Community Involvement

Sistership members and supporters spread our message through participation in community activitites:

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign 2019

YMCA Camp Chief Hector 2017

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Relay For Life 2015

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We  were the ribbon cutters at the 2015 Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

YMCA Camp Chief Hector 2015

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Appearance at the Calgary Roughnecks’ Game, 2010

On March 26, 2010, members of Sistership took part in the half-time activities at the Calgary Roughnecks’ lacrosse game. That weekend, all across the league, money was raised for breast cancer awareness. Kelcie Swartout, Game Day Coordinator for the Roughnecks, contacted us on Monday to ask if we could take part in the event and maybe even bring our dragon boat with us! Without much time to plan, our members, coach Jon Davies, and Lynda from the Canoe Club, took our boat out of winter storage and it was transported to the Saddledome by Friday evening.

The evening was an incredible experience for us all. When the players went onto the turf, we formed the ‘fan tunnel’ with the cheerleaders. At half-time, we paraded around the floor with our boat while ‘our drummer’, Annie Pattison, sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Heroes’. Annie is 11 years old and performs at many national and international festivals and events. The attached link to youtube shows the performance: Roughnecks’ Game Annie Pattison

Roughnecks’ Game With Annie Pattison 2010 picture

Vicki Kranenburg and artist Brian Cooley made arrangements to display our maquette and took care of it for the evening.

We now have a wonderful memory of the night we took our boat out for a walk and partnered with the community to raise awareness of survivorship, dragon boating, and Sistership!

CIBC Run for the Cure                                                      Survivors’ Pink Parade

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Positively Pink                                                                  Relay for Life                                    

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The Weekend to End Breast Cancer

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Individual members donate many volunteer hours to various organizations:
Victoria Quilts

Victoria Quilts is an organization that makes quilts for cancer patients and cancer treatment facilities.
Marilyns Quilt

The Cochrane Eagle

Many articles have been published in The Cochrane Eagle about Gaydon’s breast
cancer journey and life experiences.
 

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Sistership supports the following programs:

Alberta Lymphedema Association

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Casting for Life                                                                                   Push for the Cure

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