October marks the beginning of Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to honour and celebrate the countless contributions of women throughout history. In the context of British Columbia’s amateur sport scene, we have witnessed many inspiring women who have broken barriers, shattered stereotypes, and paved the way for future generations of female athletes, sport organization executives, coaches, and volunteers. These remarkable women have excelled in their respective sports and played a vital role in promoting gender equality and empowerment.

viaSport is proud to support outstanding women in sport, and their stories serve as a testament to the power of dedication, resilience, and passion. 

Throughout this month, we will be sharing compelling stories from women, both from distant history to the present day, to showcase the incredible achievements of women in sport over time. Their journeys remind us that, with determination and dedication, women can achieve greatness in any field they choose, and that their accomplishments should be celebrated not only during Women’s History Month but every day of the year. So, let’s remember these remarkable women in sport and continue to support and empower women in the amateur sport community across British Columbia and beyond. 

Join the conversation and show your support by amplifying our #WomensHistoryMonth campaign on our social media channels.

Sport Community Stories

Notable Dates in October

October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child

October 18 – Persons Day