TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FAST AND FEMALE EVENTS

KAREN JOHNSON, YELLOWKNIFE (NWT)

As a parent and helper, I was so impressed with the Fast and Female weekend in Yellowknife. It was so cool to peak in the door and see 50 kids all dancing in step together. In a short time they all learned the dance steps. They were doing it for… READ MORE “KAREN JOHNSON, YELLOWKNIFE (NWT)”

KAREN JOHNSON, YELLOWKNIFE (NWT)
Mother of Participant, Fast and Female Volunteer

KENDRA HICKS, CANMORE (AB)

I’m a grade twelve student and an athlete. I love love love cross-country skiing, and I really aspire to succeed in this sport! Believe it or not, I was actually at the very first Fast and Female Event at Silver Star in 2006. I remember the feeling of being so… READ MORE “KENDRA HICKS, CANMORE (AB)”

KENDRA HICKS, CANMORE (AB)
Event Participant, Athlete

MONTANA NAULT, CALGARY (AB)

I had the great pleasure of being a part of the Fast and Female event held at the Canada Olympic park, even if it was just as a volunteer. Watching the young girls be inspired by Olympians to be physically active and how to properly do so was inspiring for… READ MORE “MONTANA NAULT, CALGARY (AB)”

MONTANA NAULT, CALGARY (AB)
Fast and Female Volunteer

GAIL NIINIMAA, CALGARY (AB)

Kudos to Chandra, Annika, Rosanna and team for organizing such a great event on Sunday. I would like to thank you for letting me be involved as the “oldest” ambassador!! I believe that every time we have an opportunity to empower girls in sport we grow our sport in substantial… READ MORE “GAIL NIINIMAA, CALGARY (AB)”

GAIL NIINIMAA, CALGARY (AB)
F&F Sport Expert, ChPC, Level 5 Biathlon

JENNY ANDERSON

You could tell the Fast and Female XC Ski dryland event was a total success by the smiles on the faces of the participants! The Ambassadors were very motivational and got the kids to think positively about their future in sports and life in general. I was happy to see… READ MORE “JENNY ANDERSON”

JENNY ANDERSON
Fast and Female Event Venue Host

LINDA LEFFEL, BEND (OR)

The Fast and Female event in Bend Oregon was a fabulous afternoon, and very inspiring for all the young girls and teens that attended. The Nordic Skiing Ambassadors were so kind and interacted so well with the kids. Lots of fun!!! My 3 daughters loved the afternoon and wore their… READ MORE “LINDA LEFFEL, BEND (OR)”

LINDA LEFFEL, BEND (OR)
Mother of Participant

RENEE

I want to encourage (and thank) your organization in continuing your work. With my daughter being very limited these last couple of months due to injury, and much physical therapy still ahead of her, she has been watching some of your online videos and reading the articles from your Facebook… READ MORE “RENEE”

RENEE
Mother of Participant

OLIVIA BOUFFARD-NESBITT (QC)

I did Fast and Female when I was 14, so I got flown out to Canmore because I won a contest. In the first Fast and Female events ever, they were flying two girls from every province to Canmore for this event. That was my first time out West and… READ MORE “OLIVIA BOUFFARD-NESBITT (QC)”

OLIVIA BOUFFARD-NESBITT (QC)
Fast and Female Ambassador, Cross Country Skier

SHAWNEE HARLE, CALGARY (AB)

Thank you for the opportunity to be involved on November 1 with Fast and Female. I was so impressed with everything I saw and the vibe and energy in the building were tangible! I hope all the people involved in the organization of the event felt a great sense of… READ MORE “SHAWNEE HARLE, CALGARY (AB)”

SHAWNEE HARLE, CALGARY (AB)
F&F Sport Expert, Women’s National Basketball Coach

WHITNEY

Thank you SO MUCH for this event, it was such a huge confidence builder for her. She has been scared and dreading moving up in to the Learn to Train program from Jackrabbits because she didn’t think she was good enough or fast enough – after yesterday, she can’t wait… READ MORE “WHITNEY”

WHITNEY
Mother of Participant

MICHELLE PURDIE

Our daughter had a great time at today’s conference. She came away from today with some very positive messages and take away lessons about working as a team, goal setting and overcoming your fears as as an athlete.

MICHELLE PURDIE
Mother of Participant

AMY GOLUMBIA

My daughters absolutely LOVED every aspect of the event. They said it was one of the best days of their lives. Their words, not mine. Thank you for putting on such a great event for them.

AMY GOLUMBIA
Mother of Participants

TIM EDWARDS

My daughter is a triathlete, swimmer, and short track speed skater. She is a shining example of a girl that is a tough princess who loves beating boys. All the things your organization is promoting are the things I am teaching her, her teammates on our junior TRI team, and… READ MORE “TIM EDWARDS”

TIM EDWARDS
Father of Participant, Head Coach CSU Triathlon

SALLY HEINIKAINEN

I just want to thank you for the positive attitudes and great experience we’ve had with everyone we’ve come in contact with that is involved with Fast and Female. Your enthusiasm about what your doing is contagious and I’m thrilled my daughter was able to take part here in Calgary.… READ MORE “SALLY HEINIKAINEN”

SALLY HEINIKAINEN
Mother of Participant

TEGEN, CALGARY (AB)

I’ve been a big supporter of Fast and Female since I participated in the event at Calgary Olympic Park in 2009. At that point, I had no idea that there were two types of cross-country skiing. Chandra was amazing – she gave me a private skate skiing lesson and cheered… READ MORE “TEGEN, CALGARY (AB)”

TEGEN, CALGARY (AB)
Event Participant

BETH HILLHOUSE, PRINCE GEORGE (BC)

I was very impressed with the Fast and Female program. Thanks for all the enthusiasm you bought to Prince George. Over the years, my daughter has felt uncomfortable XC skiing although it is our family sport and we have been taking her since she was two. This year she refused… READ MORE “BETH HILLHOUSE, PRINCE GEORGE (BC)”

BETH HILLHOUSE, PRINCE GEORGE (BC)
Mother of Participant

JIM PRENDERGAST, WINNIPEG (MB)

My daughter and I attended last year’s event at the Cyclo-Cross Championships – Mary the champ chat, where she spent lots of quality time with Catherine Pendrel J, and myself at the parent session, learning about nutrition & psychology. I hope you hear this all the time, but you guys… READ MORE “JIM PRENDERGAST, WINNIPEG (MB)”

JIM PRENDERGAST, WINNIPEG (MB)
Father of Participant

LAURIE ARSENEAULT (QC)

We were very happy to represent Canada at the mountain bike World Championship in Norway. Me (Laurie Arsenault) and Marine Lewis matched our helmets and gloves to be really ”fast and female” for this race. You such an inspiration for juniors girls like us. For me, I hope one day… READ MORE “LAURIE ARSENEAULT (QC)”

LAURIE ARSENEAULT (QC)
Jr. Mountain Bike Racer