Welcome to Dragons Abreast Toronto
We are Toronto’s first breast cancer paddler dragon boat team, dedicated to improving fitness and quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Established in 1997, we are now one of over 200 breast cancer paddler teams worldwide that serve to promote dragon boating as part of a healthy lifestyle and unique support for people diagnosed with breast cancer.
We are determined to keep our community fully inclusive for people of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, differing abilities, ethnic origins and economic circumstances. We are a diverse group 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.
Trent-Severn Waterway Adventure
In celebration of Dragons Abreast’s 25th Anniversary,
and to honour the lives of our members lost to breast cancer,
we will paddle 125 km of the Trent-Severn Waterway
in a dragon boat and donate all funds raised to
The Breast Cancer Support Fund
A portion of these funds will be directed to supporting
Indigenous people in Canada diagnosed with breast cancer
Trent-Severn Waterway Fundraising Adventure
For more information and to donate,
Year in Review 2021
Year in Review 2020
Be sure to stay updated when we will be in the next regatta and event! Check out our upcoming events calendar here.
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.
Dragons Abreast is a dragon boat team whose mission is to demonstrate that those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can lead full, active and healthy lives after diagnosis. Our Story
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.
*Please note that registration is over for 2022 and we are not accepting new members until next season. We would love to have you join us in February 2023 when registration opens again.
Please email with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
DA Tribute Honor Gift
A donation to Dragons Abreast Toronto takes on special meaning when made in honor or memory of someone you care about.
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.