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FESTIVAL CHAMPIONS: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

    

   

    

 

 


FLOWER CEREMONY: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Millions have joined us across the globe in choosing dragon boating as not only a way to be active, but as a way to take part in the camaraderie, friendship and support that the dragon boat community fosters.

We now take a moment to celebrate and give tribute to those dragons that have chosen this sport we love post cancer diagnosis and treatment. It is these brave men and woman who keep us positive, strong-spirited, and determined to live on.

It is in their spirit that we care for one another and keep the energy and talk inside our boats positive each and every time we come together as one on the water.

For those brothers and sisters, that have passed, and in their honour, we now observe a moment of silence in memory of them. In memory of their strength, courage, and in the joy these memories of them fill us with. Let these memories fuel us as we continue to train, grow stronger, and race with them in spirit!

ON BEING A CHAMPION

 A champion is a winner, A hero...
Someone who never gives up Even when the going gets rough.
A champion is a member of A winning team...
Someone who overcomes challenges Even when it requires creative solutions.
A champion is an optimist.
A hopeful spirit...
Someone who plays the game, Even when the game is called life...
Especially when the game is called life.
There can be a champion in each of us, If we live as a winner,
If we live as a member of the team, If we live with a hopeful spirit,
FOR LIFE.

by Mattie Stepanek
from his book Journeys Through Heartsong (September 1999)

FESTIVAL TEAM PHOTOS: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

GSS-IFalls Good Samaritans

GSS-IFalls Good Samaritans

OPSEU Otters

OPSEU Otters

New Gold Nuggets

New Gold Nuggets

MNR Smokey's Bears

MNR Smokey's Bears

New Gold Miners

New Gold Miners

Kemira Paper Dragons

Kemira Paper Dragons

FESTIVAL PHOTO GALLERY: SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Awards

Awards

Kym Whalen - Our Chef!

Kym Whalen - Our Chef!

Leif van Leirop

Leif van Leirop

"Best Of" Plaques

"Best Of" Plaques

Tug of War Team

Tug of War Team

GSS-IFalls "Good Samaritans" Camp

GSS-IFalls "Good Samaritans" Camp

Mayor Roy Avis Dotting the Eye

Mayor Roy Avis Dotting the Eye

Guoji

Guoji

Piper Lidkea & Smokey

Piper Lidkea & Smokey

Piper Lidkea Sings the Canadian Anthem

Piper Lidkea Sings the Canadian Anthem

Fort Frances Highlanders

Fort Frances Highlanders

Highlanders Lead the Parade

Highlanders Lead the Parade

Dr. Kimberly Ondo Sings the US Anthem

Dr. Kimberly Ondo Sings the US Anthem