Calendar of Events
Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival
June 19-21, 2009
A team of breast cancer survivors compete in last year's 2008 festival
This year marks the 16th annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival, and it will take place from June 19 to June 21 at Mooney's Bay Park. The festival is pleased to offer a Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge Cup category as well as a Flower Ceremony to commemorate those who have passed away over the past year.
The 2008 festival
*190 teams competing in various categories.
*All teams are guaranteed two 500m races on Saturday.
*The top 24 women’s teams on Saturday also advance for three additional races on Sunday (one 500m and two 200m).
*All BCS teams are also invited to participate in the Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge Cup Final Race on Sunday followed by the Flower Ceremony.
*Onsite live entertainment all weekend, including a beer garden.
*Hotel sponsor (Sheraton Ottawa) offering reduced rate to out of town teams.
*Tim Hortons coffee kiosk on site.
*Trophies and medals awarded to top teams in each category.
*Prize money will be awarded to the top three overall winning teams.
*Information package will be sent to all out of town teams including details about what to see and do in Ottawa during your visit.
For more information visit www.dragonboat.net or contact Shelley Freake, Team Services Manager, at email@example.com. Or call (613) 238-7711, x226.
The Cancer Project's
Food for Life Nutrition & Cooking Classes
Multiple Times and Locations
These free classes were designed by physicians, nutrition experts and registered dietitians. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote or discourage cancer growth, along with simple cooking demonstrations that can be easily recreated at home. Visit http://www.cancerproject.org/ for more information.
American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Ongoing Events, Nationwide
This nationwide event of the American Cancer Society brings together thousands of women and men to raise money for breast cancer through walks/runs. All proceeds benefit ACS research and support programs. Log on at
www.cancer.org/docroot/GI/gi_2.asp to find an event in your area.
Ongoing Events, Nationwide
Gilda's Club is a special place where the focus is on living with cancer. And where men, women and children with any kind of cancer and their family members and friends can plan and build life-changing emotional and social support. Check out www.gildasclub.org for more information.
The Wellness Community
Ongoing Events in Pennsylvania
The following workshops and special events are free and open to the public. For more information about upcoming events, check out the website: www.twcp.org