Business Casual Dress Code
The #52Strong Gala is a celebration of female leaders from across the country with various different types of leadership experiences. It is an opportunity for us to recognize our #52Strong featured women and bring them into a space together. It is also an opportunity for young female athletes to meet role models and have meaningful conversations with them. As we conclude our 2018 #52Strong Campaign, we will also be announcing next year’s campaign…
This is not your traditional gala. All participants will have the opportunity to engage, interact, work as a team, reflect and much more! There will be lots of fun activities for all to participate in! It is a safe and welcoming environment for all participants to share their stories and experiences.
A few notable #52Strong Leaders include:
Janis Cookson – Manager of Sport/Development and PanAm Centre, ex-National Softball player, Softball Hall of Famer
Diana Drury – Director of MBA/Master Coaching programs at Queen’s , multi-sport athlete, Canadian Colleges Athletics Association Hall of Fame, ex-Queen’s University women’s hockey coach
Melissa Carty – Detective Constable, ex-varsity field hockey player, local community coach
Andrea Beneteau – First female Fire Captain in Markham, basketball referee, ex-varsity basketball player
*Light snacks and refreshments will be provided*
Pam Danis from Big Country Athletics
Pam Danis is a former basketball CIS star, winning 3 National Championships with the University of Winnipeg. She also represented Canada at the Jones Cup. Pam has had an illustrious coaching career as the Head Women’s basketball coach at the University of Manitoba for 11 years, where she was also a faculty member in the faculty of Kinesiology. For 3 of those years, she was the President of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. As an educator and mother, Pam is passionate about the role women play in our world and often finds herself advocating for women through sport and active living.
Lead Thru Sport will be donating to Holiday Helpers this Holiday season! Holiday Helpers is a registered charity whose mission is to provide a one-time personalized Christmas package to low-income families with young children who are trying to improve their circumstances. Their goal for 2018 is to deliver Christmas to 600 GTA Families!
Please join us in giving back and come to the #52Strong Gala with an item to donate to Preteen-Teens. Click the link to see a list of items: Holiday Helpers Item List for Preteen-Teen