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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.

Contact Information:

We welcome new members – no previous paddling experience required.

To contact the team, please email:

mailto:contact@dragonsabreast.ca

For information about becoming a member, please email:

mailto:dbnewmembers@gmail.com

2019 Upcoming Practices, Races and Events

Events Calendar here: https://dragonsabreast.ca/events/

June 2019

Saturdays – rep crew lake practice (Sunnyside) 8:30am

Tuesdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Thursdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Jun 1 – Pickering Dragon Boat Challenge (Frenchman’s Bay, Pickering)

Jun 8-9 – Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival (London, ON)

July 2019

Saturdays – rep crew lake practice (Sunnyside) 8:30am

Tuesdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Thursdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Jul 6 – Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival (Bayfront Park, Hamilton)

Jul 7 – Goat Shmurgle Fundraiser (Haute Goat Farm, Port Hope) 11:00am – 3:00pm

Jul 18 – 21 – Canadian Dragon Boat Championships – 2019 Nationals (Wascana Lake, Regina SK)

August 2019

Saturdays – rep crew lake practice (Sunnyside) 8:30am

Tuesdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Thursdays – lake practice 7:30pm

August 6 – “Open Boat” – invitation to all breast cancer survivors to try out this exciting sport

August 8 – “Open Boat” – invitation to all breast cancer survivors to try out this exciting sport

September 2019

Saturdays – rep crew lake practice (Sunnyside) 8:30am

Tuesdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Thursdays – lake practice 7:30pm

Sep 7, 8 – GWN Dragon Boat Challenge (Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto)

Sep 22 – Paddle the Humber event (Humber River with Toronto Adventures, Firkin on the Bay Restaurant) 10:00am

 

Special Upcoming Events

AN INVITATION TO ALL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

Dragons Abreast, Toronto’s first Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team, invites you to join us to experience the sport of dragon boat racing. We welcome all breast cancer survivors who have been out of active treatment for a minimum of three months as new members – no dragon boat experience necessary!

Want to Try Out This Exciting Sport?

Dragons Abreast is hosting an “Open Boat” on Tuesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. so you can try out this exciting sport that epitomizes team spirit, healthy active living and camaraderie! Please join us in the boat for a paddling practice at Sunnyside Paddling Club, 1755 Lakeshore Blvd. West.

To RSVP for this event, please contact our New Member Co-Ordinator at DBnewmembers@gmail.com or phone 416-561-3371 with the date you plan to attend. For more information about our team, check out our website at www.dragonsabreast.ca.

Dragons Abreast Board of Directors

 

 

Dragons Abreast 2018 Year in Review:

 

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.

https://www.anita.com/en_ca

Clubs and Associations

As members of the Sunnyside Paddling Club, our exceptional coaching staff and beautifully maintained dragon boats are made available to the team.

http://www.sunnysidepaddlingclub.com/

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.

http://ibcpc.com/