Encouraging Young Females To Stay In The Game

Sport PEI held its first “She’s Good” all-girls eventon Aug. 9th, bringing in close to 50 young females who participatedin several sport inspired activities.

Aug. 12th,2016

The importance of sport participation and staying active was on full displayTuesday, as KidSport Ambassadors and local High Performance athletes Emily Cameronand Shannon MacAulay engaged with young females from across the province.

The day saw 44 girls aged 10-16 participate in activities such as yoga, dance,small exercise routines and a goal setting session for future aspirations. The event was facilitated by Sport PEI andled by Cameron and MacAulay, along with fellow Island athletes Hannah Taylor(wrestling) and Caitlin Campbell (biathlon). Participants also had the chance to hear stories from these inspiringIsland female athletes on how sport has influenced their lives.

Emily Cameron, a former member of Canada’s National Rowing Team, knows the importance
of encouraging young females to stay active. “I think we need to (keep) getting young girls
interested and active in sport, and inlife”, explained Cameron who has experienced first-
hand the benefits of being a competitor.Traveling the world, staying healthy and building relationships that will last a lifetime, are just a few mentioned Tuesday during the event.

Shannon MacAulay, a former member of Hockey Canada’s National Development Program,agreed with her fellow KidSport Ambassador by saying “Sport opened manydoors for me, both personally and professionally”.

The aim of the event is to help encourage and inspire young females to continueparticipating in sport at any level. “She’sGood” was supported by the Sport and Recreation Division of the Department ofHealth and Wellness, and the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund.

Photos and more information from the event can be found on Sport PEI’s socialmedia and website: