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Sirenhoops in the news

Interest in hooping has been growing in Ottawa, as evidenced by the number of articles that have been written and TV and radio shows we've appeared on.

The piece that started it all in the Fall of 2007, was written by Ottawa super-blogger Andrew Tomkins for Savvy Moms, "Waisting Away"

In April 2012, Kitchissippi Times, our local community newspaper in Westboro, did a cover story on Trish (a Kitchissippi resident) and hooping at Dovercourt. 

Trish appeared on Rogers TV "Daytime Ottawa" in April 2011 to talk about fitness programs at Dovercourt Recreation Centre, and gave some basic hooping instruction to the hosts. 

In January 2010, hooping was featured in the Ottawa Citizen as a fitness trend that like trampoline, drumball and skipping, celebrates play. Read the article on

Brigitte "Hooperella" Ethier

Healthwise Ottawa, a quarterly publication on health & fitness trends and articles, featured hooping as a cover story and Trish as the covergirl in Spring/ Summer 2010. Read the article as a pdf.


Brigitte performed with partner Sophie Latreille of the Fireweavers at the 2009 Lumiere Festival.

See the video:


See Brigitte's Youtube channel here >>

Brigitte made an appearance on morning television for the A Channel in August 2009:


Brigitte, Trish and other class participants & hoop jammers appeared in a segment on A Channel in November 2009: