Teamwork

  • March 9, 2020

For the majority of my life, my athletic career had been defined by one word: Individuality. From track and field to swimming, every activity that I came across lacked a team aspect to it. And for the most part, I was content…

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Let’s Talk!

  • January 29, 2020

Happy January 29th! Its Bell Let’s Talk day. It’s a day to raise your voice and bring awareness to the importance of mental health; the good, the bad, and the in between. Speaking up about mental health is vulnerable. We believe strongly…

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Goals

  • January 23, 2020

I wake up each morning thinking about one thing: HOW I CAN REACH MY GOALS. In 2014, I packed up everything and moved to England. I left my full time job, my coaching job and my family. People asked me why…

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Gratitude

  • January 1, 2020

There is so much to be thankful for in life and my relationship with gratitude is definitely a great one! When I was three years old,  I was diagnosed with meningitis, septicemia and gangrene. This was a life-threatening disease leaving…

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Vulnerability is Strength

  • November 30, 2019

When Lindsey Vonn admitted to battling depression in 2012, I was very surprised. She seemed to have such a great life and was doing the thing she loved most. How could she be unhappy? I’ve learned since then that champions…

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Social Belonging

  • November 2, 2019

Everyone wants to belong. To have a group of friends who understands them, a community that they feel they contribute to and are a part of. Luckily, I was able to find community through my sport, rugby. My sense of…

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Role Models: You can’t be what you can’t see

  • October 13, 2019

We always have a number of options when it comes to our encounters with each other. We can celebrate each other and enjoy other athletes. By encouraging ourselves and others to appreciate role models, we can become that encouragement ourselves.  All of the things…

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If You Can’t See it, BE IT.

  • September 28, 2019

This week is coaches week! To celebrate, we chatted with our very own Gabriela Estrada. She is a key member of our core Fast and Female team. When she isn't working on event coordination, program development, and research, Gaby is…

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Believe, Breathe and Keep It Fun

  • September 23, 2019

Ambassador Spotlight: Catharine Pendrel and Haley Smith Haley Smith and Catharine Pendrel are long-time Fast and Female Ambassadors who have volunteered countless hours to empower girls across Canada. They are about to race their mountain bikes in a 4-day stage race in…

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Health: Body, Mind & Heart

  • August 20, 2019

We asked Fast and Female Ambassador and Team Canada Squash player Samatha Cornett to go back on her 2019 PanAm Game experience and let us in on her secret to success.  "The Pan Am Games. An event that is one…

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