Deschamps’ Dash, like most fundraisers, was organized to help rally around a friend.  On November 3rd, 2011, my best friend Mark Deschamps (Daish) was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.  As you can read in more detail in the Mark’s Journey, all of his family and friends were in complete disbelief.  I think we were caught in the stigma that Lung Cancer seems to carry with it.  He’s young!  He doesn’t smoke!  He just ran his best 5K race a month before being diagnosed!  We quickly came to realize that lung cancer does not discriminate.

Our goal at Deschamps’ Dash is to raise money that goes to help support the incredible work that organizations such as Lung Cancer Canada continues to push forward!  Hope you can join us at one of our events!

  • I still find that I have to justify my husband's disease to others. He was healthy, athletic, and never smoked.

    - Natalie Deschamps

SCHEDULE FOR THE Bowling to Strikeout Cancer - 2017!

Team Names

REGISTRATION (please be on time as have to register 64 teams and want to take every team's picture)
12:30 to 1:30 PM

1:30 to 1:45 PM

GROUP A - 32 TEAMS (to be announced)
2:00 - 3:00 PM
4:00 - 5:00 PM
6:00 - 7:00 PM

GROUP B - 32 TEAMS (to be announced)
3:00 - 4:00 PM
5:00 - 6:00 PM
7:00 - 8:00 PM

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (winner of group A vs. winner of Group B)
8:00 - 9:00 PM

There will be LIVE MUSIC starting at 12:30 straight through to the late hours thanks to Cory Ell, The Wooden Nickels, The Afterjammers, and Ruckus!

SNACKS will be provided by Jonny Canuck's Bar & Grill and Broadway Bar and Grill Orleans in the late afternoon!

Please share this with your teams! See you there!

There are sponsorship opportunities available. If you’re interested, contact us today at You can download  a copy of our sponsorship package here.