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Team Message re COVID-19

To our Dragons Abreast team:
In the past few weeks, we have all become familiar with concepts like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ – all part of our individual and collective efforts to slow and limit the spread of COVID-19.  Like you, we are closely following guidance from public health authorities to mitigate risk by staying home and not meeting together. This affects winter training and the new members info session that have both been postponed for now.
We are awaiting word from race venues and Sunnyside paddling club regarding any changes to the upcoming season. We are aware of one cancelled regatta at this time (Peterborough – June 13). We will keep you informed of anything we learn in the future that affects our season.
In the meantime, while we are doing our part to ‘flatten the curve’ here is a lovely link provided by Deborah Peniuk called “A Paddler’s Guide to Social Distancing” – Paddler Magazine’s top podcasts, books, movies and crosswords to keep adventure on your mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Times like these remind us all of what’s most important in our lives. As a team, we are here to support each other in any way we can. Please reach out to the Executive if you have questions or if you need anything.
Pat Brown:

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:

For information about becoming a member, please email:


Complete Registration Package: Registration Package 2020

Explanation of the Waiver & Insurance Coverage: Explanation of Dragons Abreast Waiver

2020 Upcoming Practices, Races and Events

Events Calendar here:

February 8, 2020 – Team Meeting – details here: Team Meeting – February 8, 2020



Dragons Abreast 2019 Year in Review:

Dragons Abreast 2018 Year in Review:

Dragons Abreast 2017 Year in Review:

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Dragons Abreast 2012 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.

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.

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.