Makin It Happen is the name of the Mother’s Day triathlon at Lakewood Civic Centre and it’s also the goal.
The race is for all skill levels so ‘makin it happen’ is the goal for those who have never done the race before and it’s also the goal to directly help those who are dealing with cancer.
Marlene Antoniuk’s family began organizing the triathlon after she died from lymphoma cancer.
Nicolene Watson says her mom had volunteered prior to her death at the Just Tri It triathlon, so when the opportunity arose to take over the event, they took it on and made it happen.
There is a longer race for experienced triathletes and a shorter event for those who are doing it as a challenge to themselves – once again to make it happen.
Watson says it is inspiring to watch participants who may have even been afraid of the water before beginning training, to finish the race with hands in the air, being cheered on by family and friends.
Proceeds each year go directly to help those affected by cancer.
This year, funds will go to the Pink Wig Foundation, which provides financial assistance to Saskatchewan cancer patients. You can click on the link.