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.

  • Allison

    Way to go Talia. A fantastic compilation and so well presented!
    13/06/2017 11:35:58 PM

  • Helen

    That was great Talia! I didn't know about ringette's beginnings. My neighbors play ringette and now I can share your information with them, thanks!
    13/06/2017 3:41:31 PM

  • Mrs. Matterson

    It is so wonderful that these sports are available and that you are enjoying them Talia. Thank you for sharing such interesting information. I learned many new things.
    13/06/2017 11:59:13 AM

  • Au Sareal

    Very impressive. Good job Talia!
    13/06/2017 11:32:25 AM

  • Jenna

    I am so inspired Talia! Thanks for highlighting some important Canadian women in sport. I hope you will grow to be an inspiration to others as well
    13/06/2017 9:43:10 AM

  • Sara-Jane Watson

    Talia - I am so very impressed with your presentation. It is informative, interesting, educational, and extremely well presented. You are such an inspiring young lady and I hope many other young girls will follow your lead. Well done!
    13/06/2017 4:37:42 AM

  • John Madden

    Talia, Fantastic piece of reporting!! I think you may have a future as a CBC colour commentator!
    13/06/2017 1:13:44 AM

  • Jenn Chohan

    Well done!! Very interesting Talia. Good luck
    13/06/2017 12:57:31 AM

  • Kelly Novak

    Great job Talia! An important and interesting topic...thank you for the information...and so well presented!
    13/06/2017 12:41:38 AM

  • Marlene

    Excellent job! Very informative and you have a wonderful clear speaking voice.
    12/06/2017 11:30:26 PM

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