As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Spirit Warriors Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team made sure that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be near the water in some form.
The team was unable to paddle this year due to the pandemic, but that did not stop members from honouring their season, their survivors and their losses.
It is traditional to honour the people who have lost the fight with breast cancer by scattering carnations on the water after a race of survivors in dragon boats.
The team would have done that at the Kamloops Dragon Boat Festival this past August, but the pandemic led to cancellation of the event.
Instead, the Spirit Warriors met at Pioneer Park and, while safely physically distanced, they honoured the people and scattered their carnations from the shore and into the South Thompson River.