Another spectacular day! the weather was absolutely perfect to attend the fifth annual Dragon Boat Festival. The team photos are up, and hopefully soon the shutterfly share site will be finished. If you see a photo you would like, or need more details etc. please feel free to email! thank you for sharing this spectacular day. More than 10,000 dollars was raised for the ACT NOW group which is quite extraordinary! Thank you to the Row Bust ladies for hosting such a spectacular event.
Saturday June 14th, the dragon boats are coming! Are you ready? This is our third year participating. What an extraordinary event! I have had techie issues beyond belief, most of which i am guessing are my lack of computer skills! However I am reloading the photos from 2013. Apologies to all. I have also created the shutterfly share site, that has all the photos from 2012 and almost all of 2013 uploaded! again re adding the lost ones :) stay tuned. email if you have questions or needs etc. [email protected]
Thank you so much for your support! So excited about attending for the third year, come out, take photos, support an aamazing event, right here in our own back yard!!
A fun afernoon tea party in the gorgeous gardens at hospice house..two to three photographers for two hours would be awesome, a much slower quieter pace with the same extraordinary people, and an opportunity to give back in a big way to a cool community event. June 15th, 2013
June 15th, 2013 I would love to have fifteen or more photographers out to this spectacular second annual event! the day is long, the rewards are fascinating photos, extraordinary people and new friends, with inside access to cool extraordinary photos! come join the fun.
I would love to have some photographers come out to join Doug at this awesome event on August 20th, and 21st Details to follow. Such an awesome cause.
The event is (August 20th and 21st) so we should be ok for “coverage”. Events will start at 2pm until 8ish pm. (last bike ride is at 7:30pm).However, as a community event, any other photographers may come to take pictures to practice and post on their blogs, any extra visibility / media is welcome! We just would like to know their names and we have to know if they will post the pictures on their pages.
Strawberry Social & Human PINK Ribbon
Survivors, their friends and families are invited to join us for a fun afternoon of entertainment!
When: Sunday June 24th 2012
Where: Wonderland Gardens,
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
-Listen to live music by Shelly-Anne MacDermid.
-Complimentary refreshments will be provided for everyone.
-Strawberry desserts with prizes to be won by the Survivors who bake the best strawberry desserts.
-We will be forming our annual human PINK ribbon!
-New this year will be a children’s area so you can bring the whole family.
-We will be asking the children who want to help to colour in the chalk ribbon we will all be standing on.
-Fanastic Nails will be on site offering FREE application of gel polish to Survivors ($25 value)
-Fantastic Nails will also apply gel polish for friends & family for $15 with 100% of the proceeds being donated back.
-Silent Auction items will be on display to bid on.
-And LOTS MORE!!!
June 24th is our Strawberry Social at Wonderland Gardens from 3-6pm. This is an event for breast cancer survivors to come gather, meet each other and enjoy strawberries. There will be keynote speakers, presenters and vendors as well. We would love to have you at this event.
June 23rd-30th is our Paint Canada Pink Week, where various businesses downtown (as well as throughout the
city) have the opportunity to show their support in a positive and creative
way as well as encourage participation in the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Many business will Pink Up their businesses during the week of June
24th-30th by decorating their store fronts or by adding a pink drink or
item to their menu. The participating businesses can compete in the
Fresh FM Paint it Pink Contest for a chance to win great prizes. Last
year The Works burger shop won first place! There is more information
on the Paint Canada Pink Week at
I know we would really appreciate photos of participating businesses.
This is Leann's story~ Come out and take photos of their game and share the experience and help capture these incredible memories.
We are super excited about it! We are getting the boys pink shirts and we are waiting for a pink soccer ball to come in that we ordered. I've told the parents to go all out in thir pinkest attire too!! Each family is donating $5 per goal that the boys score to the run for the cure. I'm 34 years old and just finished treatment for stage three breast cancer. This is one of many events I'm doing. I think I'm looking forward to it the most because I realize how important it is to get kids involved. And to see how excited they are, as 15 year old boys makes it so cool!
The Dragon Boat Race Day~June 16th, 2012
The web site for more information, sign up a team, join a team, participate! The group is hoping to have 40 to 50 teams, we would need at least 12 or 15 photographers! What an amazing event! So excited to participate.
In the spring of 2000, Dr. Annette Richard appeared in a newspaper article discussing the benefits of exercise and Breast Cancer survival. She encouraged Breast Cancer survivors to attend an information session and from that, Rowbust Dragon Boat Racing Team was born!
With incredible spirit, teamwork and perseverance, Rowbust is poised for success in each Dragon Boat Festival in which it participates while ever promoting increased awareness of Breast Cancer and celebrating the greatest gift on earth…. Life! Each survivor has faced their own "dragon"and has come away from the battle a much stronger and more enlightened person. This is not to say the journey is an easy one. The journeys may vary, but the outcome is the same, we take each moment and live it.
