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Regina Regional Heritage Fair
Women's Hockey in Canada
From Regina Saskatchewan, love playing hockey, and would like to inspire young girls with this project! I loved making this project, to help me learn about something that I am passionate about.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
The most interesting thing I learned about my project is by far how much the sexism has gotten better. For example, the first women's Olympic sport was a footrace, because people thought that women would be too fragile to do anything else. Now women's hockey is a sport in the Olympics, and the stereotypes are much better!
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
While doing this project I learned many important lessons. The one that stood out to me the most, is that even though there are stereotypes saying that a girl can't play hockey, that doesn't mean you can't. In my opinion if you put enough passion into something you can do anything you set your mind to!
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
Compared to the women in my project that I studied it's so much easier for me to play hockey, without being judged. Women like Hayley Wickenheiser and Manon Rheaume would have had rude comments and judgment put towards them for doing what they love. Girls who play hockey now, including myself, are very fortunate to have such an open minded society, compared to 100 years ago.