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Articles 2016

Edmonton Journal: Pink Ribbon Challenge Builds Strength

25th Annual Dragon Boat Festival packs Glenmore reservoir Click on the article to read

Breast cancer survivors a picture of fitness and strength in dragon boat races
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Breast Cancer Survivors – a Picture of Fitness and Strength in Dragon Boat Races

Articles 2015

All the McNeill family wants for Christmas is a cure
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All the McNeill family wants for Christmas is a cureCanadian Cancer Society – Cancer Challengers: December 2015

Hundreds hit Glenmore Reservoir for annual Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival
Hundreds hit Glenmore Reservoir for annual Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival By Laura Booth, Calgary Sun.  Click on the name of the article to read the complete article.

Living with breast cancer mindfully and joyfully By Jan Collins for CBCN network news

Articles 2014

Dragon Boat Festival in Sarasota celebrates cancer survivors Click on the article to read Cheryl’s Interview with Katy Bergen of Sarasota’s Herald Tribune.

Sistership Winner of mlam Contest

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On October 4, 2014, Mastectomy Lingerie & More presented
their grand prize to Sistership Calgary at Heritage Park, Calgary.
Sistership was the winning team in their 2014 ‘Survivor Powered All Up – Take It Away!’ contest.

Pink Glove Dance

Pink Glove Dance 2014-2

Sistership was proud to participate in the 2014 Rockyview General Hospital Surgical Services’ entry in the Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition.

ARTICLES 2012

Lethbridge Festival, Twisted Sisters and Flower Ceremony The Lethbridge Herald
Dragon Boat Festival Attracts Thousands From All Walks Of Life Metro News
Calgary Festival CBC News
Breast Cancer Survivors Take to the Water CBC News
Dragon Boat Races Draw a Crowd Calgary Herald
Dragon Boating An Escape For Breast-Cancer Patients Calgary Herald – Printed Edition
Dragon Boating An Escape For Breast-Cancer Patients Calgary Herald – Online Edition
Battle Scars: Rebuilding after Breast Cancer Jan Collins Calgary Herald
YMCA Calgary – Fitness Destinations YMCA Calgary

ARTICLES 2011

Drumming Up Support Calgary Sun
Dragon An Opportunity For Calgarians To Get Out On Water Calgary Herald Neighbours
Diane Martin – Run For The Cure Calgary Herald
Inspired To Run For The Cure ctvcalgary.ca

ARTICLES 2010

Shared Marathon Goal Pays Benefits Far And Wide Calgary Herald
Even When Heather ‘Lost’, She Was A Winner Calgary Herald
YMCA Calgary – Sistership Supports Strong Kids YMCA Calgary
Roughnecks’ Game Annie Pattison youtube

ARTICLES 2009

Gone But Not Forgotten Cochrane Eagle
Officers, Firefighters Bask in Medal Glory Calgary Herald and Office of the Chief of Police

ARTICLES 2008

Showing Strength Through Sport U of C Gauntlet
Sistership Gains Strength By Paddling Their Butts Off Cochrane Eagle
Dragon Boat Festival In Jeopardy Calgary Herald
Races Row in a Different Direction Metro News
2008 Flower Ceremony Charlene Waldal
Dragon Boat Serenade Calgary Metro
Dragon Back to the Water Calgary Sun
Dragon Boat Clipper Alberta Health Services – Frontlines

ARTICLES 2007

Hope Floats Calgary 24 Hours
Dragon Boat Racers Battle Cancer In Waves Calgary Sun
‘Sisters’ Fill Dragon Boat With Courage Calgary 24 Hours
‘Sisters’ Set a Heartfelt Pace at Boat Race Calgary 24 Hours
Marching For A Cure – Thinking Pink Offers Hope Calgary Herald
Cancer Survivors Celebrate – CIBC Run For The Cure Calgary Sun
Walking The Walk Calgary Sun
Cancer Fight Hits Streets Calgary Sun
Runners Inspire Cancer Victim Calgary Herald
Good News Means Having Courage To Make Long-term Plans Cochrane Eagle

