Hayley Wickenheiser

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    As one of Canada's great female athletes, Hayley Wickenheiser captained the Canadian Women's Hockey Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to a third consecutive Olympic gold medal. With her 16th Olympic goal, scored in a preliminary game against Sweden, Wickenheiser passed former teammate Danielle Goyette as all-time Olympic goal leader. She was a member of both the gold medal teams in Turin, Italy and Salt Lake City, as well as the silver medal team in Nagano, Japan in 1998. She also competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney with the Canadian Softball Team.

    "Sport has always played an integral role in my life but now, as a mother, I see the value of sport through a different set of eyes. KidSport's mandate of providing Canadian kids the opportunity to experience the social and health benefits of organized amateur sport is incredibly important and an initiative I felt was necessary to support."