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.

  • Carleen Cheng

    Hi Talia, you are a natural in front of the camera!! Thank you for highlighting women and sports. That was a very informative video segment, and very well done! Good luck
    12/06/2017 9:47:42 PM

  • Heather

    Interesting topic! Watching women's hockey is way better than men's!
    12/06/2017 9:15:10 PM

  • Anne Williams

    Talia, what an informative and inspiring story! And you did a fantastic job explaining the history and the current state of the sport. Well done!
    12/06/2017 8:36:15 PM

  • Anne Williams

    What an informative and fascinating video! I did not know about this subject and you did a fantastic job explaining everything! You are an excellent spokesperson and this is a great subject - very inspiring.
    12/06/2017 8:33:46 PM

  • Esme

    Well done Talia. I really enjoyed your video! Good Luck!
    12/06/2017 6:48:45 PM

  • Blair Todd

    Very well done, Talia. I enjoyed learning more about women in ice hockey and ringette. I think you've got a great reading voice too!
    12/06/2017 6:00:10 PM

  • Sharna Portigal

    Well done.You have inspired me to learn more about women's role in our sports. history.
    12/06/2017 5:56:00 PM

  • Diana Sarkis

    Talia, I really enjoyed your video on gender inequality in sports. It was very well-organized, nicely produced and insightful. Congratulations on a fine effort and thank you for sharing it!
    12/06/2017 5:05:02 PM

  • Priscilla

    Well researched, engaging and inspiring! You also have great public speaking skills. Thank you, Talia, for this short but awesome video!
    12/06/2017 4:46:04 PM

  • Steve portigal

    I learned a lot from this. Good overview of ththe history of the sport and what it's impact has been over time and especially now. And the video is so well done!
    12/06/2017 4:42:36 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.