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Myrtle Cook was the first Canadian women to ever go to the Olympics! She went with her team Jane Bell, Ethel Smith, Fanny (Bobbie) Rosenfeld and of course Myrtle. She went to the Olympics as a runner but for fun she was also interested in tennis, hockey, cycling and canoeing.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
I thought it was very interesting that Myrtle that she was able to teach the men to run in World War II. Although they were allowed to teach the men, the women were not allowed to fight in the war.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
I want to tell Canadians about Myrtle because whenever a share about Myrtle no one knows who she is and I think she is very important to Canadian history. If she didn't go to the Olympics, there might not have been like girls like Christine Sincliar even thinking about going to the Olympics.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
I am a runner and an athlete and Myrtle opened the door for Canadian women. I might not have been allowed to participate today without her and her team.