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Based in Waterloo-Wellington Region
~ Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas ~



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  • Gain control of your life
  • Stay healthy and fit
  • Spread a message of hope to everyone
    living with breast cancer.
  • Laugh, love life, and paddle together


We welcome all individuals of any age who are breast cancer survivors.
Only those who have completed treatment and are physically able will paddle in the boat.

Our year starts in January but you may join us at any time. You are welcome to come out and see us in action, go for a ride, or try paddling (subject to health screening and medical clearance, see Health-screening Form). We would love to welcome you aboard!
PDFs and paddles for practices are provided by the team.

Health-screening form
Form for 2022 season.
Here is the link:

You can complete online, then print and submit the hard copy to Captain Shell Watson.
Anyone who wishes to participate in the team dragon boat MUST complete and submit this form FIRST.

BreastStrokes Waiver 2022 - submit all 4 pages
Click on the title to download, and complete this Waiver and submit to
Team Manager Mary Visser Kerr
or to Captain Shelly Watson (or their designates)

Anyone who wishes to participate in the team dragon boat
MUST complete and submit this form FIRST.

2022 Season Dues
Please note these are 2020 fees. 2022 fees are TBD.
2020 Membership Dues
are currently $100.00 per year.
Insurance Dues, tbd
2020 Regatta Dues are $50.00 per season, and this amount is refundable if you attend all regattas for which you sign up.
2020 Equipment Dues are $150.00 per season, and this amount is refundable if you return all borrowed equipment in good condition at the end of the season, or when you no longer require it.

If you wish to join us but do not want paddle
you are not a breast cancer survivor but still wish to give us your help and support, we welcome you as an Associate member or a Supporter member.

For more information about BreastStrokes,
View our team rack card
or email BreastStrokes (General email)
or email Lida, Outreach Liaison


We paddle on the water from May to September, twice weekly, on our local lake.
As a team we work on paddling skills, strength, endurance and coordination.
We train for 3 or 4 race festivals per season.

We also have team meetings throughout the year and work together to fund raise, maintain our boat and plan social occasions.

BreastStrokes excels at pot luck dinners.

Our Team offers friendship and support.

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


BreastStrokes is pleased to present Charitable Gaming. Community Good.

This new brand name and logo represents the good works in part,
that happen locally as a result of
our participation in
Charitable Gaming through the
Cambridge Bingo and Gaming Centre.

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Thank You
for being one of our Supporters!

Donation of storage space for our team
- equipment,
\ and
- supplies

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

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
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