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DA Canberra celebrates our 19th anniversary in 2018. DA Canberra was the second DAA team in Australia, commencing paddling in 1999. Our original team name was "Tickled Pink" but was changed to "GoAnna" in 2012 in honour of our founder Anna Wellings-Booth . We continue to grow in numbers each year and some of our original paddlers are still active members.
We have competed in the International Breast Cancer Paddling Commission events for breast cancer survivors in Caloundra, Australia; Peterborough, Canada; Sarasota, Florida; and most recently in Florence, Italy in July 2018.
But competition is not our only interest! We have a variety of social activities and simply enjoy paddling on our beautiful Lake Burley Griffin. Our "GoAnna's Gathering" (gathering of members with dinner and short program of fun) is a social highlight each year. The DA Canberra Annual Social and Corporate Regatta continues to be a very successful community event raising awareness of breast cancer in the Canberra region through the sport of dragon boat racing.
We have two boats a 20 seater named GoAnna , and a baby 10-seater boat called Gecko . We paddle regularly three times a week throughout the year, despite Canberra's cold winters, and compete regularly in the local ACT and NSW regattas, as well as overseas in Hong Kong. In 2014, we paddled 54 kms of the Ord River in Western Australia. The team is currently in training for Ord River 2019.
Come and Try!
Canberra are holding a Come and Try day on Saturday, 23 February 2019.
The DA Canberra Annual Social and Corporate Regatta has promoted our group throughout Canberra and been a very successful community event.