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, but he was ever hopeful he could gather a crew from among his Prostate Support Group friends. We had a chat over coffee and then the full story began to unfold.

The Vancouver International DB Committee and the folks at Dragon Zone were all keen to host the BIG race.  Vince filled, not one, but two boats !! Dragon Zone has given them boats, practice time and steers assistance. The Vancouver International DB committee has arranged media coverage for the Showdown.

A rehearsal practice was held at Dragon Zone on Friday, June 10th, but the REAL Challenge Race happens at Dragon Zone on Friday, June 17th @ 6:30pm at the start of the weekend regatta.

There will be two boats full of brave prostate survivors. Their team name is Butts In A Boat.  AIAB will have two composite boats (from our six crews) eager to show the boys how girls paddle!! It promises to be a FUN evening, not to be missed. Plan to bring family and friends along to cheer for your team.

Of course, the most important message is “living well” after a diagnosis of cancer.

Donations are welcome!

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon (CBCF) @

Prostate Cancer Foundation – BC @