Sunday, June 21, 2015


Dragon Ladies

Pulling for a cause

By Sherry Dunn, Spirit Abreast


pirit Abreast on Cultus Lake after practice, a pink ribbon links our paddles for the 20th year Abreast in a Boat Paddle Party celebration, AiaB is the original breast cancer survivor dragon boat team.


Dragon boat teams throughout the world joined in this celebration.


Maria Heiligers in our pink boat, "Spirit" with the poster for Abreast in a Boat's 20th year celebration.

The pink tractor and Spirit Abreast paddlers in the Cultus Lake Days Parade.

Richard and Barb Laffere with the Atchelitz Thresher men's Association in Chilliwack joined our team with their pink tractor in the parade to raise awareness for cancer research.

The team handed out pink balloons and had a table out to connect with breast cancer survivors who would like to join the team.


 Survivors interested in Spirit Abreast are encouraged to contact our Captain, Cathy Terpstra: 778-808-6937 in order to join in our next practices, June 18th or June 22nd.


The team's next regatta is in Steveston in August and Penticton in September.



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