Olympic gold medalist headlining Women in Sports symposium in Milton


Published January 18, 2024 at 10:45 am

An Olympic gold medalist will be headlining a women in sports symposium in Milton next month.

Tessa Bonhomme, a former Canadian professional ice hockey player, will be keynote speaker at the Women in Sports – Inspiring Inclusion seminar at Milton Sports Centre on Feb. 29, International Women’s Day.

Bonhomme, a broadcaster with TSN, won an Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games and played defence for the Canadian national women’s hockey team from 2004 to 2013, winning seven World Championship medals, including gold in 2007.

“Get ready to witness the strength, resilience, and determination that women bring to the sporting world,” said a spokesperson for the event.

“We’re celebrating the women who’ve broken barriers, shattered stereotypes, and inspired generations. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of a global celebration.”

The symposium will feature high-level female athletes sharing their achievements and insights, promoting diversity in sports through speeches, panels, and Q&A sessions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect, learn, and be inspired by their journeys. Tere will be an autograph station, exciting giveaways, and a celebration the resilience of women in sports.

Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and join us in cheering for ‘Women in Sport’ on International Women’s Day 2024.

The event is being organized by the Women’s Centre of Halton and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29.

For more information, or to purchase for $11.98, visit here.

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