News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Calendar Launch: Breast Cancer Survivors


Calendar Launch: Breast Cancer Survivors, Celebration of Women

October 2011

Porirua Mayor Nick Leggart opened the launch of the CanSurvive Dragon Boat Team calendar “A Celebration of Women “at Pataka Museum on Thursday October 13th.

Guest speaker Winnie Laban herself a breast cancer survivor spoke to guests about the courage, determination and bravery it takes to paddle through a journey from diagnosis to treatment. Winnie referred to the CanSurvive team as her heroes. In Winnie’s words, to show such courage and determination requires celebration.

Jason Pine was the MC for the evening. Chris Faa Foi Labour MP for Mana, Hon Hekia Parata, Sue Corkill from the Wellington Cancer Society, Fran Wilde and Prue Lamason, Wellington Regional Councillors attended in support of the launch.

The calendar, "A Celebration of Women" was launched after months of preparation and planning. This calendar profiles the members of the team, baring not just their breast but their zest for life. Just as importantly the calendar also shows beautiful women doing amazing things.

CanSurvive is a team of individuals from all walks of life and circumstances with a wish to paddle and train all year round in their own boat. To this end the launch celebrated both the fundraising calendar and these inspirational women.
Calendars can be purchased for $10 http://gregoryyoungphotography.com/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland