You may have noticed our short inspirational video that was filmed at the Inlet Spring Regatta in April of this year. We are really excited with our new video and invite you to share this on your social media pages.
INSPIREHEALTH – FUELING UP SESSION
InspireHealth recently put together a special evening session for Abreast In A Boat. Their dietitian and nutritionist prepared several yummy options for us that were designed to help us power up and stay powered up on “race day” or any physically strenuous day. The class was a lot of fun and very informative, and this session received rave reviews from those of us who were able to attend. Please visit InspireHealth’s website for some great recipes.
FCRCC WOMEN’S REGATTA AND BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR CHALLENGE RACE
This year’s Women’s Regatta was held on May 25, and although it was a wet race day, the rain didn’t dampen our enthusiastic paddlers! The North Shore Dragon Busters took home the coveted Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge Race certificate. Our Abreast Deas Divas and Abreast at Rocky Point crews followed close on their heels with 2nd and 3rd place.
AIAB AWARENESS EVENING
Members of our Abreast in the City crew organized an AIAB awareness evening at MEC’s Club Night on May 30 at the Vancouver store. Thanks to the members who came out to this event in support of our City crew. It was another great evening of AIAB outreach in the community and an opportunity to recruit new members. Thank you, City crew!
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – RELAY FOR LIFE
VESSI 500 REGATTA
The sun cooperated and our crews enjoyed a pleasant and compact day of racing at the Vessi 500 Championship on Sunday, June 9. Our Abreast at Rocky Point crew was in Race #1 at 1:00 PM, followed by Abreast with Fortitude, Abreast Deas Divas, and Abreast in the City. Each of our crews did three 500 meter races, and all of our races were finished before 3:30 PM. Our Rocky Point crew took home a gold medal in a photo finish with our Deas crew.
CONCORD PACIFIC DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival’s opening night is June 21 and will include the 4th annual Survivor Showdown. This 100-meter challenge race is a fun and friendly race between a composite crew of Abreast In A Boat members and the prostrate cancer survivor team, Butts In A Boat. A flower ceremony will follow.
Over the following two days, our Abreast In The City and Abreast at Rocky Point crews are paddling at this year’s festival. The Breast Cancer Survivor Cup event is on Saturday, June 22. AIAB will have an info tent at the festival on that Saturday. Come to cheer on our crews, and drop by our tent to learn some facts about breast cancer and dragon boating.
NANAIMO DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
We have two crews taking part in the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival. Abreast Deas Divas and Abreast with Fortitude have extended their paddling season to attend this fun and inspirational event on July 5-7.
2020 – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR DRAGON BOATING
Have you noticed that time flies when you are having fun? Our 25th year on the water is just around the corner. We have started to brainstorm ideas on how we can both celebrate AND bring our message to others.
Wishing all a summer filled with fun (and don’t forget to exercise)!