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Sunday treat for New Paddlers ! (POSTPONED)

Each month we run a 'New Paddlers' session on the last Saturday of the month. However, our May paddle will happen on the Sunday as the river will be busy on the Saturday with other events taking place. This is your opportunity to find out how fantastic it feels to be paddling a Dragon Boat […]

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Award for Lagan Dragon Founder

Captain and Founding Member Joanne Rock was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down on 1st April.  The short ceremony was conducted by the Lord Lieutenant Joan Christie and the award was in recognition of Joanne's services to people with Breast Cancer.

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Joanne Rock BEM

Lagan Dragons Captain & Founder Joanne Rock has been named in the Queens 2019 New Years honours list and is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire Medal - BEM  for services to People with Breast Cancer. Joanne said she was in complete shock when she heard the news and couldn't quite believe it. She has dedicated the award to […]

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Lagan Dragons win gold at the 2018 Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta

Lagan Dragons are now the fasted BCS Dragon Boat team in the UK and Ireland after winning gold at the 2018 Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta narrowly beating their biggest rivals the Plurabelle Paddlers from Dublin. Over the past four years, Lagan Dragons have been steadily moving up the podium places from 3rd to […]

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Lagan Dragons exceed expectations in Florence

Lagan Dragons represented Northern Ireland for the first time ever at the 2018 IBCPC Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy and finished 47th out of 128 teams from around the world. Every four years the International Breast Cancer Participatory Dragon Boat Festival takes place and is hosted by a different country each time. Thousands of […]

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Lagan Dragons Captain wins 'Game Changer Award' at the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards 2018

Inspirational Joanne Rock lifts inaugural Game Changer prize for work with cancer survivors Big impact: Joanne Rock of Lagan Dragons is presented with her Game Changer award at last night’s Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. She received her award from Hannah Shields and Clare McAllister, Sales and Marketing Manager Electric Ireland NI, sponsors of the category […]

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RPS Belfast Supporting 'Sponsor a Dragon'

Lagan Dragons will be representing Northern Ireland at the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy in July 2018. Lagan Dragons are raising money to help cover associated costs and we recently launched our 'Sponsor a Dragon' campaign with great success! Thank you to RPS Belfast & Dr Michael Shaw Managing […]

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Lagan Dragons win the 'Healthy Living category at the 2017 World Health Organization Healthy City Awards!'

On November 5th 2017 Lagan Dragons Captain Joanne Rock attended the World Health Organization Healthy City Awards in Clifton House, Queen Street, Belfast. Nuala McAllister Belfast Lord Mayor announced 'Lagan Dragons' as the joint winners with 'Beat the Street' in the Healthy Living Category with judges specifically commending the club for providing such wonderful peer support […]

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Sunday Life - May 2017

Sunday Life article May 2017

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Belfast's First Ever Dragon Boat Regatta

Join in Belfast’s first ever Dragon Boat regatta and help support the Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s breast cancer dragon boat team. No previous experience required!

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