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Do You Have What It Takes?

The aim of Sistership is to be encouraging and inclusive.  Sistership members come from diverse backgrounds, range in age from 30 to 70+, and have varied fitness levels.  No previous experience is required.

Research supports the benefits of exercise in the management of breast cancer.  We have learned that the level of individual commitment to our program has a major impact on the safety and success of the team, both on and off the water.

In order to prepare for the high-intensity aerobic activity of dragon boating, it is necessary for new crew members to:

  • be out of active treatment or surgery for a minimum of three months,
  • obtain written approval from a physician,
  • be physically capable of paddling as determined by assessment and screening by our training team,
  • be committed to maintaining a sports-specific training and paddling program,
  • participate in the Calgary Dragon Boat Festival,
  • be actively involved in the committee work required to run the organization, and
  • pay an annual registration fee.

Dry land training starts in February and our paddling season is from May to September. We practice twice a week on the Glenmore reservoir and compete in various dragon boat festivals during the season.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact

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Members’ Pledge

As a member of Sistership Dragon Boat Association, I recognize the importance of giving my full support to the Board and its elected Directors. I pledge to give this support.

I confirm the right of each member of Sistership to have her own opinion. I affirm that I will abide by the decisions of the Board whether I agree with them or not.

I realize that the Board cannot consider my opinions if I do not express them. I also accept that every idea cannot be used and the decisions of the Board must be followed.

I will treat the Board, the coach, and other members of Sistership with respect and understanding.

I will take responsibility for acting professionally and will be accountable for all of my actions.

I will value and respect the policies and procedures of the organization.

I promise to support Sistership to the best of my ability and I will strive to have a positive impact on the organization.