What We Have Done

Our high visibility in the community demonstrates the importance of educating the public about breast and other cancers.

In our community we:

  • hold an annual tag day to increase cancer awareness in the Comox Valley, with all proceeds collected being donated to our local hospital’s cancer care unit
  • provide a bursary annually to a graduating  student from the Comox Valley who is pursuing an education and eventual career in the Health Sciences field. Learn more about the bursaries we give.
  • have participated in various municipal parades (Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland)
  • have participated in the 24-Hour Relay for Life (relay fundraiser to support research and services for people living with cancer)

Relay for Life 2016

  • have participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure (raising funds to help create a future without breast cancer)
  • have volunteered in the Terry Fox Run (raising money for cancer research)
  • have volunteered at the Dance de Rock (raising money to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer – through Tour de Rock)
  • have participated in the Walk of Hope (raising money and awareness of ovarian cancer)
  • have decorated a Christmas tree for YANA’s December fundraising auction (YANA helps families whose children need out-of-town medical help)
  • have spoken at various public events (helping to raise awareness of breast cancer)
  • have participated in”Living with a Dragon” workshop, an empowering workshop for survivors, family members and supporters
  • participated in the Sunwest Auto Centre cancer awareness open house
  • have had an informational booth at the 19 Wing Comox/National Defence “ Rexpo” (event promotes recreation programs and community events in the Comox Valley).  Our involvement there was to promote both cancer awareness and the sport of dragon boating

On the water we:

  • paddle from early March to the end September in the beautiful Comox Valley
  • practice in a Six-Sixteen dragon boat,  moored in the Comox Marina
  • have entered the Festival of Lights Sail Past (Comox Yacht Club) in December with the boat decorated in Christmas lights

 To maintain our water safety knowledge we:

  • participate in a comprehensive annual water safety informational session

We attend a variety of dragon boat festivals and activities each year, some of which have been:

  • Fish & Game Outdoor Show, Cumberland, BC
  • False Creek Women’s Regatta, Vancouver, BC
  • Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, Nanaimo, BC
  • Gorge Fun Fest, Victoria, BC
  • Victor Simonson Nautical Days Regatta, Comox, BC
  • Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria, BC
  • September Fun Festival, Port Alberni, BC
  • Sproat Lake Women’s Regatta, Port Alberni, BC
  • Seattle Cancer Cup in Seattle, Washington USA
  • Final Fling on Mowatt Bay, Powell River
  • Race The River, Campbell River
  • ALCAN Dragon Boat Festival, Vancouver

Warriors on and off the water