In November 2002 three women got together over coffee and contemplated forming a dragon boat team for the breast cancer survivors of Southeast New Brunswick. Inspired by a presentation about dragon boating by Bosom Buddies of Nova Scotia, other breast cancer survivors quickly got on board the project. They thought launching a dragon boat in the waters off New Brunswick was a wonderful idea and were thrilled when the community jumped in with its support.
'tit Bateau came into being as a team in January 2003, and since then we have become friends, a support system for each other and public educators about breast health/breast cancer.
So here we are now, paddles in hand, joining the voices of other breast cancer survivor teams across Canada to increase public awareness of breast health/breast cancer.
We are also strengthening ourselves emotionally and physically while having a lot of fun!
Please take some time to browse our website.
'tit Bateau is a Canadian Registered Charity and any donations made to the team are used solely for team operations, such as festival entrance fees.