Join us for our 1st Annual Girls Can Play Day!

Among girls who have participated in sports, there is a dramatic dropout rate with 1 in 3 girls leaving sports by late adolescence. Our Girls Can Play Day event combines our Women’s League 1 Championship teams last home game of the season with the opportunity to celebrate women and girls in our community who are doing great things in sport. This year, on Sunday, July 28th, bring your family, friends, and extraordinary female athletes to Corpus Christi CSS to watch our Men’s and Women’s League 1 teams play and learn more about the amazing variety of sports programs our community has to offer!



Schedule For the Day

  • Sports Organization Info Market Opens at 12:30pm
  • 1pm – Women’s Championship team takes on Rush Canada Academy
  • 5pm – Men’s Premier team takes on Guelph United
  • Sports Organization Info Market closes at 6pm

Who Will be There?

Our Sports Organization Info Market aims to give members of the community a convenient way to see all of the amazing sports Burlington has to offer! The following organizations will be present at the event ready to share more information about the what they do and the programs they offer.

 

Halton Field Hockey Club – 

Since the early 1970s, Halton Field Hockey has been dedicated to fostering a love for field hockey in the Halton region. From our youth and junior programs to our competitive Thrashers team and our senior women’s and co-ed leagues, there is something for everyone. Our programs offer games for all ages and skill levels, allowing athletes to improve their skills while being part of a tight-knit community.

 

Burlington Gymnastics Club – 

The Burlington Gymnastics Club provides inclusive and quality programming that enables growth through movement and promotes life-long fitness for all. By establishing a safe, positive, and fun environment, our nationally trained coaches inspire and empower all to strive for success, both inside and outside of the gym.

 

Ignite Artistic Swimming Club – 

Ignite Artistic Swimming Club, formerly known as Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club, is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that has proudly served young athletes and teenagers in Halton and Hamilton Wentworth for nearly five decades, starting in 1972.

Ignite is dedicated to inspiring athletes of various ages and abilities – including recreational, regional, competitive, and athletes with unique abilities – not only to learn the sport of artistic swimming but also to enhance their fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect for others. Our goal is to foster a positive learning environment that promotes goal-setting, strong work ethics, excellence, and a sense of accomplishment and success.

At Ignite Artistic Swimming, inclusivity is central to our mission. We offer specialized programs designed for athletes with cognitive or physical disabilities who are interested in exploring artistic swimming. Whether your athlete thrives in a team setting with additional support, prefers a smaller group environment, or benefits from one-on-one training to develop their artistic swimming skills, we have tailored training options available at every level.

 

Radiant Girls – 

Our summer camps, better known as wellness, empowerment, and leadership programs, are designed specifically for girls aged 8-16. They’re a fantastic way to help girls boost their confidence and skills in a super fun way! Our programs dive into self esteem & body image, navigating friendships, understanding your emotions, solving conflicts peacefully, staying healthy & happy, bullying, peer pressure & social dynamics, building confidence & managing anxiety. We offer a variety of themed weeks like Teen Beach Retreat, Girl Boss Leadership, and even an Inner Beauty Spa Week. It’s a blend of fun, learning, and personal growth all rolled into one. The staff includes dedicated teachers, coaches, and counsellors to ensure your daughter’s education and safety are paramount, along with inspiring world class guest speakers all summer long!

 

Canadian Dance Company – 

Canadian Dance Company is proud of its ability to recognize potential and inspire creativity. Our aim is to nurture a student’s love for the performing arts by giving them an outlet to express their passion.

CDC is also known for bringing out the best in students by stimulating their minds, challenging their ability in a positive way and helping each student to achieve their goals. Our objective is to not only provide professional level training, but to also create an environment where students build spirit and prepare them with life lessons that go beyond the stage for years to come.

 

Burlington Barracudas Girls Hockey Club – 

Since 1996, the Burlington Girls Hockey Club (BGHC) has actively engaged and promoted girls in the sport of hockey. As a volunteer-led, non-profit organization, we create a safe, enjoyable and skill-focused environment for players at both recreational and competitive levels in Burlington, ON. Our extensive programs include the Initiation Program (IP), House League, Competitive teams, and Elite High Performance Teams, all guided by passionate and skilled coaches.

 

Supreme Cheerleading – 

Established in 2011 by Tracey Page and Vicki Seguire, Supreme Cheerleading strives to provide a safe and effective environment for athletes to train in all facets of the sport of cheerleading and tumbling while growing as athletes, teammates, students, and young adults. Through developing strong roots in the Burlington community, Supreme has established itself as a longstanding destination for youth sports within the city and its surrounding areas by providing programs focusing on fitness, friendships and fun!

 

Ringette Association of Burlington – 

The Ringette Association of Burlington is a not-for-profit sports organization that has a strong focus on building up amazing young athletes at both the house level and a competitive REP program. 

Ringette was born in Canada and continues to grow in popularity around the world. It focuses on the 4 foundations; Physical, Technical/Strategic, Psychological and Life Skills and provides invaluable skills and benefits to our youth – helping them to live healthy lifestyles, build confidence, learn new skills, challenge themselves and form lasting relationships. Ringette is played at over 12 Universities in Ontario and is The Fastest Game on Ice. We believe in inclusivity in accessing sports offering learn to skate programs, house and REP at affordable rates as well as equipment rentals to make skating and playing ringette possible for everyone in our community. 

**For a printable brochure from the day, click here

Celebrate Women in Sports!

Participating in sports from a young age can not only be beneficial to the development of young girls, but help them succeed in the future!

  • Researchers found that 94 per cent of women in top executive roles have played sports, gaining confidence, determination and the ability to thrive on competition along the way!
  • Girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression.
  • Girls and women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than girls and women who do not play sports.
  • When they enter the boardroom, women athletes have a unique advantage by thriving on competition, determination and a strong work ethic.
  • Sport participation helps girls grow up healthy and confident, helps young female leaders rise, and helps C-suite leaders succeed.

Learn More!

How Playing Sports Can Make Women Better Leaders

Benefits of Sports Participation for Girls and Women

Why a Female Athlete Should be your Next Leader

Impact of Sport on Women in Business


Know the Facts!

According to Canadian Women in Sports;

  • Up to 62% of Canadian adolescent girls are not participating in any kind of sport.
  • One in three girls who have participated in sport drop out by late adolescence.
  • Girls are more than three times as likely to drop out of sport in adolescence compared to boys, as the dropout rate among adolescent boys is 1 in 10.
  • Only 18% of women aged 16-63 years stay involved in sport.

Learn more here!


Thank You To Our Sponsors!

In addition to all of the amazing organizations listed above who are attending our event, we would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible!