On Tuesday, November 6th Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club hosted their first Women in Sport Evening, focusing on Community, Pathway and Inspiration. The evening was facilitated by Dani Robson, first female to work as a coach for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, and Mike Janyk, retired world cup ski racer and now Grouse Tyee Ski Club Program Director.
The program began with Keynote Speaker Allison McNeill, women's basketball Head Coach and key player in the development of CAAWS female mentorship in sport program. Allison shared her pathway to coaching at the national level and highlighted the important role that mentorship and sponsorship play in providing avenues for coaches to move up in their sport.
It was an engaged group of women with backgrounds ranging from passionate long-term coaching, to new parent coaches and ex-racers making the transition to coaching. Time was spent discussing current barriers within our zone and how we can work together to address them and facilitate change. The night closed with a powerful talk from Dani on connecting with your athletes and insight from her time with the national ski team.
We will meet again in February 2019, and look forward to seeing new faces and expanding this community!
For more information please feel free to contact Catherine Grant, Vice President of Grouse Tyee & Chair of Women and Sport at firstname.lastname@example.org