The annual Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series is designed to empower and inspire women to become leaders in sport, community and life. It’s a professional development opportunity designed for coaches, administrators, community leaders, and volunteers of all genders, from all sports, from across Manitoba.
This year’s FREE five-part online series brings together inspirational leaders from all areas of sport to tell their personal and professional stories, offer valuable advice and guidance, and share practical tips that participants can use on and off the field of play. Hosted by media personality Sara Orlesky, participants will build their networks and knowledge bases through a variety of interviews and presentations so they can empower and encourage the girls they work with to stay active and involved in sport.
Sport Manitoba in partnership with Bison Transport, aspire to increase female engagement in sport by providing an informative, inclusive, and inspirational experience.
2021-2022 Series Videos
Watch all of our previous sessions on-demand
Session 2: Building on the Strengths of Indigenous Youth
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 7 PM CST
In the second free session of the Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series we will learn from Indigenous female leaders in the sport and recreation sector. Our three speakers Lee Spence, Jessica Guimond and Jayme Menzies will discuss the importance of empowering Indigenous youth and creating a sense of belonging in sport and recreation. Elder Charlotte Nolin will be giving blessings at the beginning of the session.
Join us after the event on Zoom for a debrief and networking session!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84633729199
Meeting ID: 846 3372 9199
Lee Spence is a Metis Muskego Ininew Iskwew (swampy cree woman) and athlete who focuses on integrating Indigenous knowledge and practices into projects, programs and policy.
Jessica Guimond is the Community Recreation Coordinator at Sagkeeng Health Centre. The centre provides mental health counselling, pre and post-natal programs, immunizations, suicide crisis response and other health services to the Sagkeeng First Nation.
Jayme Menzies is a champion volleyball coach for the CMU Blazers. In 2021, she received Sport Manitoba’s Peter Williamson Memorial (Train to Compete/Train to Win) Award and the Indigenous Female Coach of the Decade Award.