Carol Mutton, co-chair of the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, is a woman with no regrets.

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 1994, her future could have looked very different than it does now.

In 2001, when the first Dragon Boat Festival was held in Peterborough, Ontario, Carol was there at the initial meeting.

On June 10, 2017, she’ll be attending her 17th event.

I was so excited to have this amazing woman in my car for this week’s episode of MF’s Trans Canada Nissan Drive By because she has an amazing energy and attitude that you just can help but admire.

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One of my favourite things she said is this:

I don’t really think I have any regrets. You act, behave, and think based on what you know at the time. So you can’t do it any other way.


What I love about Carol is that she faced what was essentially a death sentence and because of it, she came out on the other side with an incredible zest for life.

I also love the advice she has for her 20-year-old self. Let me know if you can relate 😉

Watch the interview and get to know a little more about Carol and the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival.

If you know someone racing this year, or just want to support the cause, donate online at and come on out to Del Crary Park on June 10, 2017 for an unforgettable day!

MF’s Drive By is sponsored by Trans Canada Nissan.