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Survivorship Dragon Boat Team

Penticton & South Okanagan

A group of breast cancer survivors who want to live healthy, active lives and show other life does not end with a cancer diagnosis. Survivorship does this by dragon boating.

Specialties: Fitness Studios & Sports, Breast Health & Thermography

Location:Penticton & South Okanagan
Address: P.O. Box 22089
Penticton, BC  Canada
V2A 8L1

South Okanagan Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Team

What Are The Benefits of Paddling?
•Non-weight-bearing – there is lower risk of injury than weight-dependent activities such as running.
•Safe – with proper technique the paddler can recruit a reasonable amount of muscle mass and induce positive adaptations in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

•Suited to a wide variety of ages and athletic abilities – training intensity can be varied simply by pulling harder and still provide each paddler with a training effect.

•Psychologically positive – a team sport that builds harmony and togetherness, dragonboating is an exhilarating experience that every paddler has enjoyed

What Do I Have To Do To Join?
We would like you to try paddling before you make the commitment to join the team. Survivorship practices on Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 9 am, April through September. Please arrange to come out by contacting one of our executive members by using the "contact us" page. When you have decided to become a member of Survivorship, you will be asked to fill out some forms and pay a yearly membership fee of $150.00. This fee provides you with the equipment that you need to paddle, insurance coverage and registration in festivals throughout the year. We are confidant that you will enjoy dragon boating, so, PLEASE COME AND JOIN US

One on One
Emotional Support for Women
diagnosed with breast cancer

We are Breast Cancer Survivors.
We have been where you are right now.
We know the importance of having a confidant, someone to share and understand your concerns and fears. We can support and guide you in your search for information, resources and understanding.

"Tomorrow's Hope volunteers are available to support through your diagnosis and treatment and guide you on your journey of recovery.

Contact Info
Our Penticton Surgeons are in support of this program and with your permission they will give us your contact info and you will receive a call from us to set up a visit either at home or in the hospital. Or you can call Cathie at 250-494-8086 or 250-809-1857.

My name is Ann McWhinnie and I am officially a ‘newbie’. I really didn’t know what that meant a year ago nor did I know what it would mean to me to be one. Last year as I was going through my surgery, chemo and radiation I had no idea so much hardship would bring something as uplifting as this team into my life.

Don Mullhall has been Survivorship's coach since the inception of the team in 2000. He "took on" this group of inexperienced dragon boaters and turned them into "a well oiled machine" in no time! As you can read in "Our Story" on the history page, you will find that Survivorship had early successes due to Don's coaching. He has traveled with the team to festivals all over BC and even to Australia with us in 2007. Coach Don not only coaches the team....he also participates in "extra-curricular" activities! He can even be talked into wearing pink every now and then!