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CAAWS – Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a CAAWS event, where Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey team member and Ambassador for the Dairy Famers of Canada – Fuelling Women Champions program Natalie Spooner will speak.

Ottawa, February 25, 2016 – CAAWS will be hosting a full day event  featuring CAAWS’ two new Women and Leadership Workshops, (for women only) as well as a luncheon with guest speaker Natalie Spooner  on March 10/16.  CAAWS will also be inviting a select group of male and female Sport Leaders to attend the luncheon to celebrate IWD and hear Natalie speak.

Natalie Spooner is a member of the Canadian Olympic Women’s Hockey team, and competed in her first Olympic Games in Sochi, 2014, where she scored the first two goals in Canada’s semi-final victory en route to the gold medal.  Spooner is also an Ambassador for the DFC’s new program Fuelling Women Champions – an initiative of Canadian dairy farmers to help women succeed and advance in sport, while encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle in which dairy products play a role.

The IWD event will be held March 10 at the RA Centre in Ottawa, and the cost is $40.00/person.  To register or for more details, please visit the CAAWS website.

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders.  CAAWS provides a number of services, programs and resources to a variety of clients, including sport and physical activity organizations, teachers, coaches, athletes, volunteers, health professionals and recreation leaders.  Since 1981, CAAWS has worked in close cooperation with government and non-government organizations on activities and initiatives that advocate for positive change for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

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Haley Wolfenden

Communications, Marketing and Events Manager

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

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