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EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival / Salmon Arm 

15 Jun 2024, 8:00 am – 3:30 pmSalmon Arm, Marine Park Dr, Salmon Arm, BC V1E, CanadaThe 18th Annual Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival is open for Team Registration as of March 1, 2024.

Sun, 04 Aug2024 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

04 Aug 2024, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Burlington, 60 Battery St, Burlington, VT 05401, USA

The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival is a community dragon boat festival held in Burlington, Vermont along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.

Sat, 14 Sept2024 Singapore Sea Regatta

14 Sept 2024, 9:00 am – 15 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm

Sentosa, Tanjong Beach, Singapore

The Singapore Sea Regatta 2024 will be the inaugural sea dragonboat race in Singapore, with a central aim at raising awareness for breast cancer.

Sat, 28 Sept2024 KC Dragon Boat Festival / Shawnee Misson Park 

28 Sept 2024, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee, KS, USA

GWN and the KC Pink Warriors are proud to present the inaugural Kansas City Dragon Boat Festival.

Wed, 22 Jan 2025 Unleash the Dragons! / Sarasota 

22 Jan 2025, 6:00 pm – 26 Jan 2025, 10:30 pm

Sarasota, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235, USA

Dragon Boat Festival & Leadership Camp: this inaugural event is open to all cancer survivor paddlers of all skill levels.

Mon, 24 Aug IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival

24 Aug 2026, 8:00 am – 30 Aug 2026, 9:00 pm

Aix-les-Bains, 73100 Aix-les-Bains, France

The 2026 IBCPC Festival will take place on the shores of Lac du Bourget, France’s largest natural glacial lake.

NEWS

Team Awards

Compiled by Louise Granahan. Does you team have an awards ceremony? Do you recognize teammates who make special contributions to your team at an end of year dinner? Here are some ideas for someRead more

Sport Accord Summit

Submitted by Meri Gibson. What an adventure it was to be able to get to the SportAccord on time. I finished my role as Event Safety Director at the New Zealand Dragon Boat National championships, hopRead more

Special Announcement from Brazil

It is with great pride that we announce to the breast cancer paddling community and all those interested that Larissa Lima is the supervisor of the Dragon Boat modality for the Brazilian CanoeingRead more

Scams

Submitted by Louise Granaham. It is amazing to be able to use technology to follow races, communicate with teammates, get information about regattas, etc.  Sadly, scammers are also a part ofRead more

Linked In Pinks

Submitted by JoAnne Moore. Members of Linked in Pinks representing ten BCS teams in the USA and Canada traveled to Mexico in late January to participate in Mexico’s first dragon boat festivalRead more

Olympic Flame

This Olympic year will be a busy one for the Dragon Ladies. No medal in sight, of course, but an extraordinary showcase. Three French crews will be represented among the torchbearers. The OlympicRead more

Nova Scotia Advocacy

I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma - Breast Cancer in Feb 2022 at the age of 56. I was working over 30 years in a career that I enjoyed, preparing for retirement but feeling like I had maRead more

News From Argentina

The year 2024 burst onto the scene with a wave of good news for the Amazonas de Córdoba Foundation.  Just a few years ago, in 2017, they were just a small group of women who, against all odds,Read more

News From Brazil

Submitted by Thays Oliveira. The year in which the Remadoras Rosa do Brasil turns 10, there is news about new teams, the return of the dragon boat in the Brazilian Canoeing Confederation and theRead more

Official Statement

The International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission is a non-political, non-partisan organization.  As such, we will not make any political statements supporting or denouncing any politicalRead more

President's Report

Greetings from a warm autumn day in Christchurch New Zealand. We are lucky that the weather is still holding and that dragon boat paddlers are still able to get out on the water in the sunshine. IRead more

In Memory of André Poirier

Submitted by Chantal Lachance. It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of André Poirier, member of Vise-a-Vie Dragon boat team.  André Poirier was one of the men who had takenRead more

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