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IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival

  • Cascine Park 1 Piazza della Signoria Firenze, Toscana, 50122 Italy (map)
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We're headed to Italy for the IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival!

Since its institution in 2005, the festival is an international non-competitive participatory event targeting Breast Cancer Survivors teams who engage in Dragon Boat activities as post-operative rehabilitation. For the first time, the festival will take place in Continental Europe — in Italy! That's the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission Dragon Boat Festival, and it is held every four years under the auspices of the International Breast Cancer Paddler’s Commission.

The International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) has 166 breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams on five continents. Its mandate is to encourage the establishment of breast cancer dragon boat teams, within the framework of participation and inclusiveness. It supports the development of recreational dragon boat paddling as a contribution to a healthy life style for those diagnosed with breast cancer.


tenative festival program 

Day 1 – July 3rd, 2018

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Delivery Race Package

Day 2 – July 4th, 2018

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Delivery Race Package

Day 3 – July 5th, 2018

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Delivery Race Package

Day 4 – July 6th, 2018



Delivery race package
Practice and briefing for captains and sweeps
IBCPC Congress
Pink Parade
Opening Ceremony

Day 5 – July 7th, 2018


Day 6 – July 8th, 2018

Sandy Smith Global Finale
Flower Ceremony
Closing ceremony and aperitivo party!

Earlier Event: June 9
Paddle For Pink
Later Event: August 18
Hartford Race