"Thank you, Dr. Annette Richard!"
How We All Began Dragon Boating for Survivors
In 1995, Dr. Don McKenzie, sports medicine physician and exercise physiologist, was researching the issue of rehabilitation following diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer. He realized that widespread restrictions on exercise in relation to Breast Cancer amounted to little more than myth making and concluded that, since everyone's health depends to some extent on regular activity, Breast Cancer survivors are no different.
Not only does regular exercise make us feel better, it also stimulates the endorphins to lift our spirits and improve our mental outlook. Dr. McKenzie determined that the sport of dragon boating would be ideal for women or men recovering from Breast Cancer.
Dragon boating for Breast Cancer Survivors celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005. The sport has grown from one team in 1995 to over 150 worldwide in 2005.
2012 Run for Ovarian Cancer~Tenth Anniversary Year
For this incredible Run, On May 13, 2012 I would love to have ten photographers! This is an amazing event, for a truly great cause, with all funds raised going directly to the research at London Health Sciences Centre. The silent auction is a great opportunity to donate your photography in a framed print, a jumpstick with photos on it perhaps, or a portrait session, a photo shoot! whatever you like. A wonderful way to give back . Everyone knows someone that has been affected or will be affected by cancer. We need to do our part to help raise money and make the cure in our near future, for everyone's benefit. come out and support a great event, give back to your community.
Go directly to their website for more information, about the research, how they got started and all the wonderful details. http://runforovariancancer.ca/
About The Run
- Sunday May 13, 2012
- The new Wonderland Gardens at Springbank and Wonderland Road
- 8:00-9:00 am
- Opening Ceremonies
- 9:15-9:50 am
- Run Starts
- 10:00 am
- Closing Ceremonies
- 11:30 am
- Master of Ceremonies
- Janice Zolf, A Channel
- Musical Entertainment
- To be announced
- Silent Auction
- 9:30-11:30 am
Starting line and registration are located at the Wonderland Gardens. Registration begins at 8 am.
If you have not pre-registered at the Runnning Room please bring your sponsor sheets and collected donations to the registration tent at least one hour before the start of the run.
Pre-registration is normally at the Running Room on Richmond St. Friday from noon to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
You will receive your t-shirt, and run numbers upon registration.
As with previous years there will be lots of great prizes and every year our SILENT AUCTION TENT gets bigger and better so be sure to come prepared to bid. Credit cards are accepted.
LOCATION: The new Wonderland Gardens is accessible from Wonderland Road north of Springbank Drive, and early parking is available at the Canoe Club lot on the west side of the Guy Lombardo bridge. Additional parking is available in Springbank Park or in Greenway park with a pleasant walk to get to Wonderland Gardens
The first event coming up in September is the See Jayne Run event. This is a fund raising event with an incredible group of new runners, committed to getting fit, and raising money for Hospice of London. The training schedule is available for anyone wishing to take some really great photos for this group to share and celebrate their success along the way.
The actual run is September 11th, 2011. Contact me for more details if you wish to participate as a photographer. Come out and bring your photo skills and challenges and use them for a worthy cause!
This is an amazing event, a lovely sold out mingle and chat fund raising event for Child Reach. The event is being hosted at the Bellemere Winery, a beautiful property in London. They will have 225 guests for the evening, that they would love to have photographed to capture their memories forever! October 20th, 2011 at Bellemere Winery at six pm. More details to follow.
here are more Details from Jane Power the event coordinator...
An elegant dinner in support of parenting programs at Childreach featuring beverages, stand-up starters, 4 chefs (each preparing 2 entrees!) from local restaurants Abruzzi, Auberge du Petit Prince, Braise and the Church Key, dessert & coffee, entertainment and a silent auction (think indulge!). To be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6 pm at Bellamere Winery & Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Road , London . For more information contact Jane Powers at 519-434-3644 Ext. 36 or http://ca.mc657.mail.yahoo.com/mc/[email protected].
here is the web link for the event anticiPlate - anticiplate.ca
London Corporate Challenge~June 23rd, 201
An urgent last minute request! We need photographers for the London Corporate Challenge! A half day, a few hours, whatever you an manage would be amazing!
JUNE 23, 2012
1090 HIGHBURY AVENUE, LONDON
OPENING CEREMONY: 8:00 AM
EVENTS: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
CLOSING CEREMONY: 5:00 PM
If you are interested in entering a team into Corporate Challenge 2012, please read our Captain's Package which will guide you through all the steps required from enteringa team and fundraising through to event day. We are excited to have you join CC 2012 and know it will be a great experience for you and your team.