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Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada Guylaine Demers

Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada

Guylaine Demers

Published September 1st 2014
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Paperback
392 pages
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An inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport.Intimate and honest accounts from athletes, coaches, educators, and activists for womens sport who have done so much to foster change.Many of the women profiled here reflectMoreAn inspiring collection of stories from women on the front lines of sport.Intimate and honest accounts from athletes, coaches, educators, and activists for womens sport who have done so much to foster change.Many of the women profiled here reflect on their tough beginnings. Being isolated and unconnected, competing in makeshift settings, and training alone with inferior equipment. But they also remember the joys of movement, teamwork, and competition. These women grew to be remarkable role models and helped to dismantle sexism in sport.To read these stories is to take pride in their victories, to empathize with their battles against discrimination, and to become reenergized for the many hurdles left to clear.“It is hard to put into context how much the world of sport has changed. This book helps us remember the distance we have come and the enormous debt we owe to women who fought for inclusion and equal support.” - Silken Laumann, Canadian Olympian