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Spirit Abreast dragon boaters Meet & Greet Mar 16

Staff/Photo by Sherry Hunt


Pacers, Jean Olsen (L) and Gisele Allen in front and steer person Graham Houlker is in the back. Everyone stretching! Coach, Sherry Hunt, took this photo from the drummer's chair.


t's that time of the year already. The ladies of the Spirit Abreast Dragon Boating Team are dusting off their paddles and getting ready for another awesome year on the water. But first things first, and that means a cool little Meet and Greet at Decades Coffee.


Aside from socializing and re-connecting with old friends, Sherry Dunn, Community Involvement for Spirit Abreast, says they're looking for new faces at the get-together.

"We are a team of breast cancer survivors and supporters who are seeking paddlers and volunteers for the 2015 Season," she said in an email to The Voice on Sunday. "We want to encourage women from the Upper Fraser Valley to come out and bring a friend to our social season opener."

Beating everything in sight on the water in one of the team's goals, another noble one is being out in the community interacting on educating and prevention strategies for better health and a cancer-free future.

"The team is a wonderful support system for cancer patients and their families as well as a great way to rehabilitate after surgery and lower risks for reoccurrence of cancer," said Dunn. "The team paddles out of Cultus Lake and being out in nature is great for mental and physical health as well."

What: Meet & Greet
When: 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 16th
Where: Decades Coffee Club, 45846 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack

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