Chestmates Dragon Boat Team
Chestmates is the only Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat team in the catchment serviced by the Southeastern Regional Cancer Centre. To be a member of Chestmates, a paddler must have had breast cancer. Each paddler must consult with their physician to ensure it is safe to paddle, in particular if you have just completed your course of treatment. Because Dragon Boating is a physical sport, we recommend a good solid level of fitness which can be enhanced by engaging in the free fitness programs offered at BCAK. Chestmates provides the coaching, and equipment you need to paddle. The team connection is amazing – we paddle to bring hope and awareness to others with the diagnosis of breast cancer. Our team, paddles out of Collins Bay Marina, twice a week from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays between May and September. Our member's ages have ranged from 20+ to 80+, and we still have original paddlers from 2003 paddling in our dragon boat in 2020!