Contacts & Links



Resources & Links:

Alberta Lymphedema Association
Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Canadian Cancer Society
HBOC Society
Wellspring Calgary

Cancer Support – Alberta

Alberta Lymphedema Association

The mission of the Alberta Lymphedema Association is to optimize health for lymphedema patients through education and support, and increase awareness of lymphedema within the medical community and the general public of Alberta. We support and encourage the advancement of Lymphedema Research. We raise funds to achieve the goals of the Alberta Lymphedema Association.

c/o 55 Brookpark Crescent SW, Calgary AB T2W 2W6
Tel: (403) 281-9205 Fax: (403) 280-9467


CanSurmount helps people with cancer. They are a support group who are available to give emotional support to cancer patients and their families. Trained volunteers go to the hospital or home to share encouragement, strength and understanding. Training is provided from Canadian Cancer Society.

HOPE Cancer Support Association of Alberta

HOPE (Helping Ourselves Psychologically & Physically Everyday) is a non-profit, charitable society founded in 1984 by Ginger Cunes. HOPE encourages patient and health care professional partnerships, and promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health in people living with cancer (during and after treatment) and their families through weekly meetings. Meetings include a gentle relaxation exercise and open discussion on a wide range of topics. One-on-one support is also available. Please call for further information.

Contact: (403) 802-0852, Local 2 (available 24 hours for messages) or Leslie at

Breast Cancer Support – Alberta

Action for Breast Cancer Calgary

Survivor-led, independent organization that runs bi-monthly meetings.
c/o YWCA , Box ABCC, 320 -5th Avenue SE

Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope is a volunteer run organization raising money for women living with Breast Cancer. We give immediate help with everyday expenses and needs on a temporary basis. Help comes in the form of child care, mortgage payment assistance, utilities, groceries, medication etc. We also sponsor a breast cancer patient per TAPESTRY retreat program at the Tom Baker Cancer Center. We also have purchased equipment for the Tom Baker and donated money for the clinical labs.

PO Box 812 Stn M Calgary, AB T2P 2J6
Phone: (403) 228-9539 Fax: (403) 277-3446

Breast Cancer Teams


Abreast of ‘bridge, Lethbridge
Breast Friends, Edmonton

British Columbia

Abreast In A Boat, Vancouver
Angels Abreast, Nanaimo
Abreast of Life CVI, Central Vancouver Island
Buoyant Buddies, Vernon, Joanne Taylor:
Bust ‘N Loose, Kelowna
Friends Abreast, Shuswap
Hope Afloat, Comox
Island Breaststrokers, Victoria
Kootaney Robusters, Trail
NorthBreast Passage, Prince George
Pink Piston Paddlers, Shuswap
River Spirit, Campbell River
Spirit Abreast, Chilliwack
Sunshine Dragons Abreast, Sunshine Coast
Survivorship, Penticton


Chemo Savvy, Winnipeg
Waves of Hope, Brandon

New Brunswick

Breasts Ahoy, Saint John
‘tit Bateau, Southeast New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Bosom Buddies, a Provincial team
Cape Breastoners, Cape Breton
Women Alike Abreast A River, New Glasgow


A Breast or Knot, Windsor
Breaststrokes, Guelph
Busting Out, Ottawa
Canadians Abreast, Messengers of Hope, National
Dragons Abreast, Toronto
Knot A Breast, Hamilton
Pink Sensations, Pickering
Survivors Abreast, Peterborough
The Breast Buddies, Sarnia
The Dragon Flies, Port Perry
Warriors of Hope, North Bay


Busting with Energy, Saskatoon


Two Abreast/Cote a Cote, Montreal
Vise-a-Vie, Quebec
West Island Dragons, Pointe-Claire


Abreast of Life, Christchurch, New Zealand
Busting with Life, Auckland, New Zealand
Dragons Abreast, Australia
Dragonheart, Vermont, USA
Pink Phoenix, Oregon, USA

Dragon Boat Links

International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF)
Great White North
Worldwide Dragon Boat Calendar
Dragon Boat Canada
Canadian Community Dragonboating Association
Dragon Boat World International Magazine
Water’s Edge Performance
Dragon Boat West


Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Lethbridge, Alberta


Breast Cancer Site