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Hope Floats 

SNCC Hope Floats is a Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat crew 

No experience necessary, no age limits

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 including the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission (IBCPC)  festival that is held once every four years.      

SNCC Hope Floats crew members are members of Canal Dragons and The Warlocks Dragon Boat Crews, creating an atmosphere of support, camaraderie and inclusiveness while meeting the personal athletic needs and goals of individual paddlers.        

 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.    Participation in festivals is not mandatory.   

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 

To join Hope Floats crew : 

1. Email

or call Anne at 289 723 1300 

 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! 

Click on the pictures below for more information

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