About Us

Pink Crusaders is a team of Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS) and supporters – women and men, who not only love to paddle and race dragon boats but like to remain active and connected as a team all year long! 

For the 2022 season, Pink Crusaders will be practicing once per week on Wednesday nights, starting at 6:00 pm for a warmup and a 1hour 15 minute practice on the water (6:15 pm to 7:30 pm), leaving from the Outer Harbour Dragon Boat Club at 483 Unwin Avenue, Toronto. 

We are entering our 8th year in 2022 and are looking for new paddlers to join our growing regular crew!

Our objective is to introduce the sport to breast cancer survivors and take advantage of the great camaraderie and adrenaline rush of racing that makes this such a great sport. No experience is required in any sport.  We'll become part of the huge family of breast cancer survivor teams from Canada, the USA, and across the world. You can do it! 

We joined the International Breast Cancer Paddlers' Commission (IBCPC) in 2017 and some of our paddlers raced in their event in Florence, Italy in July 2018.  Many of us hope to race in New Zealand in 2023 at the next IBCPC event.

Meet new people, learn new skills, breathe in some fresh air, enjoy the waterfront, and get a little exercise along the way.  Register for the team and you will get to experience all this and more.  This is the fastest growing water sport in the world as it is great for beginners and ANYONE can do this (no prior sport experience is required). We'll learn together practice by practice, and we guarantee this will be a very rewarding experience on many levels.