August 31, 2022, was a sad day for the Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Racing Team. It was on this day that our winter home away from home, our gym, the place where we spent many hours getting fitter and stronger, closed both London, Ontario locations.
Little did we know that in just over one month we would be approached by GoodLife Fitness and offered an amazing sponsorship deal that would allow us to continue training for the sport we love.
On October 9, 2022, an article about us was published in a periodical by Game Day London that would be the catalyst for this amazing offer of sponsorship. The article entitled Rowbust dragon boat crew has made waves around the world gives the most accurate portrayal of us to date. The article reached the desk of Brad Warren, Partnership Manager for GoodLife Fitness. Brad was moved by the article so much so that he sought out our Team Captain, Linda Kuska, who was interviewed for the article, and they hashed out the deal!
Not only did Brad offer each member of Rowbust a sweetheart deal on memberships but GoodLife Fitness will also be our major sponsor for every event we host! From our signature events, such as the Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival and our annual golf tournament, as well as our targetted events of varying sizes that help us to “keep the doors open” for our membership.
We are beyond grateful for the partnership with GoodLife Fitness. Since we entered their doors on November 1, 2022, we have felt welcomed in our new home. Not only did we feel welcome, but we felt challenged…challenged, in the most positive way! Challenged to push ourselves harder than we ever have to surpass our fitness goals.