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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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2023 Dragon Boat Season

Are you interested in paddling with Team BreastStrokes?
Our roster was filled for the 2022 season
but we will take names for our Wait List, for 2023

Email Fran, our Outreach and New Member Liaison
Email Shelly, our Team Captain

BreastStrokes is seeking Adult Female Paddlers.
We are a breast cancer survivor team,
but we welcome Supporter (non-breast cancer survivor) 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.

*** We require all Members to be Vaccinated ***
at least twice against COVID

*** We require all Members to help with Bingo ***
Two hours each time - a minimum of three times per year
Bingo (Cambridge location) is our major fundraiser

Photo credit: Old Marina Restaurant & Gift Shop
Photo from our 2019 Meet & Greet event: Team BreastStrokes was there in a blaze of red, meeting & greeting prospective new team members. We had a great turnout, and welcomed a group of new paddlers at their first practice in June 2019.
We still have room in the boat for YOU!
Get in touch to get started. PADDLES UP! 

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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!

Lindsey and
Ellenor Mayot,


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