Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Talia Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Women's Ice Sports in Canada

My project is about the history and growth of ice sports for women in Canada. The project focuses on ringette and hockey.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was that women having been playing hockey in Canada for longer than I thought. The first recorded women's hockey game dates back to 1891. Women used to play hockey in long skirts! Men wore hockey shorts which were probably more practical.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned about historical inequality in sports for women, how these sports grew, and how sports like ringette helped to improve opportunities for girls and women to play sports. I also learned about female leaders who have changed the way people think about girls in sports.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today girls like me have lots of opportunity to choose the activities we want. Boys can play ringette and girls can play hockey. If I was a girl in the early 1900s, I would not likely have had the opportunity to play an ice sport and there would not have been the choice to play ringette.

  • Blair Wilson

    What an informative and entertaining summary! Great work, Talia. You may have a future in broadcasting...
    30/06/2017 6:30:13 PM

  • Zara

    Well done Talia! A clear and informative presentation - I learned alot!
    27/06/2017 10:39:54 PM

  • Mike Todd

    You researched your project extremely well, Tallia. I am impressed by the amount and variety of work that went into it. The comparison of the ringette and hockey sticks was good, and I think I recognize the hockey player!
    27/06/2017 6:24:48 PM

  • Mike Todd

    Your project is very well researched, Tallia. I'm impressed! I especially liked the comparison of the two sticks used, and I think I recognized the hockey player on the right!
    27/06/2017 6:17:12 PM

  • Bruce Todd

    Good work Talia - as others note, you speak very confidently and with the poise of someone who knows the subject well.
    24/06/2017 1:19:58 PM

  • Anne

    Great job Talia!
    22/06/2017 11:40:40 AM

  • kevin dosch

    Hi Talia, well done. Glad to hear ringette has been such a positive sport to you and so many others! Thanks for your presentation!
    17/06/2017 2:51:40 PM

  • Sami and Sadie

    Great video Talia, thanks for putting this together to help teach us all about the history of women's ice sports.
    17/06/2017 12:45:10 PM

  • Gerda Blok-Wilson

    This is a very interesting topic and you've covered many important details! Fantastic work Talia!
    16/06/2017 12:34:15 PM

  • Anita

    Great job Talia!
    15/06/2017 10:31:31 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.