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What You Need To Know About Lake Karapiro

The countdown has officially started for the IBCPC Festival 2022 and Team Missabittatitti is getting excited.

Before we pack out suitcases and start handing out paddle covers, let’s review the details of this breast cancer survivor international paddling event.

The breathtaking location

From Monday 28 March – Sunday 3 April both male and female breast cancer survivors and their supporters will descend upon Cambridge, New Zealand to race on Lake Karapiro.

Lake Karapiro is a world-class sports venue. Dragons Abreast Brisbane has already paddled on the expansive Lake in April 2018, when we were invited to participate in the New Zealand Nationals.

A Global Festival

While we may be familiar with the location, preparation for a global sporting festival takes time and effort

Since it was established in 2010, the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission has. The festival is an international non-competitive participatory event for breast cancer paddler teams who engage in Dragonboat activities as post breast cancer diagnosis rehabilitation.

What will be on offer?

  • Dragon boat racing
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshops

The IBCPC Event in Numbers

  • Up to 5,000 people celebrating
  • Over 240 IBCPC member teams participating
  • 30 countries
  • All continents involved

Over a massive five days, we will have our paddles ready to take on the world as this spectacular sporting event for breast cancer survivors dragon boat paddling unfolds.

The 2022 IBCPC Festival 2022 will run from Monday 28 March – Sunday 3 April.
Registration opens 1 April 2020

Find out more about the event at the official event website.


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