Toronto takes on special meaning when made in honor or memory of someone you care about.


Sponsor Us

Dragons Abreast Toronto is honored and grateful for the generous sponsorship of Anita Canada, who supports our mission and provides vital funding to offset our operating costs.


Dragons Abreast is 100% volunteer based.

For information on how to sponsor the team: Sponsor

As a non-profit organization, we rely on sponsors, friends and team fundraising.

Your generosity is appreciated and helps us spread the word to encourage survivors to take action for their health.  Thank you.

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