Mark Mawhinney

Mark Mawhinney

Victoria dragon boaters helping fight cancer

Society hands over major donation from 2012 fundraising initiatives

The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society handed over a cheque for $65,000 to the B.C. Cancer Foundation this morning in a ceremony at the foundation’s Victoria offices.

The donation was the proceeds from the society’s 2012 fundraising initiatives, which included the on-site race weekend itself, the Lights of Courage campaign spearheaded by Fairway Markets, the Paddlers’ Pledge Drive.

The ceremony also announced a three-year agreement between the society and foundation to raise funds for the B.C. Cancer Agency.

The 2013 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, which combined a massive community sporting event with a celebration of Asian culture, is scheduled for Aug. 16 to 18 at Ship Point on the Inner Harbour.

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