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.

  • KIM

    cONGRATULATIONS TALIA. A great job, once can see you are very passionate about this topic. I learnt alot from your excellent presentation
    15/06/2017 9:17:54 PM

  • Paulina

    Well done Talia! I definietely learnt a lot thanks to your presentation. I haven't heard before about ringette at all! Thank you for this precious lesson! Good luck!
    14/06/2017 5:09:21 PM

  • Karen

    Way to go Talia! Thanks for sharing this project and inspiring others :)
    14/06/2017 4:45:32 PM

  • Joe. Izzys Dad

    That was a great human interest story Talia. Can't wait to see it on the news at 11 starring Taliia Todd
    14/06/2017 2:17:22 PM

  • James Stewart

    Wow! Amazing job. I learned alot about women's hockey.
    14/06/2017 1:43:01 PM

  • Deb Bowser

    Great job Talia, I learnt a lot about women's hockey and how we have evolved.
    14/06/2017 1:00:43 AM

  • Deb Bowser

    Great job Talia, I learnt a lot about women's hockey and how we have evolved.
    14/06/2017 12:30:22 AM

  • Jaspreet

    Amazing job. I never knew about ringet prior to this and the history of women's hockey. Great job Talia
    14/06/2017 12:02:33 AM

  • Helen Craig

    Awesome job Talia, I learnt so much from your documentary!
    13/06/2017 11:49:31 PM

  • Caitlin

    Congratulations Talia! Excellent video!
    13/06/2017 11:36:02 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.