• “When you push off from the dock … we’re all in the same boat. 
    This isn’t about cancer anymore. It’s about exercise and health and the rest of your life. 
    When we push off we’re paddling away from breast cancer.” 

    - Dr. Don McKenzie, Founder, Abreast In A Boat 
  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” 

    - Vivian Greene 
  • “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” 

    - T.H. Thompson & John Watson 
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 
    The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.’ 

    - Nelson Mandela 

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The amaBele Belles Paddling Club AGM

The amaBele Belles Paddling Club held their AGM on 25 January 2014 in Rondebosch.

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Rotary Dragon Boat Regatta

Every year, the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope invites companies to participate in their Annual Dragon Boat Festival. This is held at the Sandvlei Yacht Club, and 2013 marked the 7th of such events. Teams compete for the coveted trophy, the day is packed with colourful events, and all the money raised this year […]

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Chappies Moonlit Walk

The Sisterhood SA walked 42.6 kilometres for Project Flamingo! Hats off to their initiative to raise money to assist women with timeous mastectomy surgery. We salute their enthusiasm, endurance and passion to brave the dimly lit road. This was a walk with a difference.

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1st World BCS Dragon Boat Championships 2006

The amaBele Belles, the first Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing team in Africa, returned in early October 2006 with a trophy and silver medals from the 1st Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat World Championships in Singapore. The club was formed in April this year (2006) and as the newest team in the championship were […]

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Canada 2010

The amaBele Belles have recently returned from Celebrating Life with over 2000 breast cancer survivors in Canada. WOW what a wonderful time we had in Peterborough, Canada! From the time we climbed off the bus at our hotel to the time we left on the Monday we were made to feel special – the people […]

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