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Off the ice with Natalie Spooner

By: Jacqueline Kovacs

Fuelling Women Champions spokesperson Natalie Spooner spent some time with Hailey, Bronwyn and Isobel, whose moms are CL editors. Author: Canadian Living Credits: Fuelling Women Champions spokesperson Natalie Spooner spent some time with Hailey, Bronwyn and Isobel, whose moms are CL editors.

Community & Current Events

Off the ice with Natalie Spooner

By: Jacqueline Kovacs
Witness the inspirational performances of Canada's women athletes, and you'd think that scores of girls and young women would be vying for a spot on their local soccer, curling and hockey teams. But you'd be wrong.

According to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), the drop-off rates for teen girls in sports compared with boys is six to one, and a mere four percent of girls get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.

To address this worrying trend, foster a love of the game and enable more women and girls to get involved in sports, the Dairy Farmers of Canada has launched Fuelling Women Champions—a multiyear initiative dedicated to the advancement of women in sport.

To kick things off, Fuelling Women Champions has partnered with CAAWS and such top Canadian women athletes as curling champion Jennifer Jones, wheelchair-racing champion Chantal Petitclerc, and hockey champion Natalie Spooner to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

Here at Canadian Living, we got into the action, too. We rounded up some special correspondents and had them challenge Natalie Spooner—with questions. Here's a look at their exclusive one-on-ones with the Olympian.



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