Screening of the doc Play Fair this Monday

Play Fair

Play Fair

UWinnipeg’s Professor Emerita and Olympian, Dr. Sandra Kirby, is a contributor to the new documentary Play Fair. She will be participating in a post-screening panel discussion on Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street. The film draws inspiration from the book Playing It Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada by Guylaine Demers; Lorraine Greaves; Marion Lay; Sandra Kirby.

Sandra Kirby, Photo credit Dan Harper

Sandra Kirby, Photo credit Dan Harper

Playing It Forward is a vast collection of stories about women in sport in Canada. It explores their evolving roles in all facets of the industry. The creators of this book and documentary are a diverse team made up of members with a wide range of athletic interests and abilities, who are united by the necessity of the project.

“Modern sport is progressive because of women’s participation,” expressed Kirby. “This documentary combined with the World Cup 2015 will certainly expand the public understanding of what it takes for athletes to play and compete—what hurdles they have to overcome, and how they have made sport better.”

Playing It Forward is a resource ensuring that the work of Canadian women who have broken down barriers is recognized; it is part of the work that the Feminist History Society began in February 2008. The Society has made it their mission to rigorously document the Canadian feminist movement between the years 1960 and 2010.

Other experts participating in the panel discussion  include world champion boxer Olivia Gerula, broadcaster Lisa Bowes, Commissioner of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League Brenda Andress, and human rights advocate Amy Michalchuk (nee Pasternak).

This free public screening is presented by Canad Inns with support from Frank Digital & Frantic Films.

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