South Niagara Canoe Club

   Hope Floats

Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Crew

No experience necessary, no age limits

 SNCC Hope Floats' main focusses are participating in Breast Cancer Survivor festivals particularly the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission (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  of South Niagara Canoe Club       

Participation in festivals is not mandatory. Hope Floats members may choose to dragon boat with our recreational or competitive crews.   Hope Floats will come together as a single crew for social events and for additional practices leading up to BCS festivals.  

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. 

Click here to let us know you're coming 


to join Hope Floats crew  

register for either 

Recreational Dragon Boat here

or Competitive Dragon Boat here

and choose 'yes' when asked if you would like to be a part of the Hope Floats BCS crew.

For more information please email 

or call Anne at:   289-723-1300

 The Story Behind A Movement

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 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 welcome you to come paddle with us, 3 sessions for free on the water, or 1 session indoors

 click here for more information

or email 

or call Anne at:   289-723-1300


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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