Entries by cindyc


Fitness Challenge, Part I

A Day Beyond Fun! Our AIAB Fitness Celebration, Part I The day began with whining. As I crawled out of bed on a cold and frosty February morning, I complained and grumbled that I didn’t want to go to the fitness event. My husband did not say a word. He just kicked me in the […]


Wear it Pink Day

A Bright Spot of Colour on a Gray Day On January 26, 2011 at approximately 7:35 am on our local City TV station, our media stars: Pat Docking (Sponsorship Vice Chair) and Neoma Quintin, one of our younger members provided the viewers with key AIAB points and personal messages of thriving in spite of breast […]

Fall Social

For all those who couldn’t attend the Fall Social, you missed a great party. Evelyn Smoliak out did herself arranging this social event with mocktails, food, music, videos, dance lesson, and dancing. There was some new AIAB merchandise to buy and a special treat: a song arranged and sung by 2010 novice Karen Lutz. All […]

Rose Regatta Las Vegas

Abreast with FORT-itude and Abreast In A Boat Too! The two crews who went to the Rose Regatta at Lake Las Vegas on the 16th are back with two silver medals, an appreciation of the breast health services that we have in Canada, and some fabulous suntans. It was an unseasonably high 91 F for […]

Steveston Market

The Steveston Farmer’s Market AIAB booth went well. The day turned out to be fabulous with lots of sunshine and people shopping for their fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner. We were there from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Many people passing by had stories of loved ones and they appreciated talking to us. We passed out brochures […]

Novice Paddle

It was my very first time paddling. I couldn’t paddle as well as I wanted to. The water splashed my face but I enjoyed it anyway. As we were paddling forward I was motivated to paddle faster. When those who have breast cancer or their friends and family see me paddling, I can give courage […]

World Conference on Breast Cancer

Making of a Video! August 29, 2010 Ysa Luz, Vivian Omori, Sue Tong and Patricia Tanaka represented AIAB in the making of a video to promote the World Conference on Breast Cancer to be held in Hamilton, Ontario June 7-11, 2011.  The expected attendance is 1,000 delegates including researchers, doctors and survivors.

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival

The First Annual Steveston Regatta was held on August 22, 2010. Our composite crew of AIAB members enjoyed the one day of racing with short 200 meter and standard 500 meter races. The site at the historic Britannia Shipyards was a scenic venue within a short distance of downtown Steveston. In true AIAB form, we […]

Whistler Dragon Boat Festival

July 3 and 4th , 2010 The Barnet and Deas crews had a great time in Whistler even though it was a little cold and windy. Congratulations to Deas Divas for winning a silver medal in the Women’s B Division; to Heather Innes for steering very successful races for the False Creek National Master’s Team; […]