• October 18th | Disruptions to Side Parking Lot

    Please note there will be disruptions to our side parking lot tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18th. We have just confirmed HRM will be resealing the pavement. Sections of the side lot will be blocked to allow for the work to take place. As each section is completed, they will reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Field House Schedule Changes | October 20th-22nd

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be the host venue for the Scott Open Badminton Tournament in the full Field House from Friday, October 20th at 12pm until Sunday, October 22nd at 4pm. The Track will remain open during the Tournament. These fitness classes have been moved to the Track Starting Blocks on Saturday, October 21st - 9:15am HIIT; Sunday, October 22nd - 10am Cardio Combat . For more information on the tournament, see our event listing.

  • Men’s Wet Change Room Closed Oct. 18-26 | Locker Install

    Please note that the Men's Wet Change Room will be closed on Wednesday, October 18th to Thursday, October 26th for the installation of new lockers and a deep clean. The Men's Dry Change Room will be available to males for pool access during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

News

Fast & Female Champ Chat

Girls in Sports are Empowered for Life

September 22, 2017


On Sunday, September 17th, we proudly hosted 110 girls from ages 8-18 for the Fast & Female Champ Chat in Halifax, in partnership with Fuelling Women Champions. This inspiring morning of empowerment through sports, started with Fast & Female Ambassador introductions and a group warm-up before jumping into a 7 station physical activity circuit. Each station was led by an Ambassador and included fun sports specific training for snowboarding, pole vaulting, sailing and more, as well as a goal setting session. After a chocolate milk break to refuel, the girls participated in an inspirational chat with the Ambassadors before finishing off the day with one large yoga class led by CGC instructors Dennette and Jennifer.

Some of the inspirational Fast & Female Ambassadors (l-r): Hannah Vaughan – Sprint Kayak (2015 Pan Am Games Champion), Hannah MacIntosh – Sprint Canoe (Jr Worlds medalist, U23 Worlds team), Jennifer Jones – Curler (2014 Sochi Olympics), Heather Hamilton – Pole Vault athlete, Alexa Irvin – Sprint Kayak (U23 Worlds team), Kimiko Willgress – Snowboard, Ellie Black – (2016 Rio Olympics), Erin Rafuse – Sailing (2016 Rio Olympics), Genny Orton – Sprint Kayak (2016 Rio Olympics) and Alanna Bray Lougheed – Sprint Kayak (Sr Worlds Team). Missing from photo: Una Lounder – Kayak, Tina Wilkinson – Halifax Xplosion Football Team and Jill D’Alessio – Sprint Kayak (2004 Athens Olympics).

     

For more photos of the event, visit the Fast & Female Facebook page or grab your favourite photos from Snap’d Halifax.

Girls quit sports at 6x the rate of boys in their early teens which means they are missing out on all the benefits of sport participation. To change that, Fast and Female Champ Chat was launched in 2005 by Canadian cross country skier and Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford. Their mission is to keep girls healthy, happy, and active in sports through their teens. To learn more, visit www.fastandfemale.com.

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