Dragons Abreast Tasmania Hobart (DATH) will be holding a “Come and Try Day” for breast cancer survivors and supporters.
Dragon boating for breast cancer survivors began in Vancouver, Canada, in 1996 by Professor Don McKenzie, who conducted a trial study to see if paddling would have any adverse effects on patients with breast cancer.
Dragons Abreast Australia was founded in the Northern Territory by Michelle Hanton, in 1998 and is now a national organisation with member groups in every State and Territory.
Dragons Abreast Tasmania Hobart (DATH) is the southern-most Dragons Abreast club in Australia and started in 2003 with a small group of determined women, some of whom still paddle with us today.
Dragons Abreast Tasmania Hobart is a local club for breast cancer survivors and special supporters. It is a great way to get fit and have fun in the company of others who have also gone through breast cancer treatments. It is open to both men and women and the club welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels.
Club members train in Lindisfarne Bay out of the Lindisfarne Rowing Club but have also paddled on the Huon, Derwent, Mersey, Tamar, North Esk Rivers, at Lake Barrington and have competed interstate and overseas. Last year, a team competed in Florence.