Wave Babes dragon boat team takes fundraising to new level

NANAIMO - Dragon boat team raises $117,000 over the last eight years.

Nanaimo’s Wave Babes dragon boat team has taken the challenge of fundraising to a new level.

Each year the teammates work side by side on creative endeavours, like scrap metal and bottle collection, plant sales, and electronic recycling in order to raise money for breast cancer detection and treatment equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

During the past eight years, the team has given more than $117,000 toward the purchase of medical equipment on central Vancouver Island.

Motivated by their participation in the Save-On-Foods Dragon Boat Festival, the team has many supporters who aid in their annual donation.

In particular DBL Disposal, Regional Recycling and Woodgrove Centre have been instrumental in enabling the Wave Babes to collect and generate earnings from their pink collection bins. Two Think Pink events were held in Woodgrove’s parking lot last year where scrap metal, refundable beverage containers and electronics were dropped off by the public.

Team members also manage ongoing fundraising activities. Mention the Wave Babes at Cobs Bread, the Wellington Beer and Wine Store, and the Soap Exchange at Country Club Centre, where a percentage of sales will be donated to the team.

Or the public can drop off recyclables at the team’s pink bin at the Bowen Road Co-op Gas Bar parking lot.

Nanaimo’s Wave Babes dragon boat team has taken the challenge of fundraising to a new level.

Each year the teammates work side by side on creative endeavours, like scrap metal and bottle collection, plant sales, and electronic recycling in order to raise money for breast cancer detection and treatment equipment at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

During the past eight years, the team has given more than $117,000 toward the purchase of medical equipment on central Vancouver Island.

Motivated by their participation in the Save-On-Foods Dragon Boat Festival, the team has many supporters who aid in their annual donation.

In particular DBL Disposal, Regional Recycling and Woodgrove Centre have been instrumental in enabling the Wave Babes to collect and generate earnings from their pink collection bins. Two Think Pink events were held in Woodgrove’s parking lot last year where scrap metal, refundable beverage containers and electronics were dropped off by the public.

Team members also manage ongoing fundraising activities. Mention the Wave Babes at Cobs Bread, the Wellington Beer and Wine Store, and the Soap Exchange at Country Club Centre, where a percentage of sales will be donated to the team.

Or the public can drop off recyclables at the team’s pink bin at the Bowen Road Co-op Gas Bar parking lot.