Survivorship paddlers hold up pink carnations to honour women fighting breast cancer and those who have lost their lives on the last day of the Penticton Dragonboat Festival on Sunday. (Robin Grant/Western News)

Survivorship Dragon Boat Team takes home Dale Charles Memorial cup Sunday

Aim of Sunday’s race was to raise awareness about breast cancer

Sunday at the Penticton Dragonboat Festival was a day of racing and raising awareness about breast cancer.

After smoking the competition and taking home the Dale Charles Memorial cup, the Survivorship Dragon Boat team and the competitors and spectators shared in a pink carnation ceremony to honour women fighting breast cancer and those who have died.

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“The importance of the event today was raising awareness about breast cancer,” said Cathie Lauer, a member of the Survivorship team. “We participate to become healthy and active and show other women that we can have active, healthy lifestyles after breast cancer.”

The competition on Sunday was “fantastic,” Lauer added.

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“We were nine seconds faster than we’ve been so back to the old days times and we’re all probably over 65,” she said.

“We certainly got lucky with the weather,” said Survivorship manager Lois Fedorak. “It’s really nice racing out there. It’s been a great day.

“We worked really hard, and really well and won the Dale Charles Memorial cup. That was a great accomplishment.”

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