South Niagara Canoe Club

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SNCC Hope Floats is a Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat crew

Why Dragon Boating for Breast Cancer Survivors?    

Wellness, Fitness, Camaraderie, Fun and Support

Post-treatment, breast cancer survivors may experience some limitiations to their prior level of physical ability.    This can be improved by dragon boat paddling.  Attending 1 to 2 practices per week can help to regain strength, improve fitness levels and provide a great support group with those who have taken a similar cancer journey.

Dragon boating is an upper body activity that is non-weight bearing, therefore associated with less injury.  It is shown to improve range of motion with a carry over into daily life.   As well, the risk of lymphedema can be lowered.

South Niagara Canoe Club dragon boat crews are one big happy dragon boating family.    

SNCC Hope Floats is a Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat crew made up of members from South Niagara Canoe Club.     Sally Rennick is their coach.     SNCC Hope Floats' main focuses are participating in Breast Cancer Survivor festivals such as the IBCPC  festival that is held once every four years, support of one another, improving/maintaining fitness, developing paddling skills, and camaraderie.      

Crew members are free to practice and race in any dragon boat program(s) at SNCC or elsewhere.       There are  two criteria to be on this crew    1.  Must be a breast cancer survivor    2.  Must be a member in good standing of South Niagara Canoe Club       

In addition to participating in SNCC's dragon boat programs of their choice,  SNCC Hope Floats will have an additional minimum  of 2 three hour training sessions, or as agreed upon with their coach each year based on participation in races,   and will enter a minimum of one BCS race or as agreed upon with their coach each year.     Practice frequency and content will be developed by the coach.    

Participation in festivals is not mandatory.    

Fundraising and recruiting is ongoing for the purposes of participating in the IBCPC festival, recruitment, racing shirts & jackets, and for other BCS division races as agreed upon from time to time.   

We welcome you to come paddle with us, 3 sessions for free on the water, or 1 session indoors  click here for more information

to join Hope Floats crew   click here

You must be a member of South Niagara Canoe Club and a Breast Cancer Survivor

For more information please email 


Hope Floats is also known as Wonder Woman's Warriors throughout the community 

for more information about Wonder Woman's Warriors click here   

Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Welland Wellness Complex, Activity Room

     Annual Awards Ceremony & Potluck Dinner

    November 1, 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

    Welland Wellness Complex, Activity Room

    145 Lincoln St, Welland, ON L3B 6E1

    Come and celebrate our paddler's successes for the past year!   We will be doing a potluck, so please register for the event and sign up to bring something!!

    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Welland Legion 383 Morningstar Ave, Welland, ON L3B 5B5

Past events

10 Oct 2018 Dragon Boat Night Paddle
05 Jul 2018 IBCPC
04 Jul 2018 Recreational Dragon Boat - Summer Session
13 Jun 2018 Dragon Boat Naming Ceremony

Copyright - South Niagara Canoe Club 2018

South Niagara Canoe Club is a registered non-profit corporation.  Mailing address:  108 Thorold Rd. East, Welland, ON. L3C 7A6

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