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February 17/16 15:12 pm - Canmore Cycling Culture Receives 2016 WISE Fund Grant

Posted by Editoress on 02/17/16

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) announces the 10 recipients of the WISE Fund grants. Canmore Cycling Culture is one of the recipients.

The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund was created to support women leaders' development and organizations that are currently offering or creating diverse opportunities and programming, along with positive experiences for girls and women in sport and physical activity building on Canadian Sport for Life. Ten recipients will receive a grant of $1000 each to support professional development or programming.

"CAAWS with the support of Sport Canada is pleased to recognize the WISE Fund grant recipients for their efforts in building leadership skills as coaches or officials and in offering sport programs that will give girls and women an opportunity to participate and develop," said CAAWS Executive Director, Karin Lofstrom.

The following recipients have been supported by their noted National Sport Organization:

• Canada Basketball - Toronto, ON
• Canmore Cycling Culture - Canmore, AB (Supported by the Canadian Cycling Association)
• Freestyle Skiing Ontario - Toronto, ON (Supported by the Canadian Freestyle Association)
• Judo Quebec - Montréal, QC (Supported by Judo Canada)
• Laura McPhie - Guelph, ON (Supported by Swimming Canada)
• Niagara Falls Rowing Club - Niagara Falls, ON (Supported by Rowing Canada Aviron)
• Ontario Ball Hockey Federation - Oakville, ON (Supported by Hockey Canada)
• Tonya Derkson - Winnipeg, MB (Supported by the Canadian Soccer Association)
• Victoria Synchro - Victoria, BC (Supported by Synchro Canada)
• Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada - Edmonton, AB (Supported by Hockey Canada)

For detailed bios of the grant recipients, please visit the CAAWS website.


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