We are the Breast Friends Dragon Boat Racing Team of Edmonton

Breast Friends Society sponsors the Breast Friends Dragon Boat Racing Team of Edmonton.  We are women from Edmonton and surrounding communities.  We have all had a diagnosis of breast cancer and we train to race in dragon boat competitions.

Breast Friends are from every walk of life, and have varied fitness levels. Each member is a powerful example that women can lead full and vigorous lives after surgery and treatment for breast cancer.














Breast Friends’ Mission Statement:

While participating in the sport of dragon boating, we will endeavour:

  • To encourage women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to lead full and active lives

  • To demonstrate the benefits of an active lifestyle through the sport of dragon boating

  • To raise awareness about breast cancer and encourage the pursuit of a cure

  • To provide support and fellowship to team members

  • To have fun!





Why we paddle:

  • “I think a lot of people feel that once they have the diagnosis of breast cancer, that’s it. But we bring hope and awareness in our boat.” – Rashida H.

  • “The camaraderie of the group is great, through good times and bad.” – Joyce M.

  • “Looking to each other, encouraging each other… that’s what this group is about, for sure.” – Norine K.

  • “You kind of get in touch with that physical inner strength and it kind of gives your whole soul a feeling of strength.” – Val B.



Intake for the 2017 training and racing season took place in January. If you are interested in learning how you can volunteer or become involved in Breast Friends, or to inquire about the 2018 season, please send an email to info@breastfriendsedmonton.org.