Female Strong - (online) FREE = Moresports Inclusion Leadership Series

Number of Sessions: 4


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Join us as we discuss the Power of Sports to support a Female's Strength (virtually on Wednesdays for 1 hour)

Discover how participation has helped Women reach their goals and provide them with resilience.   Learn about how they build inner personal strengths.  Let's gather together and share our stories of strengths and weakness and learn about resilience too~ from one another!

Everyone Welcome - invite your Mom, your daughter, your friend, your co-worker and your favorite athlete.

6:30 to 7:30pm Wednesdays

April 7, 14, 21 & 28th 2021 

Email will be sent with link to virtual classroom for sessions  (thank you to our partner ~ https://www.westcoastfamily.org )

4 different evenings of Inspiring Guest Speakers

Come learn from Keani who discovered how participating in afterschool programs with Moresports has led her to a career she is excited about.  Hear how Sandra (Tri Cities Local) started her sport as a teen and is now training for the Olympics as an Elite MTB & CX racer for Liv Cycling Canada & Team Canada.  Listen to Sam and learn how reaching your goals takes perseverance and continuing to believe in yourself.   She is starting a new career as a Registered Massage Therapist and wants you to know “why” winning isn’t everything.  Hear from Heather and Maggie a mother and daughter whose talents for playing Rugby brought them together but also living apart as opportunities for Maggie meant she would need to move.  Discover how sport helps you learn about relationships – with other team-mates and family too!  Join us for an hour; on 4 Wednesday evenings, explore how you can blaze your own trails forward and discover some new opportunities because inside and out ~ you are Female Strong! 

Keani is a 27-year-old from Vancouver who became a Moresports participant at the age of 11.  Her involvement with the Moresports program created various opportunities which eventually led to employment with the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Parks Board as a Moresports Hub Developer.  She has used her passion for sports and community involvement to further her career and is attending the Child and Youth Care Counselling program at Douglas College.  As she aspires to create positive opportunities for children and youth, Keani, has been living with the hardship of a congenital health condition.   She has spent her life managing these challenges, learning to manage the feeling empowered by a congenital condition.  She wants to help others find ways to overcome adversity by sharing experiences and offering support to others in her community.  

Samantha is a 29 year old female who grew up in Port Moody BC. Sam grew up very involved in competitive sports, both in grade school and in her community. Her ultimate sport was ice hockey with the Tri-Cities Predators which lead her to her passion in coaching. Sam has been volunteering her time as a coach in female minor hockey associations for 13 years now.  She started up Premiere Girls Hockey, involved in the fitness industry, and has become a registered massage therapist. After 25 years of playing ringette and hockey, coaching became her first priority recognizing that there isn’t enough female coaches in sport. Her main focus is not only development but to encourage females to come back in to their home associations and be a mentor/role model to young girls. The connections she has built with families in the sport community are ones she will never forget. Being involved in team sports has taught Sam to persevere through challenging times, be a leader when ever given the opportunity, and that winning isn’t always everything. Whether it be in her coaching career or RMT career, Sam believes that working hard and being humble is what will get you to success.  

Heather Wilson and Maggie Banks (Mother/Daughter) - Rugby/Fire Captain/Nursing
Heather is a former Canadian International women’s Rugby player who captained Canada on two occasions. She is a Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame member, a mother of 3, and Burnaby FD’s first female fire captain! She is the founder of Camp Ignite, a four-day camp for girls 16 to 18 years old which introduces them to the world of firefighting. Maggie has received recognition through her ability to play Rugby and is currently working on a nursing career! https://www.facebook.com/campignitementorship/

Maggie is also a former Canadian national team member! Growing up Maggie played nearly every sport in Coquitlam from soccer to lacrosse to beach volleyball but eventually landed in rugby. She attended Shawnigan Lake  High School on a rugby scholarship where she captained and led her team to 4 provincial titles. Since graduating high school Maggie has moved to Kingston Ontario where she is a leader on the Queen’s Women’s Rugby Team who finished second in the country last season. Maggie is currently studying nursing and hopes to become a labour and delivery nurse after she graduates. 

Sandra Walter - Elite MTB & CX racer for Liv Cycling Canada & Team Canada, avid coffee-drinker, chocolate-eater. 

She is an elite cross country mountain bike racer from Coquitlam who has represented Canada at 12 World Championships. She has won a dozen medals at Canadian Championships across various cycling disciplines and her career in the sport spans over two decades and has taken her to six continents. She began cycling recreationally in her childhood and entered her first competition in her late teens through the SPOKE high school race series. Her first World Championships experience at 18 opened her eyes to the endless possibilities of life as an elite athlete. Her vast experiences in high performance sport have taught her the importance of self-empowerment, collaboration, self confidence, resilience, perseverance, independence, empathy, and gratitude. Being in the later stages of her career, her perspective has expanded to include greater emphasis on the importance of mentorship for young riders, providing strong female role models and offering learning and leadership opportunities to women and girls. Sandra is actively continuing her coaching education. She is also a long-time mentor for the Ride Like a Girl Mentorship and Bursary program and founder of Girls' Ride Club. https://torca.ca/updates/girls-ride-club/
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Questions: Contact us - [email protected]

8 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/sports/women-sports-equality.html (USA) 

Covid 19 impact on Women: https://charityvillage.com/covid-19-social-justice-and-its-impact-on-women/


By age 14, many girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys.1Through more than 25 years of research, the Women’s Sports Foundation has identified key factors which contribute to this alarming statistic. Read on to learn more about how these factors influence girls’ sport experiences and why they need to stay in the game.


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