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~ Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas ~



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It is with great pride that we introduce ourselves to you –
The BreastStrokes Dragon Boat Team.

Our team consists of energetic, motivated, forward thinking women who have all experienced breast cancer first-hand. We paddle to support each other and to stay strong.

The BreastStrokes Dragon Boat Team formed in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1998. From early days using broomsticks to paddle in a (dry) church basement, the team now has our own dragon boat moored on local lakes. The BreastStrokes team works hard to promote awareness of health, life and laughter after breast cancer.

We celebrate life through the pursuit of fitness and wellness, mutual support, community philanthropy, and competition in Dragon Boat Festival races. We believe any person with breast cancer who wishes to dragon boat paddle should have that opportunity, because together, we are all winners! Our goal is to honour the memory of those who have died of breast cancer and spread a message of hope to all people living life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

is a member of the
International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC)

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Drop-in Meet & Greet for Team BreastStrokes
was held on Tuesday, May 28  
Dockside at Old Marina Restaurant
McClintock Dr. R.R. #22Puslinch Lake, Cambridge

Photo credit: Old Marina Restaurant & Gift Shop
Team BreastStrokes was there in a blaze of red, meeting & greeting prospective new team members. We had a great turnout, and will be welcoming a group of new paddlers at their first practice Tuesday, June 4.
We still have room in the boat for YOU!
Get in touch to get started. Paddles Up! 

Are you interested in paddling with Team BreastStrokes?

Email Lida, our Outreach and New Member Liaison

BreastStrokes is seeking Adult Female Paddlers.
We are a breast cancer survivor team,
but we welcome Supporter Paddlers as well. 
There is no fitness test to join, however,
if you are a breast cancer survivor,
you need to have finished treatment before starting to paddle. 
Please get in touch with any questions.


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Thank You
for being one of our Supporters!
Donation of storage space for our team - equipment and files, supplies
Our Heartfelt Appreciation
to the
Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo
for their generous donation in 2012 which helped the team buy its boat Dragonfly
in 2013
Sincerest Thank You to the
McClintock Family for their support, by permitting our team to moor at the Puslinch Lake site during our
dragon boat
summer seasons
Thank You for being
a Supporter!

Lindsay Mayot,
Special Interest Automobiles, Cambridge
for donation of
storage space and repairs for our
dragon boat
and trailer

Our Heartfelt Appreciation to
Nathalie Lemieux
and Dean Chan
for generously hosting our
team website
for many years