Crew members of the Penticton Survivorship team take a pause after a race on Skaha Lake. (Western News file photo)

Penticton Vees trade hockey sticks for paddles at dragon boat challenge

The squad will hit the water for a challenge against Penticton Dragon Boating

The Penticton Vees will be trading their hockey sticks in for a different type of lumber on Sunday.

The squad will exchange them for paddles as they hit the water for a challenge against Penticton Dragon Boating.

Vees players and staff will work together in steering the boat in the right direction and compete in a race, with very little instruction, against Survivorship, a dragon boat group of breast cancer survivors who want to live healthy and active lives.

“This is a great challenge for our team to come together and get out in the community for the first time this year,” commented Vees president, general manager and head coach Fred Harbinson, “I’d like to thank Don Mulhall and the Penticton Dragon Boat for giving us this opportunity and is something we are really looking forward to on Sunday.”

READ MORE: Survivorship Dragon Boat team wins in Vernon

Survivorship is committed to raising the 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

The Vees will get a bit more information and instruction after the initial race before facing off against the Survivorship team once again in the final race between the two.

The Vees will hit the water at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, with the Survivorship team.

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