Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tricia Smith

Tricia Smith has made significant contributions to the sport of Rowing through her athletic and sport administration skills. Tricia’s first Olympic Games were in 1976 in Montreal, which was the first-ever Olympic regatta for women.

Andrea Neil

Andrea Neil’s achievements in women’s Soccer in Canada make her a trailblazer in the sport. Having played for both the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team and the Canadian Women’s National team, Andrea reached the 100 mark in games played.

Wendy Ladner-Beaudry

Wendy Ladner-Beaudry (d. 2009) was a nationally ranked swimmer, a member of the Ontario and BC senior field hockey teams, and a FIS World Masters champion in telemark skiing. Wendy focused on increasing participation and developing knowledge and awareness of physical literacy.

Darlene Currie

Darlene Currie played on the Canadian National Women’s Basketball Team from 1959 to 1968. She won gold in the 2005 World Masters Games with the Vancouver Retreads Basketball team in the 65+ category inspiring the film “The Oldest Basketball Team in the World”.

Shirley (Gordon) Olafsson

Shirley (Gordon) Olafsson was one of the world’s top high jumpers. In the 1948 London Olympics she placing 10th out of 62 countries. In the 1950s, she coached and managed basketball teams and officiated at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver.

Kathy Newman

Kathy Newman is dedicated to improving the lives of countless individuals with disabilities by removing barriers to participation in sport from the grassroots to the international level. She was integral in the creation of the Bridging the Gap Program and is one of CAAWS 2006 Women of Influence alumni.

Allison McNeill

Allison McNeill has been the head coach of the Canadian National Women’s Basketball Team and led them to the World Championships in 2006, 2009 and 2010. She is an accomplished keynote speaker and provides female basketball coaches with many mentorship opprtuities.

Diane Clement

Diane Clement became the first New Brunswick male or female athlete to compete in the Summer or Winter Olympics, running in the 100 and 220 yard dash, and 440 yard relay. Diane is the first woman to coach the University of British Columbia’s women’s track team and is the co-founder of the Vancouver Sun Run,… Read more »

Gail Wilson

Gail Wilson had a remarkable career at the University of Toronto as a star on the ice hockey, swim and field hockey teams. She coached one of the best UBC Women’s Field Hockey Teams and used statistical analysis to enhance her role as Assistant Coach, National Women’s Field Hockey Team. In 1995 was the first… Read more »

Misty Thomas

Misty Thomas had an outstanding career in stand up and Wheelchair Basketball and was the first Canadian to be a member of both an Olympic and Paralympic Team. Misty coached UBC Women’s Basketball and Team Canada. She is a founder for Night Hoops and the Athlete in Residence Program.