The Warriors of Hope participated in the Run For The Cure on Sunday October 1, 2023
Dressed in our pink tutus we gathered at the North Bay Waterfront and were thankful for the life saving research that is funded by the CIBC Run for the Cure walks/runs that are held all over Canada.
This year the North Bay walk raised over $54,000.
The Warriors of Hope were recognized as the top fundraising team and our own Liz Foisy was honoured as top fundraiser for the North Bay event.
Thank you to all who donated to and supported the event in many other ways. In the words of Melanie Gainforth, Event Logistics Co-ordinator, “We’re here to celebrate both the ones we love and the ones we‘ve lost. We’re going to make a difference in the future of all the young people here”
After not being able participate in the Montreal Dragon Boat Challenge & Cultural Festival on the July holiday weekend due to the ongoing air quality issues that we all experienced for much of the summer, the Team took to the water at the Christie Lake festival on September 23rd.
The Team posing before competing in the Women’s Division 200 m races, where they took silver in the B Division, followed by 1st place in the 100 m Mystery Race, with half the paddlers facing backwards. And 3rd in the “Back It Down Race”, where everyone paddles backwards.