Chandra Crawford's Fast & Female to Hit Winnipeg

14 Oct, 2014

F&F to Hold First Winnipeg Event on October 24, 2014 in Conjunction with the 2014 Canadian Cyclocross Championships Held at The Forks

Chandra Crawford, 2006 Gold Medal winner at the Winter Olympics in Cross Country Skiing, has a passion for sport and is making the dreams of girls and women across our country into reality. Founded in 2005, Crawford's not-for-profit Fast and Female ( will hold its first Winnipeg event on October 24, 2014 in conjunction with the 2014 Canadian Cyclocross Championships held at The Forks October 24-26.

The Fast and Female Winnipeg event, intended for girls ages 9 to 19 involved in all sports, will feature an evening of amazing inspiration, empowering physical activity (cycling or dryland), a fun dance, and autograph sessions with mountain bike world champion Catharine Pendrel and others. Parents and coaches are invited to attend the seminars that will address effective nutrition and sport psychology for female athletes. The event is open to individuals involved in ALL sports, and is hoping to attract up to 50 participants.

By age 14 girls are two times more likely to drop out of sports due to a lack of access to sporting opportunities, social stigma, decreased quality of experience, cost, and lack of positive role models. Chandra hopes to inspire girls across the country to stay in sport, and communities to further encourage program development for this age group.

A great example of this happening in Winnipeg is Winnipeg Women’s Kickboxing program for girls ages 11 – 14 that has had tremendous success in its first season of programming.

Chandra is available for media interviews in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 16, 2014 between 6am - 10am, or over the phone anytime. For media inquiries, please contact Andrea Katz at or by calling 204.770.2203. For more about Chandra, please visit


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