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Author: She Scores

UBC triumphs at Western Canada university rowing championships

Last weekend, student-athlete rowers from eight universities across Western Canada gathered at Telford Lake in Leduc, Alberta for the Western Canadian University Rowing Championships. ​ It was very much Canadian fall rowing conditions, with snow on the docks and a challenging cross wind, bringing with it a chill of -8 C. However, the 107 athletes […]

World Rowing Coastal Championships a success in British Columbia

Coastal rowing is the badass, adventure cousin of flat-water Olympic style rowing, where athletes stay in lanes and use very skinny, lightweight boats. In coastal rowing, races are done on the rough water of open ocean, in more sturdy, wider boats and are usually four to six kilometers long. The race course goes out and […]

Filmer and Janssens win gold in Women’s Pair at World Championships

The Canadian women put together two gutsy, gritty performances to take home the sole podium fulfillments from this year’s World Rowing Championships. Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens took a hard-earned gold in the Women’s Pair early in the competition, and the Women’s Eight wrapped up silver on the final day of competition. The regatta ran […]

New NWHL team signs two Olympic gold medalists

The newest team of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), the Minnesota Whitecaps, just signed two 2018 Olympic gold medalists: Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein. Having been former Minnesota Gophers (University of Minnesota), Junior Whitecaps and fans of the Whitecaps franchise, it only made sense for Brandt and Stecklein to want to join the Minnesota […]

The Power of Female Leadership

By Skylar Samuelson Our weight cards were headed with BTL in bold letters: Bitches That Lift. Although none of us ever said anything, many of us were not entirely comfortable with the nomenclature. Our coach, whose card certainly did not say BTL, liked to gather us together before we started picking up heavy things and […]

Canadian Women’s Sport Politics and Second-Wave Feminism

By Katie Clark The advent of second-wave feminism in Canada was characterised by middle class white women fighting for equality in employment and social standing and found its start in the 1960s (Bragg, 2011). At the same time, women began lobbying for increased equity and equality for their participation in sport (Hall, 2016). Women in […]

Because I’m a Girl

Like most kids I went to summer camp throughout my childhood. My favourite camp of all time (and still is today) is a soccer camp run by a family friend. I spent countless hours and summers dribbling balls, passing, shooting and building up my knowledge of soccer. I’ve never had a bad time at this […]

Rock Climbing: What Every Sport Should Look Up To

My name is Kyle Rath, I am 20 years old and really enjoy the sport of rock climbing. I first started to consistently rock climb around 3 years ago and have fallen in love with everything about it. The atmosphere at the local gym is very welcoming and there are levels there for beginners to […]

Change Starts With Me

Sports have always been a big part of my life. You can see my love of sports in the things I often wear, the conversations I often have, how I often choose to spend my free time, and admittedly the people I often become close friends with. Ever since my dad and uncle took my […]