Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Virtual Guest Speaker Dr. Sandra Kirby

Our Gr. 5-8 students had the unique opportunity to participate in the Virtual Beyond the Win program through Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. With the aid of videos and a slideshow, guest speaker, Dr. Sandra Kirby, talked to the boys over Zoom about her experiences as a member of the first women’s Olympic rowing team, her advocacy work for safety in youth sport, accessibility in sport through para-sport organizations and gender equality in sport, as well as her experiences as volunteer in the Youth Olympics Games as a drug tester. Finally, the staff at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame showed the students some of the artifacts that Dr. Kirby has donated and asked the boys some questions about them. Dr. Kirby also answered questions the boys had prepared ahead of time.