• “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 

The Belles 7th Birthday Celebration

April 6th marked the 7th Birthday of the Amabele Belles Paddling Team. We celebrated with a brunch after our Saturday paddling session, and it was good to have some social time together.

Joining us were Martin Poole, our former coach, as well as Pam Newby, the founder of the Belles.

The Jenny Michie trophy was awarded to Lenora Hammond, for most improved and committed paddler, and the award for the most spirited and enthusiastic paddler went to Merlin Osborne, our Captain.

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