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What People Are Saying About Fast and Female Events

Kudos to Chandra, Annika, Rosanna and team for organizing such a great event on Sunday. I would like to thank you for letting me be involved as the “oldest” ambassador!! I believe that every time we have an opportunity to empower girls in sport we grow our sport in substantial ways.

In 1981 there were 2 women competing in Biathlon in Canada – Kaarina from BC and Denise from Alberta – I knew that I was a better skier and shooter than her, so in 1982 I started my adventure in Biathlon. That year at nationals there were 4 women, the next year 8, then the next year 16, then there was a Jr. women’s category, etc etc until 1992 when Myriam won an Olympic medal and many young girls knew that it was a real possibly for Canadians to succeed at the Olympic level.

So all of you great ambassadors need to know that you make a huge difference as role models and mentors to the young girls who you work with. When people see that the way has been paved it opens the door to set the bar even higher. Best of luck to everyone this season as you set and meet your goals, I’m going to forge a new skiing class this year and plan to give ski instruction for women 55+ at COP this winter!! So maybe to can encourage that age group to also be empowered through sport!!

Best wishes and see you on the trails!!

Thank you for the opportunity to be involved on November 1 with Fast and Female. I was so impressed with everything I saw and the vibe and energy in the building were tangible! I hope all the people involved in the organization of the event felt a great sense of accomplishment for a job well done. I look forward to future involvement with your amazing group!!!

I was very impressed with the Fast and Female program. Thanks for all the enthusiasm you bought to Prince George. Over the years, my daughter has felt uncomfortable XC skiing although it is our family sport and we have been taking her since she was two. This year she refused jackrabbits and sat in the lodge instead during lessons. However she saw the fast and female posters which piqued her interest and she signed up. She had such a good time during the two hours of fast and female that she came back saying “I wonder why I ever told you I didn’t like skiing. I love skiing! Sign me up for lessons next year mom!” This sentiment has lasted for our family downhill ski trip this week as well. I am so grateful to fast and female for bringing my daughter around to love skiing. My sincere thanks to all of you.

I’ve been a big supporter of Fast and Female since I participated in the event at Calgary Olympic Park in 2009. At that point, I had no idea that there were two types of cross-country skiing. Chandra was amazing – she gave me a private skate skiing lesson and cheered me on the whole way. I’m still a pretty bad skate skier, but she really inspired me to keep trying. To this day, I wear my Fast and Female gear with pride. Thank you for that amazing experience and for all you do for girls everywhere.

I want to encourage (and thank) your organization in continuing your work. With my daughter being very limited these last couple of months due to injury, and much physical therapy still ahead of her, she has been watching some of your online videos and reading the articles from your Facebook feed. She has been living vicariously through the athletes featured and is looking forward to getting back out on the snow and training hard. Being the mom of a very active daughter, whom we are striving to raise as a strong and confident young lady, your organization is top notch in showing these young ladies how to be strong and confident in all aspects of their lives.

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.