Conversations with Women in Boccia
|May / Mai 20215|
As Program Coordinator at Canadian Women & Sport, Vanessa is focused on the retention of girls in sport in Canada. Vanessa is a former varsity basketball player for the University of Toronto and now uses her passion and experience to teach life skills through sport at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment LaunchPad.
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Jade is the Sport Development Coordinator at Sportability BC. While attending Castleton University, she played on the Women’s Varsity Hockey Team. She has great experience in tournament and event planning, as well as program coordination. She has taken on many responsibilities over the years and played a leading role in the organization and delivery of the 2019 Canadian Boccia Championships.
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José is currently the Executive Director of the Association québécoise de sports pour paralytiques cérébraux and a Board member of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association. She has been working with people with disabilities in public and community organizations for 45 years. Her story began at the age of 17, when she was asked to join the Board of Directors of Loisir soleil, a recreational organization for children with reduced mobility. It was her early work in the sport sector that inspired committing to the field for the rest of her career.
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Sandy was appointed Ombudsman for the Cayman Islands in 2017. Prior to that she worked as a lawyer in Canada and was the president of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association from 2002 to 2017. Sandy also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) from 2011 to 2020.