Executive 2018-19

President - Janet Ferns
Vice President - Linda Fraser
Secretary - Pat Nicholls
Treasurer - Liz Burdeniuk
Past President - Barb Puetz

- Krista Kenney
- Gaye Clapperton



Many thanks to our awesome coaches, Lynda Bradley and Audrey Spiller, for your dedicated and supportive coaching. You inspire us to be all we can be and more!

A huge thanks to our steers persons, Kevin Clapperton, Helen Hall and Barb Puetz. Thanks for your support and patience, helping us to move forward in the right direction!

If you are interested in joining the Shuswap Dragon Boat Society, either as a Paddling Team Member or Friend of the Boat, please complete our membership registration form.

We can always use help on our committees. Please take a look at our SDBS Committee List if you are interested.

For more information about dragon boating with Friends Abreast, please contact friendsabreast@gmail.com


Our Friends Abreast Dragon Boat team formed in 2002. We were the first dragon boat team on the Shuswap. Our team is made up of breast cancer survivors and supporters.

We participate in dragon boat festivals in B.C. We support the Canadian Cancer Society.

Our team members also participate in other related activities such as Relay for Life and Curl for Cancer. Our goal is to support breast cancer survivors, promote health and wellness and create awareness of breast cancer in our communities.


2011 Team Picture

Dragon Boat Drummer


New Team Song!

We are excited about our new team song that adds power to our practice sessions - please click here to view a copy.