Canadians Abreast – Messengers of Hope

Welcome to Canadians Abreast, a breast cancer survivor dragon boat team bringing together breast cancer survivors from the Pacific to the Atlantic!

Our goals are:

  • To raise world-wide awareness of breast cancer and of the women and men leading happy, productive and fun-filled lives after diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer;
  • To share our message of hope with those living with breast cancer;
  • To encourage survivors to regain control of their lives through sport and physical activity.

Since Canadians Abreast began in 2003 and in addition to participating in festivals across Canada, we have carried our message of hope to the U.S., Australia, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. But, in addition to offering our members exciting travel opportunities, and perhaps more important, we share our stories and vividly demonstrate the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of our dragon boat sport.

Paddles up!

Darlene Prager

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact

To join Canadians Abreast, please email the following information to :

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number(s)
  • Your Home Team
  • Year you started paddling

If you don't have email access, please mail info to Nancy at or call her at

Please be sure you read Canadians Abreast’s Mission Statment and Commitment