Join us for SeeWhatSheCanDo Conversations as we uncover stories of hope, resilience, community, and creative thinking from active women and sport-lovers just like you. We’ll celebrate the challenges and successes that spark growth and talk to supporters who encourage them to DO what they love most.
EP 5: Outdoor enthusiasts Arienne Strong and Charlotte Batty join us to talk about the importance of getting outside to play. Arienne is a recreational athlete and Program Manager and Developer at Hardwood Ski and Bike who spends her days helping people build recreational skills and find joy outdoors. Born and raised on two wheels, Charlotte has over twenty years in the mountain bike industry, and a real passion for creating community and getting more people on bikes. Our guests talk to us about the importance of building opportunities for women and girls to be active in a safe environment and the value of female role models. Arienne and Charlotte both share a love of coaching and chat about available mountain bike programs that build comfort and confidence and have been tailored for social distancing. We all get totally inspired by a 15-year old female cycling athlete who recently climbed up and down Blue Mountain 40 times (the equivalent height of Mount Everest (29,092 ft.)). Tune in to Episode 5.
Jess is a Communications professional, medical writer, editor, published author, motivational speaker and adaptive fitness consultant and coach. Jess uses her lived experience as a person with Cerebral Palsy to mentor other individuals with similar neurological conditions using Adaptive Fitness to manage their condition. Jess and her mentor Dimitri Giankoulas join SeeWhatSheCanDo conservations to share their stories, talk about how they met, and the power of adaptive fitness in overcoming adversity and changing lives. Hosts, Tina and Lisa chat with Jess about her memoir Run: An Uncharted Direction which shares how sports has helped her chart her own course and triumph over heartbreaking bullying and serious physical pain. Jess and Dimitri discuss the ways they are working with sport providers through their non-profit Flex For Access, to change perceptions of Cerebral Palsy and make adaptive fitness accessible for people with neurological conditions in mainstream sports and fitness facilities. Tune in to Episode 4.
Hosts, Tina Finelli, Lisa Dunbar, and Caroline Wiley talk about who they are, why they started SeeWhatSheCanDo and what you can expect from this podcast. As twins, the hosts share a special connection as neighbors, and community leaders with a passion for building up women. Tina, Lisa, and Caroline chat about their favourite sport moments, how sport helped them find their community and build valuable life skills. Hear about why they started SeeWhatSheCanDo, and their favourite stories from women who are uplifting, empowering and raising the bar on women’s representation in sport. The hosts talk about their passion for storytelling and how they aim to use this podcast as a platform to uncover and celebrate stories from everyday active women, gamechangers, and organizations that share their passion for women and girls in sport. Tune in to episode 3.
Madeline Amelink was a shy, anxious young girl. Martial arts and her young adult coach Heather Powers helped her gain confidence in sport and life. Hosts Tina and Lisa chat with these young leaders about their journeys to confidence. Madeline and Heather join SeeWhatSheCanDo conversations to discuss creative ways they stay active during COVID-19 – different doesn’t mean worse. They share special coaching and life-changing AHA moments that will melt your hearts. Erin Hamilton kicks off the call by telling us how the Town of Aurora is recognizing these young women and 18 others, in their 20 Leaders in 2020 initiative. Tune in to Episode 2.
Erin Hamilton is a fellow sport-lover who works for the Town of Aurora and is making a huge impact on helping more women and girls get active. Erin joins SeeWhatSheCanDo conversations to help us think differently about sport as our community slowly re-opens its sport doors amidst a pandemic. Hosts Tina and Lisa ask for a sneak peek behind the scenes with sport providers as they prepare to help us get back to playing the sports we love. We get practical tips on questions we should ask our sport providers for a safe return to play and hear about the creative ways organizations are starting back up. We make a call out to Cindy Shaver, mom of two who talks about the impact of COVID-19 on her family and why a new outdoor Play in The Park program hosted by the Town of Aurora has been a lifesaver. Tune in to Episode 1.
Tina Finelli, is a seasoned entrepreneur with 25+ years launching and growing companies, brands and products. As a middle child and twin, she comes by her connector gene naturally. Tina is a Canadian-bred storyteller and Co-Founder of SeeWhatSheCanDo – a digital community that unites active women and their supporters around the power of sport. Lover of all things outdoors, Tina's happy place is with her family surrounded by forest, water, and mountains.
Caroline Wiley bridged her 20+ years of professional experience in the sport and recreation industry together with her passion for photography and supporting women in sport to Co-found SeeWhatSheCanDo. Her vision is to create a welcoming space where active women find a sense of belonging within a local community, see themselves in an authentic and awe-inspiring way and find resources to help them be their best active selves.
As a member of the SeeWhatSheCanDo team, Lisa loves to be outside, is a ‘get it done gal’ and is a twin (as are the co-founders of SeeWhatSheCanDo by coincidence). Lisa has grown up professionally in Canadian business (CPG and Beverage Alcohol industries). Her real love is bringing brands to life through strategic sales, partnership, and business development practices. When she’s not out walking her dog or watching her kids participate in sport, you’ll find her playing a strategy game, reading a book or laughing with her girlfriends.
Hosted by Tina Finelli, Lisa Dunbar, and Caroline Wiley.
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