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 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.
Vale Savege competed on both the National Volleyball and Basketball Teams. Vale co-founded the SFU Women’s Volleyball program and was the first female to officiate an international match in Japan. Vale is the first female to be recognized as a Volleyball Canada Lifetime Member.
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 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 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.
Jo Mathieson has contributed to the growth of women’s Softball as a coach, athlete, and builder of women-only leagues. As part of the 50 year club, she was inducted into the Softball BC Hall of Fame.
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 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 »
Sarah Burke (d.2012) single-handedly changed the face of Freestyle Skiing. This multi-award winning woman is the reason females can now compete in Slopestyle Skiing and her hard fought campaign resulted in Ski Pipe becoming a 2014 Winter Olympics event. She was a 2012 Inductee to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.