On Sunday, April 3, 2011 the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) in Victoria, British Columbia is hosting the 2011 Celebration of Women in Sport (WinS) gala, honouring the best females in sport, with a focus on inspiring the next sporting generation. In its third year, this event also promotes why sport is important in the lives of girls and women in all stages of sport development. This year, WinS has added four annual awards to the program that will be presented to an outstanding athlete, coach, sport builder and volunteer as part of the event!
Victoria is well known for its strong sporting community. By hosting this event, PISE continues to promote opportunities in sport for local businesses, and volunteers in the Greater Victoria community.
Keynote speaker for the gala will be World Champion and four-time Olympic Medalist, long track speed skater Kristina Groves. A native of Ottawa, Groves, will be joined by other special guests that will include schools, sport academies, local sport organizations, National team members, Island Olympians and Paralympians and Greater Victoria Sport Hall of Fame inductees. An exceptional feature of this event is the inclusion of young up and coming female athletes who are given complimentary tickets to attend, so that their opportunity to be inspired by the great female role models also present, is not limited by financial restrictions.
Nominees for the Inaugural Women in Sport Awards can be found on the CAAWS website.
For more information on women and girls in sport contact SIRC!