Posts By: Jason Beck

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 »

Kristine Chambers

Kristine Chambers, a successful triathlete, coach and teacher on the world stage, also founded Exceleration: Triathlon and Multi-sport Club with the goal of creating a positive sporting environment for lower-income children and youth.

Sarah Blyth

Sarah Blyth is a well-respected woman in the male dominated sport of skateboarding. As founder and head of Vancouver Skateboard Coalition she spurred the creation of six new skateparks and helped make Vancouver a world-leader in this sport.

Sandy Silver

Sandy Silver has contributed to women’s Volleyball as an athlete, coach, official and builder. She was the first female Assistant Coach of the Canadian Women’s National Team and one of the first female full time university head coaches in Canada when hired by UBC in 1979.

Bev Viger

BEV VIGER has earned a world-wide reputation in figure skating as a top official and has worked diligently to support figure skating not only provincially but nationally and internationally as well. She acted as Competition Manger for the highly successful figure skating event at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and was a consultant in a similar… Read more »

Joy Fera

JOY FERA has performed as an athlete, official and builder in rowing and alpine skiing. She was a member of Canada’s rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and won bronze medals in Eights at the 1977 and 1978 World Championships. She is a co-founder of the Delta Deas Rowing Club and has been a… Read more »