Skaha Lake Park will be filled with pink Friday night, Sept. 8, in the name of raising awareness for breast cancer ahead of one of Penticton’s flagship festivals.
A dinner and dance event, featuring nine breast cancer awareness teams across the province, will be held inside the lacrosse box at the park from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The gathering is hosted by Penticton’s local breast cancer team, Survivorship.
Entertainment starts at 7 p.m., organizers said.
Each team in attendance Friday will have 22 paddlers, with participants set to compete at the Penticton Dragonboat Festival on Sept. 9 and 10 at Skaha Lake.
In 2022, hundreds of participants at the popular end-of-summer festival were seen holding pink carnations during a breast cancer survivor ceremony.
The ceremony was organized by the aforementioned Survivorship dragon boaters, who also recently contributed $1,600 to the South Okanagan Medical Foundations Oncology Campaign.
Around 2,000 racers are expected to compete at the festival this weekend.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.