In honour of International Women’s Day, we are profiling just a few of the women and young women to watch for in the world of sport. All of these spectacular athletes originate from Vancouver Island and are making a name for themselves. Happy International Women’s Day from everyone at ISN.
Women to Watch For
Paige Aims was born in Victoria but lives in Hawaii. She is referred to as the “best Canadian Athlete no Canadian has heard of”. Aims is a world class surfer and since the International Olympic Committee voted to add surfing to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo she has become a medal favourite.
Carle Brenneman is a five-time Snowboard Cross National Team member out of Comox who made her World Cup Debut in in 2009. Brenneman posted her career best finishes (5th place) in the 2010-11 season in Arosa, Switzerland, and in 2016 in Russia. She was an alternate on the 2014 Olympic team and a full member in 2018.
Young Women to Watch For
Elle Hamilton is a Victoria native who is a Junior at Tiffin University in Tiffin Ohio where she is playing field lacrosse and studying forensic psychology. While attending Claremont Senior Secondary she played four seasons for Team B.C. and won three National Box Lacrosse Championships with Team B.C.
Mackie Jenner who was born and raised in Victoria will be graduating from Claremont Senior Secondary this June. She is a very talented dual-sport athlete playing both lacrosse and basketball. Jenner played for Team B.C. in field lacrosse for five years winning three silver medals and one year for box winning a gold medal. She is heading to the University of Denver in August where she will play field lacrosse and study journalism.
Kiara Kilbey a fourth year University of Victoria Kinesiology major is an all-star on the Vikes Women’s Soccer Team. Kilbey a Stellys Secondary Grad is a Canada West Silver Medallist, USports 5th place, Canada West Second Team All Star and a two time Academic All Canadian.