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Dragon Boaters Take to The Waters for Carnation Ceremony

Sat Jun 18, 2022
In the News
 On Saturday, June 18, 2022 Salmon Arm hosted a Carnation Ceremony in honour of breast cancer survivors and supporters for those who have been touched by this awful disease.  The Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling organized this ceremony.  Paddlers from Salmon Arm, Enderby, Kamloops, Chase, Langley and Vernon filled three boats.  They waved carnations in time with the song The River in honour of all breast cancer survivors. Please read attached article. https://www.

Awakening the Dragon Ceremony

Tue Jun 14, 2022
In the News
  On June 14, 2022 our Awakening the Dragon ceremony took place at the Marine Wharf dock.  This is an annual ritual.  It involves a VIP to dot the eyes of the carved dragon head at the bow of the boat with a paintbrush, symbolizing the end of the creature's slumber during the off season.  This year John Howard was our guest of honor.  He is the husband of the late Barbara Ann Howard - 1946-2011.   We found it fitting to ask John to perform the dot

Christmas Sleigh Ride

Mon Dec 6, 2021
In the News
On December 6, 2021 our team got together for our annual Christmas party.  This year we decided to do a sleigh ride out at Joyce Marchant’s Sleigh Rides. What a perfect venue.  Mother Nature provided us with enough snow and a mild temperature to experience the sleigh.  Joyce entertained us with stories that brought much laughter.  After the ride we were treated to a hot lunch put on by our social committee. Nothing hit the spot better than chilli and ho

Community Dragon Boat Equipment Shed 2021

Fri Dec 3, 2021
Garage Sale
  It is with much anticipated pleasure that the Community Dragon Boat equipment shed at the Salmon Wharf is now completed.   We are grateful to have such a dedicated commercial/industrial community that generously donated their time and materials to make this shed become a reality.   We will make good use of it along with our fellow dragon boat teams - Grey Grebes and Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling.  We wish to thank the following sponsors: Shuswap Community F

Carnation campaign in Salmon Arm tries new tactic under COVID

Thu Nov 4, 2021
In the News
- On Salmon Arm Observer To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Friends Abreast Dragon Boat Team spread the word with flowers. Spokesperson Liz Burdeniuk said team members were determined to promote the message with their annual Carnation campaign, despite COVID-19 restrictions. In order to reach as many women in the community as possible, they decided to deliver pink carnations to the staff of many senior care facilities in the community. Each flower was tagged with a card remi

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