Discover Our Story

dragon-logoWelcome to Abreast In A Boat

We are a group of women from Vancouver, Canada and the surrounding metropolitan area, who have had a breast cancer diagnosis. We are a living symbol of hope and a vivid demonstration that there is life after diagnosis. Through the strenuous demands of dragon boat paddling we have learned that we can push the limits of our physical endurance and have fun doing it.


About Us

“The Originals” (pictured above) had no idea of the future impact they would have when they began their Lymphedmea Study in 1996 under Dr. Don Mckenzie. Learn More +


Join Abreast In A Boat

Are you a breast cancer survivor looking for a new adventure and an opportunity to discover your full potential? Then join fellow survivors in Abreast In A Boat (AIAB). Read more +


Regatta & Events Calendar

Keep up-to-date with the latest calendar events. View our calendar to check out the upcoming regattas, training clinics and other events for the 2016 season. View Calendar +

Our Sponsors


Become a Sponsor

Abreast In A Boat relies on the kindness and generosity of individual donors and corporate sponsors to help us to continue paddling. Learn More +

Donate to AIAB

Abreast In A Boat Society uses its donations to fund the dragon boat crews, and to provide education in the fight against breast cancer.

Featured Article


Survivor Showdown – Fri., June 17, 2016

Survivor Showdown : Inaugural Dragon Boat Challenge Race Friday, June 17,  2016 @ Dragon Zone It all began when Vince, a Grand Dragon, approached Abreast In A Boat (AIAB) and challenged us to have a FUN race. At the time, he was the ONLY prostate cancer survivor who knew how to paddle a dragon boat, […]



INTRODUCTION Never thought that HOPE was tangible, had colours and shapes until we met with the Argentine novices last February. Hope has replaced loneliness and fear and changed their lives forever! The promise was, “As soon as the boats touch the Argentina’s water we will accompany you in the very first steps in dragon boating. […]

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