Blue skies at last! Sunshine! Lovely water and great fun!
As always AIAB members are Winners on land and water. Congratulations to FORT – itude and the Deas Divas for the fastest times in the Scotiabank Breast Cancer Challenge Race! All that training in the currents of the Bedford channel paid off for our Fort Langley crew while our Divas were a close second. Abreast Up the Creek won their last race of the day while Richmond and Barnet were often neck in neck.
The parade of costumes was a wild success which Barnet won for their clever current event theme – pink women seek green men tribute to the Canucks. And we all looked very cool in our new Sundog Shades.
We were honoured to have Lynne Weber of Scotiabank present the certificate for winning the Challenge Race with branch manager Rob Edwardsen also witnessing the race. Both were very impressed and touched by the flower ceremony and the dedication of AIAB. Our boat of survivors and supporters (BOSS) steered by Amanda Chan, Race Director of the Regatta, was a special part of our Flower Ceremony.
Linda Morris, CEO of CBCF and Haifa Staiti were present to thank us for the support we provide for their events and to announce that $52,000 is being granted to breast cancer dragon boat teams in B.C.
Ellen Woodworth, Deputy Mayor of Vancouver cycled in to offer her congratulations to all the breast cancer teams.
Thanks to everyone who helped to make this an exciting and joyful day.