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.

READ MORE: Survivorship Dragon Boat Team wins in Vernon

“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.

READ MORE: Penticton teams clean up at 12th annual Okanagan Super Sprints

“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.”

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Festival of all things spicy kicks off Friday

Organizers say Sizzle keeps getting bigger and bigger

RDOS board remuneration, expenses come to $500,000

Costs presented in Statement of Financial Information

LocoLanding flowers brighten seniors’ day in Penticton

The many flowers that bloom in LocoLanding during the summer brighten the day for seniors

Affordable housing project in Okanagan Falls ready for tenants

South Skaha Place now accepting applications for affordable housing units

‘It’s almost surreal’: Penticton fire chief, sidekick Sammy recap rescue mission in Bahamas

Chief Larry Watkinson and Sam the disaster dog spent 8 days assisting a search and rescue team

‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

Council wants Ottawa to make reporting of suicides and attempted suicides mandatory for data collection

Swedish rock band Ghost bringing full-scale performance to South Okanagan

The Swedish rock band’s Ultimate Tour Named Death arrives Sept. 21

Canadian inflation decelerates to 1.9% as gas prices weaken

August was the sixth straight month that price growth was 1.9 per cent or higher

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

B.C. population on pace to fall behind Alberta

Provincial population could reach almost seven million in 2043, but Alberta is growing faster

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

Most Read