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.
To contact the team, please email: mailto:email@example.com
For information about becoming a member, please email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Upcoming Practices, Races and Events
Events Calendar here: https://dragonsabreast.ca/events/
|Saturdays – rep crew lake practice (Sunnyside) 8:30-10:00 am (Aug 10, 17, 24, 31)
Tuesdays – lake practice *updated to 7:20 -8:20 pm as of August 13, 2019
Thursdays – lake practice *updated to 7:20 -8:20 pm as of August 13, 2019
August 6 – “Open Boat” – invitation to all breast cancer survivors to try out this exciting sport https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/open-boat-invitation-to-try-the-sport-of-dragon-boat-racing/
August 8 – “Open Boat” – invitation to all breast cancer survivors to try out this exciting sport https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/open-boat-an-invitation-to-try-dragon-boat-racing/
August 10 – Humber Bay Shores Waterfront Festival – Join us and support Dragons Abreast Toronto https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/humber-bay-shores-waterfront-festival-sat-august-10-10am-9pm/
August 17 – Teddy Bears Picnic – Location: Dragons Abreast Memorial Bench https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/dragons-abreast-event-teddy-bears-picnic/
|Sep 7, 8 – GWN Dragon Boat Challenge (Marilyn Bell Park, Toronto) https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/tim-hortons-gwn-dragon-boat-challenge-sep-7-8-2019/
Sep 22 – Paddle the Humber event (Humber River with Toronto Adventures, Firkin on the Bay Restaurant) 10:00am https://dragonsabreast.ca/event/paddle-the-humber-event/
Nov 6 – Annual General Staff Meeting – morning (time to be determined) at the Royal Canadian Legion on Lakeshore Blvd. W. – Directions and details to follow. We hope to see you all there to recap the 2019 season.
Dragons Abreast Blog Posts
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.
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.