South Niagara Canoe Club

   Hope Floats Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat 

Hope Floats 

SNCC Hope Floats is a Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat crew 

No experience necessary, no age limits

To join Hope Floats crew 

 please email 

or call Anne at:   289-723-1300

SNCC Hope Floats' main focuses are to share the benefits of exercise and team participation with Breast Cancer Survivors through Dragon Boat and to support one another while improving/maintaining fitness and developing paddling skills.    

 We participate in Breast Cancer Survivor festivals particularly the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission (IBCPC)  festival that is held once every four years.          

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

Participation in festivals is not mandatory.   Hope Floats members choose to dragon boat with our recreational and/or competitive crew.    Hope Floats members  participate in Breast Cancer Survivor (BCS) specific events such as fundraising, socials, community outreach and additional practices leading up to BCS festivals.  

Next Hope Floats Meet & Greet @ Wellspring Niagara  TBA

due to Covid-19 in person meet and greets were cancelled, and we are currently in the process of developing a plan to continue our outreach 

 Why Dragon Boating for Breast Cancer Survivors?    

Wellness, Fitness, Camaraderie, Fun and Support

Post-treatment, breast cancer survivors may experience some limitations 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


We are always recruiting.   

How can you help?  If you can  hang up our poster, and hand out our flyer, you can help us reach more Breast Cancer Survivors.   

 please click here for our poster and/or click here for our 3 fold flyer   

Thank you for sharing!

* Please note, this flyer is designed to be folded in a Z fold.    The front page is the right panel of the first page of the word document, it says Hope Floats at the top.  The back page is the right panel on the second page of the word document, it is the page that says Registration on it. 

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

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