Twenty five years ago, Canada’s own Dr. Don McKenzie of Vancouver, B.C. refused to believe that Breast Cancer Survivors (“BCS”) would never be able to participate in upper body sports again. He formed the first BCS Dragon Boat crew, and survivors from all over the world have since enjoyed healthy, active lives after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Every four years, the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission hosts a BCS Dragon Boat Festival. Members of Hope Floats paddled in Peterborough, Ontario in 2010, Sarasota, Florida in 2014, where 2,500 survivors representing 12 countries participated and in Florence, Italy in 2018 where 4,000 Breast Cancer Survivors representing every continent in the world were in attendance. We temporarily renamed our team to Wonder Woman’s Warriors to participate in the 2018 International BCS Dragon Boat Festival which was held in Florence, Italy.
We have a challenge ahead of us to reach our fundraising goals. Toward that end, we are holding many spaghetti dinners, silent auctions, craft sales, bake sales and more.
Please attend our events to help support us in our efforts to raise money for our entire crew to participate in festivals and training.
BCS Dragon Boat Festivals locally and
At the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival
Held every 4 years
Wellness and Fitness
Camaraderie and Fun
Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness
Support For Each Other
Some of us have been paddling for just one season; others have been paddling for more than a decade. Dragon boating has given us the support and courage we need to live fully as cancer survivors.