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Courage To Come Back: Esther’s Story

During May 2017, Esther Matsubuchi received the prestigious Courage To Come Back award at a sold-out gala.  She gave a speech and confided she planned to deal with her public speaking jitters by imagining she was in a dragon boat race and as she settled in at the microphone (the start line), she would take […]

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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, […]

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ABREAST IN A BOAT- ARGENTINA OUTREACH 2016

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. […]

20th Anniversary Memento Book

Abreast In A Boat thanks the many world-wide contributors to the 20th Anniversary Memento Book. The Book celebrates and commemorates the founding in 1996 of breast cancer dragon boat paddling and the international phenomenon it has since become. AIAB extends special thanks to Jane Frost, President of the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission for her […]

Abreast with FORT-itude Receives Lifesaving Society Medals!

Abreast with FORT-itude, our Fort Langley crew, were honored with their second award for playing a prominent role in saving a drowning man on the Bedford Channel in April 2014. The crew received Certificates of Merit at the 103rd Annual Awards Ceremony of the BC and Yukon Lifesaving Society at the Vancouver Hotel on March […]