Belfast Telegraph

Breast cancer survivor dragon boat team host ‘Awakening the Dragon’ ceremony

The Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, will be hosting an ancient ‘Awakening the Dragon' ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 1 at Belfast Boat Club where the Dragons will be joined by Nina Barough, founder and Chief Executive of worldwide breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.

Walk the Walk donated funds which enabled Lagan Dragons to purchase their two 40ft dragon boats, allowing them to provide weekly dragon boat sessions for over 60 people in Northern Ireland who have been affected directly or indirectly by breast cancer.

The Awakening the Dragon ceremony, otherwise known as ‘dotting the dragons eye’, is an ancient Chinese tradition which involves painting a red dot onto the eye of the fierce dragon head that adorns the bow of each dragon boat, to symbolise good luck to all concerned.

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‘Awakening the Dragon’ ceremony

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