Active Like a Girl is a free annual one-day sports event for girls ages 10 to 14 that will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the SaskTel Sports Centre (150 Nelson Road).
Girls are invited to experience soccer, floor hockey, and wheelchair basketball with world class Olympians and 2015 Parapan American athletes:
Colleen Sostorics, Olympian (Women’s Ice Hockey)
Played extensively for Canada at the international level with achievements including three Olympic gold medals, three gold and three silver medals at the Women’s World Championships, and five gold medals and one silver medal at the 4 Nations Cup.
Deidra Dionne, Olympian (Freestyle Aerial Ski)
A bronze medalist at the 2002 Winter Olympics in freestyle aerial ski. She also won bronze medals at the 2001 and 2003 FIS World Freestyle Ski Championships.
Erica Gavel, Parapan American Silver Medalist (Wheelchair Basketball)
After playing basketball for the University of Saskatchewan, her career was cut short by a knee injury, until she discovered the same passion for wheelchair basketball. Since taking up the sport in 2012, she has earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Alabama, a gold medal at the 2014 Canadian Junior National Wheelchair Basketball Championships, and a silver medal at the 2015 Parapan Games.
Active Like a Girl is hosted by the City of Saskatoon’s Community Development Division, in partnership with Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, Sask Sport Inc., and Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation.
Register by September 10, 2015, by calling 306-975-3378. Transportation services are available; please inquire when registering.