Jennifer Fenton has been a consultant in the physical activity and health education field for thirty years. Her career has specialized in the development and delivery of highly successful British Columbia-based healthy school initiatives. Jennifer was instrumental in developing and delivering CAAWS’s On the Move initiative and has published research on girls’ experiences in physical… Read more »
Bryna Kopelow is a trailblazer who has devoted her life to gender equity and improving BC and Canada’s physical activity systems for girls and women. Co-founder of ProMOTION Plus and past-chair of CAAWS, she developed Action Schools! BC and the Premier’s Sport Awards Program, while authoring numerous publications on physical activity and sport.
Ruth Wilson (d. 1982) was considered BC’s best all-around female athlete throughout the 1940s and 50s. She is best known for her hard work as an athlete and advocate of women’s Basketball.
Roberta Steen (d. 1995) was a dedicated teacher, coach, volunteer, administrator and advocate for women in sport. For the 1994 Commonwealth Games, she successfully lobbied for more sport events for women, resulted in the gender equity beakthroughs that characterized those games and its future policies.
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.