Dragons Abreast Toronto
Established in 1997, Dragons Abreast Toronto is the second breast cancer paddler dragon boat team in the world. Our team is dedicated to improving fitness and quality of life for breast cancer survivors, demonstrating through dragon boat racing that anyone with breast cancer can lead an active life full of adventure. 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.
We are a diverse community of people who have shared a life-changing experience, and the dragon boat is a symbol of our survivorship and strength. We come together to paddle and to race, and we benefit from the friendship, support, and comradery we share with our teammates.
We dedicate our passion and commitment to dragon boat racing to our pink sisters who will always paddle with us in spirit.
We welcome new members – no previous paddling experience required.
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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.
As members of the Sunnyside Paddling Club, our exceptional coaching staff and beautifully maintained dragon boats are made available to the team.
Dragons Abreast Toronto is proud to be members of the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission. The IBCPC’s mandate is to encourage the establishment of breast cancer dragon boat teams, within the framework of participation and inclusiveness. The Commission supports the development of recreational dragon boat paddling as a contribution to a healthy lifestyle for those diagnosed with breast cancer.