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International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019

Let’s CELEBRATE the impressive women who are leading change towards gender equality in sport.  Check out the following that was included in the CAAWS E-network for December 


  • Tricia Smith, Charmaine Crooks, and Jane Roos, three women in sport who made WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women list.
  • Cassie Campbell-Pascall, who was appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee.
  • Kirby Cote, who was inducted into the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame as a Paralympic swimmer.
  • Christine Girard, who received her London 2012 Olympic gold and Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medals and is now the first Olympic champion in Canadian weightlifting history.
  • Jayna Hefford, who became the sixth woman to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 
  • Manon Perron, who is the recipient of the Coaching Association of Canada’s Geoff Gowan “Lifetime Achievement” Award for her inspiring 30 year coaching career in figure skating.  
  • Chantal Vallée, who was named as the head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers and is the first woman to hold both these positions on a men’s professional basketball team.
  • Irene Wallace, who was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for her work in women’s basketball.
  • The all-women officials crew of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer National Championship.


March 8, 2019

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