Media Highlights

Articles 2019

Paddles up at Glenmore Park, CTV News

Laura McNeill and Joanie Snodgrass.
Breast cancer survivors navigate rough waters of diagnosis on dragon boat team 


Articles 2018

Breast cancer survivors find support and camaraderie through competition Click to view the June CTV news story

Articles 2016
Pink Ribbon Challenge Builds Strength, Edmonton Journal
25th Annual Dragon Boat Festival packs Glenmore reservoir, Calgary Herald 
Breast Cancer Survivors – a Picture of Fitness and Strength in Dragon Boat Races, Calgary Herald

Articles 2015
Hundreds hit Glenmore Reservoir for annual Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival, Calgary Sun
Living with breast cancer mindfully and joyfully, 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.

Lethbridge Festival, Twisted Sisters and Flower Ceremony The Lethbridge Herald
Dragon Boat Festival Attracts Thousands From All Walks Of Life Metro 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

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

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


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

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
Dragon Boat Serenade Calgary Metro
Dragon Back to the Water Calgary Sun
Dragon Boat Clipper Alberta Health Services – Frontlines

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

Fighting with the Dragons Calgary Herald
Pedalling For Hope Calgary Herald

A Roaring Success – The Calgary Sunday Sun
Calgary Dragon Boat Festival Calgary Sun


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

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

Cancer Survivors Pose For Calendar Calgary Herald
Breast Cancer Calendar Revisited Calgary Herald
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 

Dragons That Float The Edmonton Journal
Dragonboats Multiply The Okanagan Saturday

Women with Breast Cancer Bare Almost All for Calendar Calgary Herald
Picture of Hope The Calgary Sun
Sistership Bares All For Calender Project Calgary Mirror
Stark Courage Clipboard, Alberta Venture

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


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.