BUFF® Canada is a proud supporter of Fast and Female's mission to inspire girls to dream big in sport through event based not-for-profit programming. Here is a exclusive blog from the Founder of Fast and Female, Chandra Crawford, about their first ever Summit event.
"We had our first Fast and Female Summit event in Vancouver, BC at the Richmond Olympic Oval yesterday. New ambassadors Micayla Gatto (downhill mountain biking) and Jamie Cruickshank (bobsled) joined long-time ambassadors Georgia Simmerling (ski cross), Amanda Sin (Mountain biking), Nikola Girkie (sailing) and myself for a very inspiring full day of fitness and fun for girls 8-18 from all different sport backgrounds. Our parent and coach seminar was top shelf, with very accomplished sport professionals such as Jan Derpak and Wendy Pattenden offering their expertise as well as insights as parents.
New in 2014, Fast and Female began presenting the BUFF Award to top Ambassadors, Coaches or Volunteers who have made outstanding contributions. The first BUFF Award of 2015 was presented to Lindsay Goertzen who attended the event with her 8 year old daughter, Laura. They drove 6 hours from Kelowna to help with the event. Lindsay has been so instrumental in strategic partnerships and sponsorship that we had to invent a new role, titled "Community Champion," for her.
We continue to form partnerships with sport associations as well as the sisterhood of organizations out there working towards the same vision as Fast and Female: a positive, empowering environment for girls in sports. I was thrilled to spend time with Ashley Wiles, founder of Sole Girls. She helped us with games, the parent seminar, and when a participant was feeling upset about not fitting in with her group, she took her under her wing as a helper and made her feel extra welcome.
Watch the video of the event here : https://instagram.com/p/1ZW26GtgLr/
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