Shuswap Dragon Boating Society - Friends Abreast

The hard work of our membership committee paid off signing up 10 new paddlers this year. A paddling clinic was organized to give the new members a mini session on ‘how to paddle’. Their enthusiasm was carried into the boat each practice renewing our love of paddling for everyone.

Relay for Life was held in June with a team members participating in the 24 hour walk. The weather didn’t cooperate but all walkers faced the rain with grit and determination to succeed. Our paddlers did a ‘paddle arch’ for the Survivor’s Walk to begin the relay.

The annul Moonlight paddle was held on August 28th with head lamps, glow sticks lighting the way. For the first time, our team participated in the Salmon Arm Terry Fox run/walk in September. It was a grand day for a good walk! October was our Carnation/mammogram reminder handout. It was well attended. With a team sponsorship from Live Well Physiotherapy, we entered a team for the ‘Curl for Cancer’ on November 4th. The theme this year was ‘Under the Big Top’ – there were some amazing costumes on the ice sweeping rocks!! A huge thank you to members who participate in the mammogram clinics held throughout the year.

The Christmas social on December 6th gave everyone an opportunity to show off their ‘Christmas sweaters’. A skit with a few extra members participating had us all laughing. As always, the pot luck goodies filled two tables!!

Membership Information

We welcome new paddlers – survivors and supporters alike. No experience necessary – we will teach you to paddle.

If you are interested in joining the Shuswap Dragon Boat Society, either as a Paddling Team Member or Friend of the Boat, please complete our membership registration form.