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Remembering our Angels


Our Beloved

Anita Millett


In March of this year we at Dragons Abreast Penrith lost a treasured member of our group. Anita sadly lost her fight with breast cancer…

Ann Fuss

Port Lincoln

Our “Flowers on the Water” ceremony commemorated our angel Ann, who was always an enthusiastic dragon boat drummer who loved being on the water with…

Anna Wellings Booth


Dragons Abreast Canberra is very sad to announce that our founder and matriarch, Anna Wellings Booth, died peacefully in her garden on 3 October 2014.Anna…

Anna Wenk

Port Macquarie

Anna Wenk, founding member of Dragons Abreast Port Macquarie, passed away at home on Friday 21 March. Anna was an enthusiastic advocate for Breast Cancer…

Anne Heather Holmes


Anne Holmes was a very energetic, vibrant, well loved and respected member of the Dragons Abreast and Bundaberg Dragon Boat Club. She was Co-Ordinator of…

Anne Maree Ryall


Anne was a valued member of Dragons Abreast Bendigo who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006. She has been honoured with a plaque…

Anne McNeill


26 December 2012 – age 60 Annie joined Dragons Abreast Canberra in our formative years and her daughter Bronwen, the middle sibling of 5 paddled…

Auriel Ainsworth

Bribie Island

The members of Dragons Abreast Bribie Island are very sad to retate that Auriel Ainsworth, one of our founding members, passed away last Friday after…

Barbara Pinter

Byron Bay

Barbara Pinter, key founder of Rainbow Dragons Abreast (DA Byron Bay) passed away on 21st May. Barb was passionate about raising breast cancer awareness and…

Ber Robertson

Bryon Bay

“We were well aware of her courage and determination – traits which were further demonstrated by her will to live long enough to say “Happy…

Bev (Rusty) Wright


Our group was recently thrown into the depths of despair by the sudden death of our much loved drummer and former paddler, Bev. In fact,…

Carlene Butavicius


On the 27 January, an overcast and damp day in Adelaide, something very special happened at Aquatic Reserve, West Lakes. SA Dragons Abreast celebrated the…