Carnation Ceremony

The Carnation Ceremony has become a tradition in Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat races. Survivor teams paddle out on the water and join together, we raise our pink carnations above our head where we take a moment to remember those no longer paddling with us and honour those who continue to fight this disease; the paddlers then toss the carnation out into the water.  We acknowledge our team mates who have passed on by placing a plaque with their name on it on our boat.  Though we have lost these members over the years, their spirit continues to ride with us.

Elaine Davie - April 30, 2004
Susan White - November 13, 2020
Ina Smith - July 31, 2022
Lyn (Evelyn) Schaab - October 16, 2006
Bonnie Plaunt - May 15, 2015
Helen Ashby - November 14, 2006
Angela Cross - August 02, 2009
Sheila Rubin - May 11, 2014
Kim Deshevy - April 09, 2020
Penny Dibble - December 06, 2010
Lesley Burns - December 27, 2010
Carol Rowan - November 20, 2007
Bruce Saunders - Coach - August 27, 2008
Glennis Dolighan - January 06, 2017
Teresa McGuire Hanchett - August 06, 2021
Diane Murray - April 19, 2013
Tracy Latimer - May 15, 2022
Sherry Wyman - March 28, 2019
Janice Lamarche - March 13, 2016
Lori Ann Lalonde - October 12, 2011
Barbara Osborne - April 23, 2004
Judy Milan (Stone) - January 18, 2023
Pat Stavinga - December 18, 2008
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