Empowering Women and Community Through Sport Luncheon Presented by Hicks Morley

The women of the CFL invite you to join us in celebration of Girls, Women and Sport during Grey Cup week when we come together to celebrate our Canadian Football Championship. Canadian Women have seen incredible success – both on and off the field – for many years. With that said, the gender gap in sport continues to grow and young girls are walking away in growing numbers from the many benefits that sports provide to Canadian youth.

Headlining the forum is keynote speaker, Stacey Allaster, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis for The United States Tennis Association (USTA). Ms. Allaster will discuss why having more women in leadership just makes good business sense. One of Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women in Sports,” Allaster was the Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) from 2009–2015. She is widely-regarded for leading transformational change to the WTA—and shifting the balance of gender equality in sports and business.

Other panelists for the Grey Cup Festival’s Empowering Women and Community Through Sport forum include:

• Michele O’Keefe – President and CEO, Basketball Canada

• Rosie Cossar – Olympian, Activist

• Natalie Spooner - Olympian and Ambassador, Fast & Female

• Susan Irving – Senior Director of Marketing, Global Snacks Groups, PepsiCo

• Dr. Cheri Bradish - Associate Professor, Ryerson University

The panel discussion will be moderated by Tessa Bonhomme , gold medalist hockey player and sports broadcaster.

Please join us as we meet to celebrate, educate and strategize on how we continue to develop strong female leaders using sports as a springboard. A powerful group of female athletes and leaders will be sharing their personal stories, their thoughts on how to build future leaders and the fundamental role sport plays, no matter what level you compete at.

Festival Events

Arrival of the Grey Cup 22 Nov 2016

Princes' Gates, Princes Blvd &
Lakeshore Blvd, Toronto

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Grey Cup Festival HQ - November 24th 24 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Grey Cup Festival HQ - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Grey Cup Festival HQ - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Nissan Titan Street Festival - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

Roundhouse Park & Bremner Blvd.

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Nissan Titan Street Festival - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

Roundhouse Park & Bremner Blvd.

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The Shipyard at the Grey Cup - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

Room 801, South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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The Shipyard at the Grey Cup - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

Room 801, South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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MONTREAL TAILGATE PARTY 25 Nov 2016

Metropolitan United Church
(56 Queen St. E)

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RNATION Party 26 Nov 2016

Jack Astor's Bar & Grill
(133 John St.)

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SPIRIT OF EDMONTON - November 24th 24 Nov 2016

Sheraton Centre Toronto
(123 Queen St. W.)

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SPIRIT OF EDMONTON - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

Sheraton Centre Toronto
(123 Queen St. W.)

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SPIRIT OF EDMONTON - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

Sheraton Centre Toronto
(123 Queen St. W.)

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CHEER EXTRAVAGANZA 26 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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FESTIVAL KICK-OFF PARTY PRESENTED BY BMO 25 Nov 2016

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

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CFLAA LEGENDS LUNCHEON 25 Nov 2016

South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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BUDWEISER GAMEDAY FAN ZONE 27 Nov 2016

Enercare Centre Hall A

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NISSAN TITAN TAILGATE 27 Nov 2016

Ontario Place – Parking Lot 2

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RIDERVILLE - November 24th 24 Nov 2016

Hall G, South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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RIDERVILLE - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

Hall G, South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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RIDERVILLE - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

Hall G, South Building,
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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STAMPS HOUSE - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

Bottom Line, Downtown Toronto
(22 Front Street W)

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STAMPS HOUSE - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

Bottom Line, Downtown Toronto
(22 Front Street W)

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SPIRIT OF EDMONTON GREY CUP BREAKFAST 26 Nov 2016

Sheraton Centre Toronto
(123 Queen St. W.)

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TOUCHDOWN MANITOBA PRESENTED BY TRANSX 25 Nov 2016

Real Sports Bar & Grill (15 York Street)

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ATLANTIC SCHOONERS DOWN EAST KITCHEN PARTY - November 24th 24 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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ATLANTIC SCHOONERS DOWN EAST KITCHEN PARTY - November 25th 25 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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ATLANTIC SCHOONERS DOWN EAST KITCHEN PARTY - November 26th 26 Nov 2016

South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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