Dragon Boating - Made for Community!
Mar
01
2018

Dragon Boat Competitions, under the IDBF and its Worldwide Federations have developed in to a serious, high-performance, competitive sport, with many Dragon Boat Associations producing National Teams of elite dragon boat paddlers. 

IDBF World Championships, EDBF European Championships and ADBF Asian Championships are well established, as are Regional Championships in North America. Championship Medals are hard to come by and well deserved. A whole new ethos and different set of racing values has developed from the Hong Kong International Festival Races. There is no other paddle sport in which 22 people work together to create a Team result rewarded through the efforts of the whole crew, rather than a few individual performances. 

This harmony of purpose can only be achieved through many hours of training in the boat, learning to be a complete crew and developing the team spirit and understanding necessary to work together, as one unit, for the common good. 30 years after the first HKIRs, the numbers show the impressive development of Dragon Boat Sport. 

With nearly 50 million participants in China; over 300,000 in the UK and Europe, including Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia; 90,000 in Canada and the USA and many thousands in Australia and New Zealand and with the sport now spreading through the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific Basin; Dragon Boat Sport, under its governing bodies is a vibrant, effective and independent paddle sport.

See them go head-to-head from March 3-8 at the 2018 National Dragon Boat Championships!

Upcoming Events
09
29
2018
The 2018 AOCRA Trans Tasman returns to beautiful Lake Kawana from September 29 - October 1.

Bringing outrigger canoe teams from across Australia and New Zealand together for three huge days, get ready to pull up a chair and check out some of the best junior Australian Outrigger Canoe races yet!
10
12
2018
The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 220 local and regional companies will be exhibiting with a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes, lifestyles, outdoor living and outdoor adventure.

This year’s event will showcase everything from home and outdoor living ideas, solar, tanks, pools and spas, kitchens, beds, air-conditioning, blinds, builders and finance to caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, camping equipment, vehicle accessories and outdoor adventure gear. There will be everything you need to build or renovate your home and outdoor living areas and get all the gear you need to start exploring the great outdoors!
09
29
2018
The 2018 AOCRA Trans Tasman returns to beautiful Lake Kawana from September 29 - October 1.

Bringing outrigger canoe teams from across Australia and New Zealand together for three huge days, get ready to pull up a chair and check out some of the best junior Australian Outrigger Canoe races yet!
10
12
2018
The Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is the region’s largest and most successful event of its kind. Over 220 local and regional companies will be exhibiting with a massive range of displays with products and services for our homes, lifestyles, outdoor living and outdoor adventure.

This year’s event will showcase everything from home and outdoor living ideas, solar, tanks, pools and spas, kitchens, beds, air-conditioning, blinds, builders and finance to caravans, camper trailers, 4x4’s, camping equipment, vehicle accessories and outdoor adventure gear. There will be everything you need to build or renovate your home and outdoor living areas and get all the gear you need to start exploring the great outdoors!
10
20
2018
Oktoberfest SC is a huge multicultural event full of German food, beers, fun & games plus live bands, Djs and much more!
10
20
2018
The Queensland Open Water Swimming championship meet is an opportunity for open water swimmers to gain qualifying times to nominate for the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships.

Catch competitors on Lake Kawana on Saturday, October 20.
10
28
2018
Challenge yourself to gain selection on your regional team to compete at the Queensland School Sport State Triathlon Championships or just give swim, bike, run a go in a protected lake and closed roads.

All Schools Triathlon is just for kids and teens aged 7-18 years of all abilities.
11
17
2018
Leave the bike at home and get ready to show off your swim skills at the Kawana Aquathlon. This Run, Swim, Run event is a great way to test your running and swimming speed against the best in Queensland. Coming to the Sunshine Coast for the third year, the Kawana Aquathlon is quickly becoming a must do on the Triathlon Queensland Calendar.

Make a weekend of it and stay for Sunday’s Sprint Triathlon!
11
17
2018
The South Pacific FMX World Finals and Monster Truck Showdown is coming to Sunshine Coast Stadium.

This action packed event features 16 international freestyle motocross superstars, monster trucks, fire and light fireworks show!
11
18
2018
This event is a Triathlon Australia World Qualifying Race to compete for Australia at the Age Group ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast in September 2018.

12
01
2018
The Sunshine Coast’s Craft Beer & Cider Festival is back and bigger than ever after last years sellout event!

With LOCAL AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND brewers and cideries chomping at the bit to join the lineup, the 2018 festival bill will see over 50 hand-picked LOCAL Australian and New Zealand brewers and cideries come together to showcase some of their most rare and sought after creations to the Sunshine Coast regions craft audience.
12
02
2018
The 5th Annual STEPS Autism Treehouse Christmas party will, once again, be an event not to be missed. Join in the fun and help us raise funds which will allow us to continue to provide support to our community with access to resources, life skills programs and social events.
01
20
2019
A one day Summer rock music festival featuring Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.
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