The Dragon Boat festival is one of our major events of the year with HMC and it never disappoints. The festival represents so much of what HMC is about. Community, friendship, living active, having fun, being positive and giving back. This was our 6th year and it just keeps getting better.
The FMG Dragon Boat Festival in support of Cancer Care Manitoba and the Childrens’ Hospital took place Sept. 10,11,12, 2015.
The Monkeys had 2 boats, 44 amazing women paddling, having fun and raising a ton of money for kids fighting cancer.
This year boat 1 finished 3rd overall in the racing and 2nd overall in Fundraising.
Collectively our two boats will have raised over $40,000 once all the donations are accounted for.
In the last 4 years our total is over $160,000. Next year we WILL break $200,000!
So proud to be a part of such a great event and be surrounded by 43 amazing women.
The weekend was filled with so many wonderful moments. Teamwork, friendship, family, celebration, remembering, laughs, dancing, competing but most important is knowing we are making the life of a child fighting cancer a little bit better.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Monkeys efforts. Monkey see, monkey do.
Stay positive, healthy, happy and give back.
Watch out for the monkeys in 2016!
Click here to see all the photos from the weekend.