About Us

Our Mission is to:

Create Dragon Divas, who are women that have been diagnosed with or support those diagnosed with breast or other cancers.  Dragon Divas celebrate life through the camaraderie, excitement and joy of being a dragon boat team; while paddling, racing and working in our communities to raise awareness about breast and other cancers.

Our Team’s Beginnings:

In January of 2003 a group of breast cancer survivors, and the families and friends who supported them decided that Breast Cancer Awareness should be more actively promoted in the Cowichan Valley. The Dragon Divas, the first dragon boat team in the area, were formed and this energetic group of women took the Valley by storm!

In 2004, after much fundraising, a dragon boat was purchased by the team, and our dock at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre became our permanent “home”.

After 14 years, we still paddle our hearts out; we laugh, sing, shout, sweat and cry together and we continue to be a very strong, supportive group who all love to dragon boat!