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Abreast of Life Dragon Boat Team for Central Vancouver Island was founded in 1998 by a group of women who were all breast cancer survivors. Fundraising and community support enabled us to purchase a secondhand dragon boat which was one of the original False Creek "six sixteen" boats made in Vancouver.

The team is made up of paddlers from Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum, Errington, Whiskey Creek and Qualicum north.

The Canadian Forces granted Abreast of Life permission to practise and to moor our boat at CFMETR base in Nanoose Bay, providing us with security and beautiful protected waters.

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