Who are The Dragon Flies?

circle of friends

The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group, better known as The Dragon Flies, formed in the fall of 2002. Members come from all walks of life to enjoy social and emotional benefits as well as a physical sense of well-being in a team atmosphere. This group, ranging in ages from 44 to 79 years of age, use the sport of dragon boating as one of their major activities to encourage and maintain a healthy life style during and following the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Members of The Dragon Flies are from the City of Kawartha Lakes, Port Perry, Uxbridge and surrounding areas.

Our Mission

To raise public awareness about breast cancer and the achievement of living full and active lives following a diagnosis of breast cancer through dragon boating as well as other wellness programs and to raise funds in support of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment at local hospitals.

Our Vision

That all people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the vicinities of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Township of Uxbridge and Township of Scugog will have the opportunity to participate in dragon boating and/or other wellness programs designed to promote full and active living.

Why do they do it?

paddling out to the lake

Members of The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group came together to support one another and to share a spirit of positive energy following diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Members have had first-hand experience with breast cancer-a commonality that has brought them together.

Every appearance made by The Dragon Flies team is meant as an avenue to educate and encourage women or men living with breast cancer to lead full and active lives.

As outlined in The Dragon Flies' organizational constitution the charitable objectives are as follows:

  • To provide support for those affected by debilitating diseases, illnesses and conditions by offering education and counseling and by establishing mutual support groups
  • To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal income therefrom, from time to time, to charitable organizations that are also registered charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada)


How do they do it?

  • Regular monthly membership meetings
  • Fitness Programs
  • Retreats
  • Seminars
  • Resource Library
  • Outreach and Support
  • Public Speaking Appearances
  • Fundraising