Dragons Abreast Australia invites you to our celebration of life in September 2007. The event is called ABREAST IN AUSTRALIA 2007.
We anticipate approximately 2000 breast cancer survivors from around the world to celebrate with us in sunny Queensland, giving a HUGE presence and face for breast cancer.
The event will be held over three full days from 28 - 30 September and not only will there be dragon boat paddling but there are a host of other activities available for all participants.
Come and join the many survivors from Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand and the United States for the event of a lifetime.
What can you expect over the 3 days?
Welcome packs with a host of goodies for each participant
Dragon Boat races
Mini Expo for everyone
Dragons Abreast Australia, in conjunction with our Abreast in Australia regatta have pleasure in inviting you to a Lymphoedema Workshop by world expert and vibrant presenter on the topic of lymphoedema - Professor Neil Piller from Flinders University, Adelaide.
Sunday 30 September
Caloundra Events Centre from 1.30-4.00pm
There is no formal charge for the workshop but we would appreciate a paper donation to help cover expenses.
The Opening Ceremony will be held on the Friday night at Kings Beach Park in Caloundra. The evening will include a variety of food stalls where you can select what you fancy for dinner (all included in the cost of your registration package!)
As part of the celebrations a Street Parade will be held through Caloundra. ALL teams will be invited to participate with your mascots and banners. A chance to dress up in your Pinkest Finery and really fly the flag for breast cancer, your team, your State and your country!
Workshops are being organised to cater for both supporters and survivors. Sessions will be varied and include fun stuff like belly dancing, Reiki, aromatherapy sessions, learning about Australia culture and much, much more. There will also be add on workshops dealing with specific subjects like lymphoedema.
The Mini Expo Area
The Dragon Walk of History will be the central piece of the Expo - this will be a fascinating trip through the years that we have been established and will highlight our member groups and landmark events. There will be a number of exhibitors covering a wide range of interests. Activities include hands on experiences as well as a variety market stalls and 'fun' items to participate in - including activities for the kids.
A refreshment garden will be available and a variety of food stalls will cater to your needs, including vegetarian options.
Our local media partners Hot 91FM will broadcast live from the site at various times and our camera crew will be out looking for wonderful subjects for the souvenir DVD. Your chance to be a media star!
Don't miss this! It's being held at Aussie World on Saturday night. It will be Aussie themed, great tucker, bush bands, rides and more! We have booked out the entire venue for exclusive use of Abreast in Australia. It'll be a blast!
Dragon Boat Racing
Let's not forget the main event. The racing. Lake Kawana is a fabulous purpose built water raceway. Racing will be in abundance for the full 3 days. We will have plenty of boats and while one group is racing the next will be loading up ready to go, all to keep the event running smoothly and on time! Expect to be racing against another 5 boats in your races.
Flowers on the Water
We all know how special this event is. If you've never been to one before, it is truly moving and this will be truly amazing! It'll take place on the Sunday around lunchtime.
Of course we can't forget the closing ceremony. A chance to reflect and say goodbye to your new friends. This one is a surprise!