IT'S Dragon's ahoy for a special group of Ballarat women who are preparing to head to Argyle Dam at Kununurra, northern Western Australia to complete a 55km paddle down the Ord River.
Ballarat's Dragon's Abreast is a team of women made of breast cancer survivors and their supporters.
Founded in 2005, before they even had a boat - and when there was no water in Lake Wendouree - the group of women have steadily grown in numbers over the years.
They train every Saturday morning at Lake Wendouree, rain, hail, wind or shine and Tuesday nights during daylight savings.
The paddle on June 9 will take them to the other side of the country for the biennial event.
Club secretary Wendy Jacobs said 14 members of the club would join other clubs from around Australia at the event.
"Us crazy Ballarat women get out in all sorts of weather," she said. "We're actually planning for 30-plus degrees, which might be interesting for us.
"We start at the Argyle Dam around sunrise and arrive just about sunset, it's an incredibly long day, but it's well worth it.
"All up, there will be about 100 people from all around Australia who will be involved.".
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