The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) has put out a call for older self-identified lesbians, bi-sexual and two-spirited women, aged 55 to 70, to be part of a conversation with a group of 6 to 10 other LBTT women about being physically active.
CAAWS is a national not-for-profit organization that works to encourage all girls and women to participate and lead in sport and physical activity. CAAWS has conducted similar conversations with heterosexual women and recognizes the need for similar conversations with LBTT women.
The conversations will provide CAAWS with important information and insights about physical activity strategies, resources and programs that will take into account the particular needs of LBTT women aged 55-70. They are urging women to bring their experiences (good and bad) to the conversation with no judgment is made about your level of physical activity.
As CAAWS is interested in learning from both active and less active LBTT women the conversations will be split into two groups. Both conversations are scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 11 at Qmunity’s Generations office.
The co-facilitators for these conversations will be Pat Hunt, the lead facilitator for CAAWS Women’s 55 and Older Physical Activity initiative, and Jennifer Birch-Jones, the Program Lead for CAAWS’s Addressing Homophobia in Sport initiative. In appreciation for your time, CAAWS will provide each participant with a $15.00 travel subsidy and a thank-you gift.
For more information or to get in on the conversations, contact Pat Hogan by email or call 604-253-7189.