NewsOther NewsFast and Female Celebrates September 18 Sports Day in Canada by Hosting Women’s Fit-Fest in Canmore

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Fundraising event to feature dancing, fitness bootcamp, drumming and inspirational talk by Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford

Canmore, Alberta – Fast and Female presented by Best Buy will host its first Women’s Fit-Fest in Canmore, Alberta on September 18, 2010. Held in conjunction with CBC’s Sports Day in Canada, the women-only event will be held at the Canmore Collegiate High School from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature dancing, bootcamp circuits, drumming, and an inspirational presentation by Fast and Female founder and 2006 Olympic gold medalist in Cross-Country skiing – Chandra Crawford. “This event will rock!” said Crawford who is a full-time athlete and dedicated all her free time to the expansion of Fast and Female. ”For the first time, we are offering women, moms, and daughters a unique opportunity to come together and experience a day of Fast and Female fitness, fun, and friendships. Ultimately, my goal is to have every participant leave with a sense of well being and inspiration.” Throughout the morning, participants will have the opportunity to be inspired at many levels including during the bootcamp circuits led by local fitness specialists and the drum session spearheaded by the world renowned Drum Cafe. For the drum session, every single event participant will have her own drum and the group will work together to follow the instructions of a Drum Cafe musician. Since its inception, Drum Cafe has performed at more than 25,000 events in 35 countries including performances for Nelson Mandela, Elton John, and Oprah Winfrey. The drum session will be followed by an inspirational presentation by Crawford, a two-time Olympian who is now intently focused on succeeding at the 2011 World Championships in Norway and 2014 Olympics in Russia. “The 2010 Women’s Fit-Fest participants will have the chance to experience physical, mental and emotional well-being. To me, this is what sports is all about – feeling good in all of these aspects of my person. This is what I try to convey to young girls at all Fast and Female events. Keeping girls in sports is so important to developing healthy and happy women as well as strong contributors to society.” Founded in 2005, Fast and Female is a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment through sport of young women. By partnering with inspiring female Olympians, Fast and Female travels across North-America to host day camps for girls ages 9 to 19. Since its inception, Fast and Female has reached out to girls involved in cross-country skiing and biathlon. In the medium to long term, the foundation intends to expand its reach by partnering with ambassadors involved in complimentary summer endurance sports and building on to all Olympic sports. All proceeds from the event will do directly towards supporting Fast and Female’s ambitious plans for 2011 including reaching more than 1,400 girls ages 9 to 19 all across Canada and the United States. The 2010 Women’s Fit-Fest event hopes to draw just over 100 lucky female fitness enthusiasts. While girls 5 to 8 years old are invited to register for free, young women ages 9 to 19 can join the event at a cost of $20 including a free Fast and Female t-shirt and adult participants can register for $40 including the activity and a Fast and Female goody bag. Participants can register by visiting: http://fastandfemale.eventbrite.com/. Please note that a 10% discount is available to anyone signing up prior to September 10, 2010. The discount code is: “vip_fandf”.

ABOUT CBC’S SPORTS DAY IN CANADA
Sports Day in Canada, on September 18, 2010, is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada.  Sports Day in Canada caps off a week of thousands of local sporting events and activities, open houses and try-it days showcasing sport at all levels, and includes a special television broadcast on CBC Sports. Sports Day in Canada is presented by CBC Sports, ParticipACTION and True Sport and is guided by a committee of national sporting organizations and their networks of coaches, athletes and enthusiasts across the country.  It’s an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport to build community, fortify our national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living. For more information on this initiative, visit: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/sportsday/

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