Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dragon Boat

On Sunday a significant event occurred in Paradise, a fledging community just outside St. John’s. The official ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the Dragon Boat occurred. Below is an excerpt from Monday’s provincial paper The Telegram. I hope you enjoy the collage of pictures I took followed by some larger images from the event.
The Telegram
More than 50 breast cancer survivors and about 300 supporters cheered on the shores of Octagon Pond in Paradise as the Avalon Dragons awakened.
In a ceremony to “awaken the dragon” the cancer survivors launched the dragon boat which they built themselves over the last year.
There is a strong link between dragon boating and breast cancer — the exercise helps combat lymphedema, a common side effect of breast cancer treatments.

1 comment:

Kekiinani said...

WOW this is awesome. I love your collage and the shots are super. Quite different that the Hawaii Dragon Boat Races that occur every year. This looked like a great event.. :) Looks like you were in a boat yourself.. Very nice shots. :)