Authors Articles by Jeanne Pengelly

Articles by Jeanne Pengelly

Jeanne Pengelly
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Jeanne Pengelly is a television and radio news journalist with a Master's Degree in Journalism. Even before she got her first typewriter at age 12, she had decided she would be a writer. Highlights of her career include founding the McMaster University creative writing journal, living in a remote northern community on James Bay where she edited a newspaper and trained young television journalists, and being a non-fiction nominee for the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association. Jeanne's many interests include creative writing, photography, music, teaching, needlecrafts, fitness, and golf. You can follow Jeanne on Twitter @JeannePengelly.
Using traditional techniques, members of the Miawpukek First Nation from Newfoundland have built a 22-foot birch bark canoe they will present to The Canadian Canoe Museum on National Aboriginal Day (June 21). Described by the Mi'kmaq word "gwitna'q", which means "go by canoe", the canoe represents the reconciliation of aboriginals with the Canadian government on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. (Photo: Miawpukek First Nation)

Miawpukek First Nation to gift traditional birch bark canoe to The Canadian Canoe Museum

June 21 National Aboriginal Day celebrations also include evening workshops and performances.
Breast cancer survivor and festival co-chair Michelle Thornton (second from left) during the annual flower ceremony, remembering those who have lost their battle with the disease, at Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival on June 10. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Behind the scenes at the 2017 Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival

Organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and paddlers come together every year to make the festival a success.
Michelle Thornton and Carol Mutton of Survivors Abreast, pictured here at the Carol Love Rowing/Paddling Tank at Trent University, are co-chairs for the 2017 Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival)

Great leadership, coaching, and commitment create success for Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival

It's also the spirit of the paddlers, say festival co-chairs Carol Mutton and Michelle Thornton.
Paddlers at the 2015 Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival hold their flowers prior to the Carnation Ceremony, an annual tradition to both remember and honour those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. The Carnation Ceremony originates from a 1996 dragon boat race in Vancouver.

Carnation Ceremony at Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival is rooted in history

Flowers tossed in water remember and honour those who have lost their battle with breast cancer .
Gina Lee encouraging paddlers during a pre-race practice for Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival. Among other things, Lee is responsible for organizing dozens of teams and practice times. (Photo: Jessica Fleury)

When paddling a dragon boat, practice makes perfect

"Spreadhseet queen" Gina Lee organizes teams and practices for Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival.
Leah Carroll (holding the trophy) celebrating success with her Survivors Abreast team-mates. Survivors Abreast hosts Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival, where the team will be paddling for its 17th year on June 10, 2017.

The “sisterhood ship” a floating support group for breast cancer survivors

The Survivors Abreast team has been paddling to raise awareness for 17 years.
The Dragon Boat team that enjoyed the comforts of the Dragon's Lair last year was the aptly named RBC Queen Bees. They raised $14,135.00 for the Peterborough Regional Health Care Foundation.

Dragon Boat top fundraisers to receive royal treatment

This year's Dragon's Lair will be more comfy and even comes with a butler!
Glenn Goodwin (middle back), who has paddled with the Eau Naturals dragon boat team for 15 years, will paddle for the second time with two generations of his family.

Three generations paddling in Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Festival

Glenn Goodwin's hope is to rid stress and fear from the breast cancer experience.
Dr. Rola Shaheen, Chief of Radiology and Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), says screening is key to defeating breast cancer. To improve the standard in breast screening, PRHC is investing $1.9 million in three new full-field digital mammography units for the hospital's Breast Assessment Centre.

Taking breast cancer screening into the future at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Donations to PRHC Foundation will help fund new 3D-capable digital mammography units.
Jill Cummings, Senior Mammography Technologist at PRHC's Breast Assessment Centre, demonstrates how a mammography machine works to writer Jeanne Pengelly. PRHC Foundation is seeking community donations to purchase three new state-of-the-art mammography machines for the centre, one over each of the next three years. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

How you can help save the lives of women in Peterborough and The Kawarthas

Community donations will help PRHC's Breast Assessment Centre purchase three state-of-the-art mammography machines.

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