Join us for an afternoon of exploration, networking, and celebration! Our Celebrate Her event is an exciting opportunity for high school female athletes to explore new opportunities and learn from female leaders in sport. It is also a valuable opportunity for leaders and athletes to develop meaningful connections with each other by sharing stories and participating in our Conversation Café


What is a Conversation Café?

A Conversation Café is a space set up for intentional conversations with people. All participants will be divided up into smaller groups to have conversations through different formats about specific topics at their tables. After a designated time, participants will rotate to another group to have an opportunity to talk to new people and a new topic. During each rotation, facilitators will be introducing new topics or new challenges each table will be asked to discuss or accomplish.


We have three primary goals of our Celebrate Her event:

1. Help high school female athletes explore career, leadership, and participation options in sport by connecting with female leaders with sport experience in the community.

2. Give female leaders in sport and other community leaders an opportunity to meet and network with each other.

3. Recognize and celebrate the contributions of female leaders in the community.



4:00PM – Arrival, registration, and networking 

4:20PMIntroduction of event 

4:30PMStart of Conversation Café

3 Rotations of table talks/activities that are 20 minutes each


5:45PM – Thank you and gift presentation to all Leaders involved with LTS

6:00PMClosing Keynote (Community Members welcome)

6:20PMFinal remarks, raffle, and closing 


Tickets are an optional $20 donation at the door or you can sell $20 worth of raffle tickets. We are grateful for any donation to our organization to help build current and future events. We will accept cash or credit at the door, but cash is preferred.


Please download and print the Raffle Tickets Package below. Please bring all raffle tickets sold and cash to the event for amazing raffle prizes!



Raffle prizes announced soon!



I was born and raised and still reside in Toronto. I don’t know what I would have done without sports growing up. I was a competitive swimmer, figure skater, and diver – yes, I dove off of those ten-meter towers. I played softball, soccer, and tennis too but my real love was, and still is today, basketball. I was fortunate to play at the varsity level for the University of Western Ontario and Centennial College. I have also given back to the sport I love so much as a basketball referee for the past 24 years.


I am a retired Markham fire captain and Toronto paramedic. As you can tell by my career choices, I kept choosing to show up places where there were no women. I have always had a strong desire to challenge the status quo and was always motivated to prove myself when someone told me I wasn’t capable of doing something.


My biggest challenge yet, one I didn’t think was at all possible, becoming an author. I am a published author! I co-authored a book that was just released this past October. I share my story of resilience in the face of adversity. It’s a triumphant story of survival.