Tag: female athletes


Olympian Jen Kish Plays Rugby Like a Girl (And You Should Too) #ThankYouMom

“I’m wearing a bronze medal around my neck, but I feel like I’ve won gold.” Jen Kish looks tough. And she is tough. Tough on herself to perform at the highest level of athletics, and more importantly, to provide a positive role model for female athletes anywhere. As the captain of the Canadian Women’s 7 Rugby Team, she is well poised to do just that....

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Stephanie Labbe: You Play Like a Girl? Good For You. #ThankYouMom

“At least I’ll be playing hockey with the kind of girls who play hockey.”, so said my daughter a few years ago, when she reluctantly made the move from being the only girl on a boys’ house league hockey team, to a girls’ rep team. The awkwardness of changing in the referees’ room and not really feeling like she was a part of the team,...

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Gold Medal Mom Wins At Mother’s Day #ThankYouMom

When my kids were young, I used a reward chart to motivate them to accomplish certain tasks. Stickers or stars for cleaning your room, making the bed, maybe even brushing your teeth or being nice to a brother. But when Olympic gold medal trampoline athlete the Rosie MacLennan was a little girl, her Grandma kept an activity chart up at the cottage for her and...

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