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Women in Sport Spotlight Series

The Women in Sport Spotlight is a monthly series featuring inspirational female athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and leaders in British Columbia. 

 

2017

 

MARCH 2017


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JANUARY 2017:


Shaunna Taylor is the current chairperson for viaSport’s Girls and Women Advisory Group and strongly believes in provincial and local sport organisations enacting change in B.C.


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2016

 

DECEMBER 2016


17-year-old Sarah Daniels is a dominant force in the curling scene, a two time First All-star Team member, and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Curling Championships.


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NOVEMBER 2016


Peggy Assinck was born with spina bifida, a defect in her spinal cord, but because sport played an important role in her life, she is now a proud sledge hockey athlete playing for Team Canada.


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OCTOBER 2016


Justina Di Stasio is an inspiring female role model as a national wrestling member. Her participation in multiple sports as a child has contributed to her athletic success today.


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SEPTEMBER 2016


From the pool to the track, and everything in between, Paralympian Shawn Marsolais, speaks about her determination to succeed in all aspects of her athletic career.


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AUGUST 2016


Behind every athlete is a coach. Heather Hennigar, who was at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 is a great example of why her athletes are happy to say #ThanksCoach. 


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JULY 2016


 Athlete and coach, Jordyn Konrad, is an accomplished competitive swimmer and speaks about her childhood dreams and journey to where she is now.


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JUNE 2016


Since being selected to be a part of the Canadian squad heading to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016, wheelchair rugby athlete Miranda Biletski only has one goal in mind now – winning a Paralympic gold medal.


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MAY 2016


This month’s spotlight honours moms who have enabled and encouraged their kids to participate in sport and physical activity. Ellen Connor is both a mom and a Boxing BC coach and tells us her story.


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APRIL 2016


Canada celebrated National Volunteer Week to thank the 12.7 million volunteers across the nation. Karen Theriault is one of B.C.’s unsung heroes, who has contributed countless hours towards disability sport. 


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MARCH 2016


Team BC wheelchair rugby athlete, Jessica Kruger, knows she plays sport in a male-dominated environment. Over the years, her male teammates have realized that she doesn’t expect to be taken lightly.


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FEBRUARY 2016


Lorraine Brown is a renowned national netball U21 coach and truly believes in the growth she can see in her athletes. "I really enjoy seeing players develop not only as a player, but also as a person."


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JANUARY 2016


Andrea Brousseau tell us her story growing up as a Para alpine skier in a male dominated environment, the strugles she faced and the obstacles she overcame.


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Do you know an inspiring women who could be our next Women in Sport Spotlight? Each month we highlight an exceptional women who has made a difference in the world of sport for her community.

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