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, 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 […]

It’s been a long 2014 season and a summer filled with practices. Our crew, Abreast In A Boat – FORT-itude packs up our paddles and on Aug. 28 we board the plane to Venice, Italy. After a 5 hour bus ride we are in Ravenna, where the CCWC dragon boat races are to be held. […]

VANCOUVER GLOBAL BC – They are all survivors, living through a battle against cancer, and last weekend they saved a man’s life. The FLCC Fort-itude (Fort Langley Canoe Club, part of Abreast In A Boat) dragon boat team was about to begin its usual Saturday practice session in Fort Langley last Saturday, when they heard someone yelling for help.

Turns out a man had been out for a row earlier in the day and had grown tired. When he went to remove one of his oars before pulling up to the dock he fell in to the water without a lifejacket on.

Deas, Fortitude, Richmond and Rocky Point crews joined 80 teams July 6 – 8, 2012 at the very popular Save-On-Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival in Maffeo Sutton Park. It was a first for the Rocky Point crew as a whole but definitely won’t be the last. This was the 10th Annual Festival and since 2003 […]

May Day Parade in Fort Langley – May 21, 2012 I am so impressed with all of you who were able to come out today… what a great job and great teamwork from everyone! We did get a bit soggy but hey… we’re used to it! A huge THANK YOU to our sister paddlers and […]