ARTICLES 2006

Fighting with the Dragons Calgary Herald
Pedalling For Hope Calgary Herald

ARTICLES 2005

Twoonie Yoga South Calgary Community Association
A Roaring Success – The Calgary Sunday Sun
Calgary Dragon Boat Festival Calgary Sun

ARTICLES 2004

Women Take It Off Take For A Good Cause  Calgary Herald
Survivor Stared Down Cancer Calgary Herald
Stories of the Dragon Boat Sistership Calgary Herald
Parade of Pink a Celebration of Survival Calgary Herald
Facts About Breast Cancer In Alberta Alberta Cancer Board
Ducks and Company Fashion Show
Buddies for Life Calgary Herald

ARTICLES 2003

The Sistership Experience of Grief and Loss Kim Blaikie
Sistership – The Gift of Support Kim Blaikie
Calgary’s Calendar Girls Bare All Calgary Herald
Sisters Paddling for the Cure Calgary Herald
Boat Festival Hottest Yet The Lethbridge Herald
Discovery Feared Too Late Calgary Herald
Dragonboat Teams For Breast Cancer Funded As Community Projects Edmonton Journal
Breast Cancer Drug Success ‘No Surprise’ Calgary Herald

ARTICLES 2002

Cancer Survivors Pose For Calendar Calgary Herald
Breast Cancer Calendar Revisited Calgary Herald
Survivors Hit The Road The Calgary Sun
Saluting The Real Survivors Calgary Herald
The Battle Goes On The Daily Courier
May The Breast Team Win The Okanagan Sunday
Riding a Dragon Calgary Herald
Cancer Survivors Pose for Calendar Calgary Herald
Cancer Survivors Cast Away Cares Calgary Herald
Support From The YMCA Is Invaluable The YMCA 

ARTICLES 2001

Making Her Life Count The Calgary Sun
Dragons That Float The Edmonton Journal
Dragonboats Multiply The Okanagan Saturday
Dragon Boat Fest Huge Hit The Daily Courier

ARTICLES 2000

The Growing Sistership Paddles To Wellness Calgary Herald
The Growing Sistership Paddles To Wellness Calgary Herald
Calendar Girls Calgary Mirror
Women with Breast Cancer Bare Almost All for Calendar Calgary Herald
Picture of Hope The Calgary Sun
How These Woman found the Courage to Pose Semi-nude for a Good Cause Calgary Herald
Sistership Bares All For Calender Project Calgary Mirror
Stark Courage Clipboard, Alberta Venture

The Eye of the Dragon – Women, Cancer, & Courage
This inspiring book is about real women living exceptional lives while enduring body blows with bravery, grace, and wit. For information on book follow the link above.
Written by: Carolyn M. Parks

ARTICLES 1999

Sun Shines On Dragon Sisters Calgary Herald
Cancer Survivors Pull Together The Edmonton Journal
Passage to Gratitude – A Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey Sept/Oct 1999 Family Zoo Magazine
Racer Says Cancer An Extra Challenge In Dragon Boat Race Calgary Herald

ARTICLES 1998

Dragon Boaters Inspire Courage Mirror
Pulling to Victory Jennifer Sass, for The Calgary Herald
Sistership wins the Alberta Women’s Championship in their first year!
Dragon Champs The Calgary Sunday Sun
This is the first newspaper picture of ‘The Originals’.
Calgary Women Slay Breast Cancer Dragon Jennifer Sass, for The Calgary Herald
This was the very first newspaper article ever written about Sistership and it was written by one of our own, Jennifer Sass.  Jennifer worked for the Calgary Herald, was an ‘original’ member of Sistership, and was our first president. Sadly, Jennifer died from metastatic breast cancer in January of 2006.