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 »
The head coach for the Aldergrove Skating Club is starting her 40th season of teaching skating. She has been with the Aldergrove Skating Club since 1980 and is now teaching second generation of skaters in Aldergrove. A level 3 Certified Coach, teaching all disciplines including skills, dance, freeskate and synchronized skating teams. Mrs Laferriere teaches… Read more »
Michelle Pye is one of only four International FIFA women referees in Canada. Over 11 years she has participated in four World championships and qualifying tournaments for the Olympics and World Cup.
Deb Huband is the most successful women’s basketball coach and the longest serving female head coach at the University of British Columbia. She led theThunderbirds to three Canadian university national championships in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Lynn Van Dove earned a reputation as one of the top triathlon race directors in the world for her work organizing Penticton’s Ironman Canada race during the 1980s. She actively developed the sport internationally, serving as a Canadian delegate at the International Triathlon Federation’s inaugural meeting in Amsterdam in 1987.
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.
Marilyn Pomfret worked tirelessly to advance opportunities for girls and women in competitive sports. At UBC, she coached the Thunderbirds volleyball team to two national titles and served as Women’s Athletic Director for over a decade. She also helped introduce national championships for women’s university sports and established the BC High School girls volleyball tournament.
Tracy Wilson was a National Champion in Ice Dancing with partner Rob McCall. They won seven national championships from 1982 to 1988, and won the bronze medal on their at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
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.
Elaine Tanner, known as “Mighty Mouse” captured four gold medals in Swimming at the 1966 Commonwealth Games. She was named Canada’s Best Female and Best Overall Athlete in 1966.