Sport PEI

Girls and Women in Sport


She Leads is an opportunity for women in sport to get together and be inspired by other female leaders and from each other.

She Leads is open to women in any role - coach, official, athlete, volunteer, Mom.

She Leads - September 29, 2018

Four-time Olympian and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Moyse headlined the event. Heather is an accomplished speaker and author who inspires people all around the world with the depth of her experiences, and enlightens audiences with her lessons and philosophies on success and life.

The morning kicked off with a panel discussion around the topic of ‘When Women Lead’, with moderator Lynn Anne Hogan and the following panelists:  

Kathy O’Rourke - As the managing partner of Grant Thornton PEI, Kathy is responsible for leading  a highly effective team to high performance.  Her role requires a strong business acumen which allows her to balance short-term and long-term business perspectives while innovating and challenging the status quo. O’Rourke was a silver medallist at 2010 Canadian Women’s Curling Championship and the 1999 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships. In 1989, she garnered a Canadian Mixed Curling championship.

Alanna Taylor – Taylor is a partner with Cox & Palmer, practicing primarily in the areas of litigation and family law. Alanna has been named by the Best Lawyers in Canada publication as one of the best family lawyers in PEI for the last three years. Alanna played both volleyball and soccer at UPEI where she was a CIAU All-star, and CIAU Player of the Year finalist. She was the first women’s soccer player to be inducted into the UPEI Sports Hall of Fame.

Louise Martin – Martin is the host of CBC News: Compass – the number one evening news program on Prince Edward Island.  In August 2017, Louise brought her journalistic skills to PEI, where she is closer to family in the Maritimes. Louise comes to PEI with a vast experience in broadcast journalism, having hosted and produced hourly and breaking news updates on the CBC News Network.

These professional and articulate women chatted about their experiences as female leaders in their work, sport and life.

Moyse took the stage for an hour of Q&A around her career and her new book Redefining Realistic.  It was a jammed packed morning of pure inspiration and engagement. 



She's Good

Our She's Good events have a goal of inspiring and supporting girls lifelong love of sport and physical activity.  Female sport leaders and professionals spend the day talking to the girls about healthy lifestyles, goal setting mixed in with a lot of fun. The ages of the girls are 10-15.

On September 28, 2018, "She's Good" was held at Montague Regional High School.  Our guest athlete was Tessa Roche, a two-time Atlantic University Sport MVP in Soccer for the UPEI Panthers.  Her message was "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good.  It's the thing you do that makes you good."     

For information on upcoming She's Good events, please contact Lynn Boudreau, lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca.

Thanks to the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund for their support of She's Good.

September 2018 - Montague

Guest athlete - Tessa Roche

October 2017 - Summerside

Guest athlete - Michaela Walker

Presenter - Blythe Martin

April 2017 - Charlottetown

Guest athlete: Ellen Murphy

Presenters - Megan MacDonald, Ava Boutillier

August 2017 - Summerside

Guest athletes: Emily Cameron, Shannon MacAulay, Hannah Taylor and Caitlin Campbell



Check out the video from the August 2016 event.


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