• March 24th | Aquatics Centre Water Polo Spring Jamboree

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be hosting the Water Polo Spring Jamboree on Saturday, March 24th in the Competition Pool  (5 lanes) from 12pm to 5pm. Come out and cheer on our Swim Academy Water Polo Team! Please be sure to look at our Aquatics schedule, and note that Lane Swim is limited from 12pm-5:30pm. Good luck to all the teams.

  • Field House Schedule Changes | March 24th & 25th

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be the host venue for the 2018 Halifax Open Volleyball Tournament (Dalhousie Tigers Senior Men's & Women's) on Saturday, March 24th from 8:30am to 10pm and Sunday, March 25th from 8am to 8pm in the full Field House. Drop-in Fitness classes that regularly run in the Field House will be relocated and the Track will be open during the Tournament. For more information on the tournament, see the event listing.

  • Upcoming Maintenance | March 19th-27th

    From March 19th-27th, we'll be tackling maintenance tasks in the Change Rooms and Mainstreet (lobby) area that are impossible to complete while open. For all the details, click here. Thank you for your understanding.


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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