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What People Are Saying About Fast and Female Events

I just want to thank you for the positive attitudes and great experience we’ve had with everyone we’ve come in contact with that is involved with Fast and Female. Your enthusiasm about what your doing is contagious and I’m thrilled my daughter was able to take part here in Calgary. It really had made a big impact on her and I am very grateful. I will be spreading the word to everyone I know! Keep up the great work!

I’m a grade twelve student and an athlete. I love love love cross-country skiing, and I really aspire to succeed in this sport!

Believe it or not, I was actually at the very first Fast and Female Event at Silver Star in 2006. I remember the feeling of being so incredibly inspired by the older female athletes. I got them to sign my shirt, and I honestly didn’t take it off for a month after that! I specifically remember Amanda Ammar telling me that I was a really fast, really fun kid. Funny enough, Amanda is now my teammate and she still tells me things like that. But I was so amazed that somebody that successful, and that amazing, told me that in Silver Star back in 2006. So basically, that’s my goal! I want to tell younger girls that they are amazing too! I want girls to be inspired like I was when I went to all those fast females back in the day.

I really want girls to become more involved in sports like cross-country skiing. I think girls turn away from this sport because it’s so manly and so hardcore! But what they don’t realize is that’s the beauty of it! I really look up to Emily Batty because she shows girls that sports like cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and mountain biking are for girls too! She shows everyone to embrace our femininity and go out there and kick butt! She’s fast and she is so female!

I’m so in love with my sport, and I really want to spread the love to others as well! I cannot even describe what this sport means to me, and the more people involved the better. I have become a better person because of cross-country skiing, there’s no denying it. In my club (Canmore Nordic Ski Club) there are no girls my age who ski. It’s tragic for many reasons. I want to tell young girls they are amazing, I want them to look up to me. This has been my dream for a long time now!

My daughters absolutely LOVED every aspect of the event. They said it was one of the best days of their lives. Their words, not mine. Thank you for putting on such a great event for them.

My daughter and I attended last year’s event at the Cyclo-Cross Championships – Mary the champ chat, where she spent lots of quality time with Catherine Pendrel J, and myself at the parent session, learning about nutrition & psychology. I hope you hear this all the time, but you guys rock.

Our daughter had a great time at today’s conference. She came away from today with some very positive messages and take away lessons about working as a team, goal setting and overcoming your fears as as an athlete.

The Fast and Female event in Bend Oregon was a fabulous afternoon, and very inspiring for all the young girls and teens that attended. The Nordic Skiing Ambassadors were so kind and interacted so well with the kids. Lots of fun!!! My 3 daughters loved the afternoon and wore their Fast and Female shirts to school the next day!!! Thanks for bringing this to Bend, it was great!!