The CHEO fitHeads dragon boat team which consisted of members from the Healthy Active Living and Obesity research group of the Research Institute and the bitHeads software application company competed in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on June 21-23rd, 2013. The fitHeads were awarded a triumphant silver medal for their finish in the “I” Final 100m Sprint.

HALO members included: Kristi Adamo, Gary Goldfield, Casey Gray, Kimberly Grattan, Sonia Jean-Philippe, Priscilla Belanger, Alison McFarlane, Mike Borghese, Kevin Belanger, Zach Ferraro, Shanna Wilson, Sean Patterson, Michael Osmond, Afekwo Mbonu, and Lisa Pizzola.