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Inclusion in Sport Series: Topic #4 – Women

The latest edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages, published on April 22, 2021, is now available.

It’s the fourth instalment in our special Inclusion in Sport Series.

Female athletes and coaches face hurdles to participating in sport, barriers to success and a breadth of issues specific to their gender, which – if ever – rarely cross the minds of their male counterparts.

In this edition, we applaud women for their perseverance and contributions in rinks, arenas and on fields and sidelines, with the understanding that their experience in sport is far from being an equitable one.

These are among the reasons why this edition is dedicated to and focussed on women in sport.

We hope you pick up some of the others as you peruse our latest stories.

This will be the final segment of the Series focussed on a specific inclusion topic, but we promise to continue to cover these stories within future editions.

READ MORE: Inclusion in Sport Series: Topic #1 – Race, #2 — LGBTQ+ & #3 – Parasport

Thank you for allowing us to find new value in this work.

We always welcome your comments and ideas at Editor@OttawaSportsPages.ca.

–Charlie Pinkerton & Dan Plouffe

Here are links to the stories of Part 4 of our Inclusion in Sport Series:

‘Frightening’ lack of attention to women’s sport in government pandemic relief funding

Addressing the injury management deficit in women’s sports in Ottawa

What the embers of the Fury’s glory days show about women’s pro sports prospects in Ottawa

What powers a woman’s life in sport

Ottawa athletes’ attitudes and ideas about solving unbalanced coverage

‘Basketball is basketball’ for glass ceiling-shattering coach Perrin-Blizzard

Female sport leaders seek to draw more women to top spots

Erica Wiebe’s fight is about more than what happens on the mat

Ottawa schools’ women-in-charge highlight the benefits

City’s Girls n’ Women & Sport program plotting post-pandemic comeback

Better efforts needed to reverse shrinking number of female post-secondary coaches

Finding creative ways to broaden traditionally male-dominated sports to girls can show dividends

Five steps for sports orgs to support female coaches

Family tips to help build more female sport leaders

You can also read the newspaper in its entirety here.

Since many sports facilities are closed or operating with restrictions, our outdoor newspaper boxes remain your best bet to pickup the Sports Pages these days. Those locations include:

Millennium OC Transpo Station

Hornets Nest/Gloucester SuperDome, 1660 Bearbrook Rd.

Earl Armstrong Arena, 2020 Ogilvie Rd.

Blair OC Transpo Station

St. Laurent OC Transpo Station

Beechwood & Mackay

Byward Market – south side of George St. at William

Rideau Centre – Mackenzie King Bridge westbound bus stop

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W. (south entrance)

Elgin & Gilmour

Parliament O-Train Station (Queen & Bank)

Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA, 180 Argyle Ave.

Lansdowne Park (on Bank St. at Marché Way in front of Whole Foods)

RA Centre, 2541 Riverside Dr. (west entrance)

CHEO main entrance, 401 Smyth Rd.

Greenboro OC Transpo Station

Riverside South Milano Pizzeria, 4184 Spratt Rd.

Findlay Creek LCBO/FreshCo, 4750 Bank St.

Richmond Rd. in Westboro outside Mountain Equipment Co-op

Wellington St. W & Clarendon in front of Parma Ravioli

Tunney’s Pasture Station

Ben Franklin Park

Bayshore OC Transpo Station

Baseline OC Transpo Station

City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Dr.

Nepean Sportsplex Minto Field, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.

Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Rd.

Sport Chek Riocan Marketplace/Starbucks, 125 Riocan Ave. #2

Tim Horton’s/Scotiabank, 3691 Strandheard Rd.

Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Dr.

Fallowfield OC Transpo Station

Planet Fitness Bells Corners, 1821 Robertson Rd. #8

Kanata Wave Pool, 70 Aird Pl.

Jack Charron Arena, 10 McKitrick Dr.

Eagleson OC Transpo Park & Ride

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