Each year we attend as many festivals as possible, which involves racing against women’s dragon boat teams and with other breast cancer survivor teams. The festivals usually take place over a two-day period.
Sistership has participated in festivals across Canada and into the U.S. Thanks to the variety of festivals, team members have the opportunity to attend about four festivals per year.
Calgary holds a Dragon Boat festival every year, which allows Sistership to host other breast cancer survivor teams. Every four years, there is an international breast cancer festival (IBCPC) which has taken Sistership across the world and the next festival, in 2023, will be held in New Zealand.
C Cup Challenge
- Gold Sistership Synergy – 2:44.15
- Silver Sistership Phoenix – 2:45.95
Guts and Glory 2000m Silver – 13:36.17
Women’s B final Bronze Sistership Synergy -2:53.61
Women’s A Consolation Final Sistership Phoenix – 2:53.51
C Cup Survivor Race
- Gold Sistership Phoenix – 2:52.75
- 4th Sistership Synergy – 3:01.17
Guts and Glory 2000m – 13:13.29
Hong Kong Cup 5th Sistership Phoenix – 2:40.77
Finals C Bronze Sistership Synergy – 2:43.37
Due to COVID-19 a second paddling and festival season was cancelled around the world. As restrictions eased during the season, our friends at the Calgary Canoe Club allowed us to paddle and train in their Outrigger V12 boats with reduced capacity.
Due to COVID-19 paddling and festival season was cancelled around the world.
To honour our festival season, sisters embarked on a virtual “Festival Walk” logging 4900.35kms. This was representative of the distance needed to reach each festival destination.
Silver Breast Cancer Challenge – 2:24.19
4th Women’s Jade B Final – 2:34.07
Gold C Cup Challenge, Sistership Maka Power – 2:42.92
Silver in C Cup Challenge, Sistership Phoenix – 2:45.62
Women’s A Consolation:
4th Sistership Maka Power – 2:37.84
Silver Breast Cancer Survivor A Final – 2.31.121
Bronze Women’s Platinum B Final – 2:35.21
Lethbridge (2 crews):
Silver Sistership Maka Power – 2:40.40
4th Sistership Phoenix – 2:50.72
Silver Women’s B Consolation Final
Sistership Phoenix – 2:50.57
Gold Women’s C Final
Sistership Maka Power – 2:38.68
5th Guts & Glory round 38, Sistership – 15:30.10
Bronze Jade Final A – 2:29.20
Silver Breast Cancer Challenge – 2:26.32
Bronze in Pink Ribbon Challenge Race – 3:75.13 (Friendship Race)
Silver in Women’s Mulan A Consolation – 3:00.50
Gold in C Cup Challenge, Sistership Maka Power – 2:34.57
Silver in C Cup Challenge, Sistership Daenerys – 2:37.70
4th in Women’s B Final, Sistership Daenerys – 2:38.48
5th in Women’s B Final, Sistership Maka Power – 2:41.71
Third International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Dragon Boat Festival
44th of 124 teams – 2:39.110
Lethbridge (2 crews):
Gold in Breast Cancer Challenge Cup, Sistership Maka Power – 2:39.78
Silver in Breast Cancer Challenge Cup, Sistership Phoenix – 2:42.28
Gold in Women’s A Consolation Final, Sistership Maka Power – 2:41.29
4th in Women’s B Consolation Final, Sistership Phoenix – 2:48.60