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Liverpool June 2019

On 15th June the team travelled to Liverpool's dock land to take part in two days of racing. Firstly we took part in 'Pool of Life's' Dragon and Flowers festival. There were over 60 breast cancer survivor paddlers taking part in this day and Pink Champagne won the...

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Vogalonga Venice June 2019

Another amazing Pink Champagne trip to participate in the 45th Vogalonga in Venice. We had the opening ceremony on Friday, but due to a cruise ship crash and lots of legal stuff we were not allowed to enter the Grand Canal on Friday evening, we instead went up and...

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Sherborne Country Fair 2019

Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Team competed at the dragon boat racing event which was part of Sherborne Country Fair. It was held on Monday 27 May 2019 and there were 24 teams competing. We were the only breast cancer survivors team there. The...

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Barcelona May 2019

Pink Champagne took a team of 10 to Barcelona in May 2019, to compete in the 2nd Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Festival. After a downpour of  rain on the Friday, the sun came out in time for a training session at the Olympic Lake. On the Saturday the team...

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Sun-Moon-Marathon Paddle 2019

On Saturday 11th May 2019, Pink Champagne Breast cancer Survivors Dragon Boat team set off along the River Stour to paddle 27 miles. The team were fund raising to help with ongoing costs of such things as boat storage and maintenance and kit. Due to tides it was...

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Worcester BDA Race

Our first BDA event of the year hosted by Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club, an early start and a cold easterly wind blowing all day. We were honoured to be assigned a dragon boat provided by Worcester Dragons, named 'The Spirit of Helen', named after one of their...

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Five Days in Florence

July 2018 Pink Champagne BCS Dragon Boat team participated in the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy. This is a shorter clip of some of the highlights of that event.  https://youtu.be/B9BKjR7Yhs0   A full length documentary by Peter John Cooper,  about the...

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Heaven Can Wait, I’m Busy December 2018

Mr Les Carvell of "Heaven Can Wait, I'm Busy" kindly donated £500 to Pink Champagne to start off his new campaign called "Get it  Checked."  He is spreading the message to the public at large, to get checked if there are concerns over mental or physical health and to...

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Henley Winter Series November 2018

Pink Champagne took part in the 2nd race of the Henley Winter Series, organised by Henley Dragons and held at their base on the banks of Henley on Thames. It was a perfect November day with blue skies and sunshine, and not to cold once we started racing. There were 16...

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Dotting of The Eye Ceremony

  In August 2018 we had a picnic for our supporters and friends to celebrate, Pink Champagne's 10th year anniversary. We also had a dotting of the eye ceremony for our 2 new boats. The ceremony also called 'Awakening the Dragon' or 'Dotting of the Eye' traditionally...

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Annual Festival Fundraiser

Pink Champagne hosted their Annual Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 16th September 2018 at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre,  Bournemouth BH6 4EN. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb74wxAN6PA&t=31s  

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Pink Champagne in Florence

July 2018,Pink Champagne participated in The IBCPC Festival, Florence, with 122 other Breast Cancer Survivor Teams , from around the world. We trained hard for this event. Our 2 teams Harry and Meghan both had amazing races, each team getting a third place, 2 x second...

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