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Penticton Vees to take on Survivorship dragon boat team at Skaha Lake

The hockey players will trade their sticks for paddles on Sunday
Penticton’s local teams in Heat #1 of the mini-Penticton Dragon Boat Festival on Sat. 11. From left to right, the Penticton Golden Dragons, 22 In Sync and Survivorship. (Submitted)

The Penticton Vees are about to swap their sticks for paddles as they hit the water of Skaha Lake and take on the local Survivorship dragon boat team.

The Vees may be masters of the ice, but when it comes to dragon boating, the team made up of breast cancer survivors is hard to beat.

The two will go face against each other on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.

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The Vees players, with little instruction and some training, will join with staff to compete in the race.

Spectators are welcome and invited to come down and cheer on both teams.

Survivorship is committed to raising awareness of breast cancer in the Penticton community, showing other breast cancer survivors that life does not end with a cancer diagnosis while participating in the sport of dragon boating.

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Brennan Phillips

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Brennan was raised in the Okanagan and is thankful every day that he gets to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.
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