| JOIN THE SPIRIT!
- 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
HOW TO JOIN
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.
Supporter paddlers are also welcome. These are adult females who wish to celebrate life and paddle with us. When space in the boat is at a premium, survivor paddlers receive first priority.
Paddling season is usually May to September, but you can join the team 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 Par-Q Form). We would love to welcome you aboard!
PFDs and paddles for practices are provided by the team.
All Members who wish to paddle and/or participate
in team activities are required to be fully vaccinated
against Covid (proof of minimum 2 vaccines is required).
All Members are required to complete a minimum
of 3 Bingo shifts (2 hour shifts) throughout the year.
Training by OLGA, and appropriate attire (team uniform) is required.
Bingo (Cambridge location) is our major team fundraiser
and has been very successful keeping the team afloat.
More information can be found here
Anyone who wishes to participate in the team dragon boat MUST complete and submit this Par-Q form FIRST.
PAR-Q+ Form for 2022 season
Here is the link:
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+)
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 Waiver 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)
2022 Season Dues
2022 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.
2022 Membership Dues are currently $100.00 per year.
Insurance Dues, tbd
2022 Regatta Dues are $50.00 per season, and this amount is refundable if you attend all regattas for which you sign up.
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 Fran, Outreach and New Member Liaison
WHEN YOU JOIN US
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.