Our Mission

West Island Dragons, a dragon boat racing team, paddle together in celebration of life to demonstrate that there can be healthy, active living after breast cancer.

The West Island Dragons was founded in 2003 by a group of tenacious women, all connected by a common thread – each one was a breast cancer survivor, determined to regain strength, vitality and purpose following her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.

Today, we are part of a worldwide sisterhood of women who believe that life can be lived to the fullest after breast cancer diagnosis. We believe that physical exercise, participation in sports and healthy outdoor activities enhances the quality of life. The sport of dragon boat racing enable us so to do, and gives us the visibility to share our philosophy, hope and joy with others.