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Charity Event Roundup

Jun 21, 2012
Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival

Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival

It seems that come warm weather, the opportunities to raise some money for your favourite charities just keep increasing!  In the past week, our team has been involved in many great events, and not all of them golf tournaments!

Last week Saturday Robin Martin of our London Ontario team participated in the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival in support of the Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivors of London. Robin was rowing with a squad from the orthopedics department of LHSC. Their team “Bad to the Bone” ended up winning the consolation final in their division. Robin shares:

The weather was beautiful and we had a lot of fun. Rowing in a dragonboat is not as easy as it may look. Sprinting for 500 m and trying to get everyone to stay in sync is not easy when the majority of those in the boat are doing this for the first time, myself included. But I would definitely participate again. There were 47 teams in total and each team was guaranteed at least three races.

Heart & Stroke Big Bike Event

Heart & Stroke Big Bike Event

Our team has also been helping out with the Heart & Stroke Big Bike event in London all week, even in the hot weather!  Lastly, our team in Lethbridge Alberta participated in the Canadian Tire Care for the Kids Golf Tournament yesterday.  So many fun ways to raise money worthy causes!