Life after Breast Cancer

Nineteen years ago, the Busting With Life Dragon Boat Team was established to provide hope and inspiration to those with breast cancer, and to make a difference…
 

WE ARE RECRUITING FOR NEW MEMBERS NOW

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Events

ICE BREAKERS
Every Sunday 10:15am-11:30am - Starts 7 May 2017 - Westhaven Marina $5.00

Meet up at 10:15am to pay and for safety setup. This session is the RRR session, designed for Rookies, Returning Paddlers and those that are Recovering or not quite paddle fit wanting a gentle way to come back into paddling. Bookings are essential to ensure we have enough sweeps.
To book please text Heather on 021 103 3677 with YOUR FULL NAME + ICE BREAKERS by 6pm Saturday night. Likewise, if you are not able to make it, text again to cancel your seat. No replies will be sent unless it's to cancel. If less than 8 will cancel the session by 8pm Saturday night.
NOTE: No Winter training session when there are races the same day.

WORLD MASTERS GAMES 29/30 April 2017 

Combined Auckland Paddling Squad (PINK CAPS) achieve success in all of their Events with 3 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal ... CONGRATULATIONS

POLAR BEARS
Every Sunday 8:30am-10:15am - Starts 23 April 2017 - Westhaven Marina $5.00

Aimed at paddlers who are already paddle fit and wanting 1 hour+ non-stop hard core paddling session. Meet up at 8:30am to load the boats (no load - no paddle) returning by 10:15/30am. This session aims to venture out past the break wall and paddle where ever there are fair winds and tide. It is a scenic journey you only get in Winter paddling from 6-12km giving you a full and complete paddlers work out. Bookings are essential to ensure we have enough sweeps.
To book please text Heather on 021 103 3677 with YOUR FULL NAME + POLAR BEARS by 6pm Saturday night. Likewise, if you are not able to make it, text again to cancel your seat. No replies will be sent unless it's to cancel.
NOTE: No Winter training session when there are races the same day.
 

National Championships, Lake Karapiro, Friday & Saturday 7/8 April 2017
We achieved a personal best — under 12 minutes for the 2km race! But we did know, in that moment, that all of our hard work had paid off and made that moment possible. Together, we had achieved something really difficult.
 
Regional Championships, Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Saturday 18 March 2017
It was an amazing day with amazing people.  Everyone dug deep and found the energy needed. It was exceptionally nice to have some "bling" at the end.
 
Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, January 2017

It’s a long time since one season newbie had been part of a sports team; she said it felt great to be part of a fabulous group of friendly women who had a shared experience and had improved their fitness at the same time.
 

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Becoming a Supporter or Sponsor

Without our Sponsors, Donors and key supporters, Busting With Life could not stay afloat. The whole team is involved in a myriad of fundraising activities, and the corporate sponsorships and trust grants are our lifeblood. We are indebted to our Sponsors and Donors for their contributions. Have a look on our dedicated Sponsors and Donors page for more information.

To make an instant on-line donation via secure website givealittle.co.nz, click here now. Busting With Life is grateful for any and all support.

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Members - Latest Updates

  • 03 July 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 18 May 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 13 May 2017 - (Home Page/Events/Gallery -Regional & National Championships 2017)
  • 19 April 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 13 April 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)
  • 07 February 2017 - (Events/Gallery - Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, Viaduct Harbour, January 2016)
  • 26 January 2017 - (Home Page - Dates for future events updated)

Paddles Ready !!!

For nineteen years and counting, the Busting With Life Dragon Boat team has participated in dragon boat racing to make a difference – to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage those living with it to lead full and active lives. And, while making a difference in the wider community, members have competed locally, nationally and internationally, enjoyed new and sustaining friendships, gained from enhanced fitness, and had endless fun.

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Recent News

New Paddlers - Join us NOW!
Have you had breast cancer?
Are you ready to try something new?
Take a look at dragonboat racing.
For more information and to find out about our training schedule email us now.
 
 
Dates for Future Events
  • Polar Bears, Westhaven Marina - Every Sunday starting Sunday 23 April 2017, 8:30am-10:15am. $5.00 per person
  • Ice Breakers, Westhaven Marina - Every Sunday starting Sunday 7 May 2017, 10:15am-11:30am. $5.00 per person
  • Mid Winter Super 10 - Sunday 30 July 2017, St Mary's Bay Westhaven, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival - Saturday 19 August 2017, Tutukaka Marina, 10:00am-3:00pm TBC
  • Spring Super 10 - Sunday 10 September 2017, St Mary's Bay Westhaven, 9:00am-12noon
  • Spring Super 10 - Sunday 8 October 2017, St Mary's Bay Westhaven, 9:00am-12noon
  • Christmas Beach Races - Saturday 9 December, Location TBC
  • Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta - Monday 29 January 2018, Viaduct Harbour
  • Auckland Regional Championships - 17/18 March 2018, Location TBC