Abreast In A Boat was represented at Willowbrook Mall in Langley on Sunday February 2, 2014.

As part of a Chinese New Year Celebration, 10 members of Abreast with FORTitude along with three crews from the Fort Langley Canoe Club, promoted dragon boat paddling.  There was a video of dragon boat races and a demonstration of how we paddle.

With our AIAB pamphlets and postcards as well as information from CBCF, we took the opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer.  We talked with a number of breast cancer survivors as well as the general public about Abreast In A Boat, it’s history, and the many teams now around the world. As a dragon wound its way through the mall with lots of families following, we hoped to encourage others to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Linda, Yana and Cheryl celebrate Chinese New Years.

Linda, Yana and Cheryl celebrate Chinese New Years.

Cheryl T., Cindy R., Lisa T. and Cheryl W. at Willowbrook Mall.

Cheryl T., Cindy R., Lisa T. and Cheryl W. at Willowbrook Mall.

AIAB Table at Willowbrook Mall.

AIAB Table at Willowbrook Mall.

Linda and Yana with AIAB table.

Linda and Yana with AIAB table.