Celebrating 20 years of breast cancer paddlers

Spirit Abreast celebrated the 20th anniversary of Canada's first breast cancer dragon boat team, Abreast in a Boat, on the weekend.

Members of Spirit Abreast prepare for the Cultus Lake Days parade on Saturday.

Members of Spirit Abreast prepare for the Cultus Lake Days parade on Saturday.

Members of Spirit Abreast prepare for the Cultus Lake Days parade on Saturday.

The team, made up of breast cancer survivors and supporters, were in the parade celebrating the 20-year Paddle Party plus they were looking for new members to join.

The nation-wide Paddle Party marked the 20th anniversary of Canada’s first breast cancer survivor team, Abreast in a Boat in False Creek, and saw breast cancer teams across Canada gather to celebrate in their own way.

Those interested in joining Spirit Abreast can get more info, including contact names and emails, at www.spiritabreast.org.