Paddling For Life

Bosom Buddies is a group of breast cancer survivors committed to support and care for each other, to paddle as a dragon boat team and to increase our self-esteem while building our physical and emotional health.

Sport 50/50 Split (For residents of Nova Scotia)

Our team is fundraising as part of Sport Split 50/50 Lottery, a monthly province wide multi-sport 50/50 raffle to help raise funds for teams, clubs and organizations across Nova Scotia. To support us go to and select Bosom Buddies of Nova Scotia.

Purchase tickets from $5.00 – $50.00 and help us both be winners!

2026 IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, France

The announcement has been made! πŸŽ‰

We are so excited to welcome you in Aix les Bains Riviera des Alpes from the 24th to 30th August 2026 on the beautiful Bourget Lake. πŸ”

πŸ‘‰More info to come here and on

This is the start of a new and exciting adventure shared with International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission and its incredible community. πŸ₯°


The Spring 2024 Newsletter has been released.

Check out what’s been going on with the team!

Paddling Info 2024 Season

Lake Banook

Tuesdays – 6pm
Thursdays – 6pm
Saturdays – 9am

Maders Cove (South Shore boat)

Wednesday evenings

Paddling sessions are weather dependent. Paddlers will be advised of any cancellations/changes.

Our Mandate

Bosom Buddies is a group of women in Nova Scotia, living with breast cancer, who have decided to go against traditional thinking and become real examples of life after breast cancer.

Following the lead of the original Abreast in a Boat team in Vancouver, they have formed a dragon boat team, which they hope to race in festivals throughout Canada.

But this isn’t only about paddling. Bosom Buddies is about educating people and letting them know they can make a difference. This is a story about a wonderfully positive response to a deadly disease.

Most companies employ large numbers of women and one in nine of those women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. No one can ignore the statistics, but awareness about the quality of life after treatment needs to be raised. Bosom Buddies is trying to raise this awareness in the best possible way – by living their message. Breast cancer can affect anyone, young or old, but THERE IS LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER – active, fun, powerful, upbeat, vigorous life.

We are a 100% volunteer-based organization with a group vision to raise breast cancer awareness so that we can eventually find a cure and help people who are living with this disease.

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