Female Olympians to inspire next generation at Vancouver Fast and Female Summit presented by Precision Nutrition

March 24, 2015, Vancouver (BC) – World class athletes Micayla Gatto (downhill mountain biking), Georgia Simmerling (ski cross), Jaime Cruickshank (bobsleigh), Amanda Sin (cross country mountain biking) and Chandra Crawford (cross country skiing) are getting ready to take the Richmond Olympic Oval by a storm on April 12 as part of a Fast and Female Summit presented by Precision Nutrition.

Fast and Female is Canada’s premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping girls ages 8-18 in sports. It is believed that girls are six times more likely to drop out of sports than boys by the time they reach 14 years old.

“The full-day multisport summits are our newest and most exciting events to date,” says Chandra Crawford, a three-time Olympic cross-country skier who founded Fast and Female in 2005. “The impact on families is huge and we really make a difference in the confidence of young women. They leave the day ready to take on the world and continue being active, healthy and happy through their teens.”

The Vancouver Summit will feature a full day of inspiration where the youth participants will get to be mentored by the Olympians and elite female athletes on topics such as dreaming big, overcoming your fears, preparing for big events, growing your physical literacy, improving your team dynamics, and becoming a positive leader in your community.

While the girls make new friends and get inspired by positive and successful role models, moms, dads, and coaches will attend insightful presentations by leading experts on how to best support female athletes in the areas of sport psychology, physiology, nutrition, and coaching. Confirmed speakers for the parent and coach seminars include Canadian Pacific Sport CEO Wendy Pattenden, Olympic sport psychologist Jan Derpak, life coach and Sole Girls Founder Ashley Wiles, and Canadian Sport Institute dietitian Ashley Armstrong.

In 2015, Fast and Female will host a record number of four Summits:

Fast and Female Summits are presented by Precision Nutrition and generously supported by LL BEAN, BUFF Canada, CLARINS Canada, lululemon athletica, and SoLo Energy Bars.

The event registration is $45 for youth and adults. The entry fee includes a healthy lunch for all participants as well as a goodie bag and Fast and Female t-shirt for all girls.

Teams registering 10 girls or more receive a free entry for one coach. Please contact info@fastandfemale.com to take advantage of this promotion!

Registration for the Vancouver Summit is open online until April 10 at:


Event promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Vsmj5KkjU


Solana Klassen

Fast and Female Program Manager – British Columbia