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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.

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 are required to complete at least
one Bingo shift (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 

Excellent resource for New and Returning, Experienced team members:
Link to BreastStrokes Paddlers Handbook (May 2024 issue)

PAR-Q+ Form for 2024 season
Here is the link to a PDF file:
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+)
then print and submit the hard copy to Team Manager Mary Visser Kerr
or to Captain Shelly Watson

For more information, go to

2024 Season Dues
2024 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.
2024 Membership Dues
are currently $125.00 per year. Payment due date will be explained at the May 13 Team Meeting.
Insurance Dues, tbd
2024 Regatta Dues are cancelled for this season.
The plan is to reinstate the collection of Regatta Dues for the 2015 season. Note that the regatta dues is refundable if a participant attends the regatta(s) for which they signed up.
***BreastStrokes accepts payment by cheque and e-transfer: please contact our Treasurer for more information.

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


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 up to 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!

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