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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.

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Getting Ready For the Season

Events Calendar

Be sure to stay updated when we will be in the next regatta and event! Check out our upcoming events calendar here.

Mission Statement:

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.

About Us

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

Join Us

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.

Registration Form:

DA Registration 2023

*Please note that registration is open until February 28, 2023. 

Please complete, sign and date the registration package, save the completed file and email it to: by February 28, 2023

Learn more. Please email with any questions:

Getting Ready For 2023

Appreciation Day 2023

Support Us

Donate Today

Donations are safe and easy with PayPal or Square.

We need your help to continue Dragons Abreast’s work in supporting breast cancer survivors across the Greater Toronto Area transition back to active lives through dragon boating.


DA Tribute Honour Gift

Make a gift today in honour or memory of a loved one.

A donation to Dragons Abreast Toronto takes on special meaning when made in honour or memory of someone you care about.

Sponsor Us

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Dragons Abreast Toronto is honoured and grateful for the generous sponsorship of Anita Canada, who supports our mission and provides vital funding to offset our operating costs.


A message from Anita Canada


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.

Dragons Abreast Years in Review

Year in Review 2022

Link to video of 2022 year in review

Year in Review 2021

Dragons Abreast 2019 Year in Review: 2020

Dragons Abreast 2019 Year in Review: 2019

Dragons Abreast 2018 Year in Review: 2018

Dragons Abreast 2017 Year in Review: 2017

Dragons Abreast 2016 Year in Review: 2016

Dragons Abreast 2015 Year in Review: 2015

Dragons Abreast 2014 Year in Review: 2014

Dragons Abreast 2012 Year in Review: 2012