Date: Tues, Sept. 22, 2015
Location: Goldstick Pavillion (Goldstick Park)
Time: 7-8pm (Note: Revised time)
7pm: Start of Meeting
7:30 pm: Guest Speaker Madeleine Williams LL.B./B.C.L. and 2010 Olympian, Cross Country Skiing
“Growing Strong Athletes: The role of coaches, parents and friends”
Please come and join us! Refreshments will be served.The first 1/2 hour of the evening will be spent on ENSC business which will be followed by a presentation by this year’s guest speaker: Madeleine Williams.
Madeleine Williams is a 2010 Vancouver Olympian. She was first named to the National Junior Team in 2000, and she spent 10 years in the National Team and National Training Centre system. During that time, she represented Canada at numerous World Championships, competed in a number of World Cups and attended the 2010 Winter Olympics. Throughout her ski career, Madeleine was a student, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Distinction from Athabasca University in 2009. Madeleine was also part of the group of young skiers who started the Fast and Female movement to empower girls through sport in 2005. She has remained involved with Fast and Female since then and is now the chair of the Cross Country Canada Women’s Committee. Madeleine recently graduated from the McGill University Faculty of Law, with both Civil and Common Law degrees. During her time at McGill she published an article in the International Sports Law Journal making policy recommendations to improve gender equity in Canadian elite sport. She articled with Justice Canada in Edmonton and is now working as a prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.