Warriors of Hope Are Golden in Vancouver

The North Bay Warriors of Hope Dragon Boat Team competed at the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival June 24-26, 2022 – Paddlers Abreast Canada Breast Cancer Survivors (BCS) Division, taking the gold medal in the A Division Final.

The team was ranked first after the qualifying rounds on Saturday and held on to the top spot for the entire competition. The BCS Division consisted of 19 teams from across Canada.

The team’s winning time was 2:25 – a record for the team at 500 m.

This is the first competition for the Warriors in over 2 years due to the pandemic. But they have continued practicing twice a week on Trout Lake during that time to stay sharp.

CTV Interview with Team Captain Janet Benoit (Aired July 4, 2022)

Warriors of Hope Golf Tournament Returns!

Our 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament returned on September 11th and it was a great success. The weather held out, the venue was excellent and most importantly, the golfers had lots of fun! Thank you to everyone who participated either as a golfer or volunteer. Thanks to the sponsors who donated to the team and thanks to Jeff and his entire staff at Osprey who once again hosted us and provided excellent service from start to finish. Special thanks to Country 90.5 FM CFCH for their sponsorship and particularly to Kevin Oschefski for volunteering his time as MC – another example of how so many businesses and people come together to support the efforts and the positive force of the Warriors of Hope. The entire team looks forward to welcoming you to our 17th Annual tournament in September 2022.

Elizabeth Foisy

On behalf of the Warriors of Hope Golf Committee