Florence Festival in Italy
The International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission are an umbrella organisation for breast cancer dragon boat paddling internationally.
The IBCPC find a group of paddlers willing to organise an international paddling festival every four years and in 2018 it was in Florence, Italy on the Arno river.
It is a chance for teams to meet fellow breast cancer paddlers from teams across the world.
A team of breast cancer paddlers along with supporter members from Paddlers for Life Windermere joined with paddlers from Worcester Busters to participate in this festival.
Part of the event is a parade of all the teams participating and Paddlers for Life members wanted to be specially dressed for this parade.
Teams have a training day before the event.
There are two days of races following the opening event.
In the team village the teams are able to set up a marquee to share memorabilia and meet fellow paddlers while they await their turn to race.