June Zimmer

Executive Director
ICANPLAY Sports Canada and Girls in the Game

 
June Zimmer, a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina, established Girls in the Game to introduce young girls to basic sport skills in a non-competitive environment, to educate on nutrition and leadership development and to enhance the overall health and well-being of all girls. In 2010, Girls in the Game rapidly expanded across the province of Saskatchewan to many urban and rural communities. The program is designed for girls between the ages of 3 and 13, emphasizing skill building, role modeling, and leadership through sport. All programs are delivered by women who serve as strong role models for the young participants. Girls are introduced to a variety of sports and activities including football, basketball, and yoga, to name a few. They also offer sport and self-esteem camps for girls aged 6 to 12. Additionally, a Moms on the Move program has been established for mothers to be active while their daughters are participating. In 2010, June Zimmer was recognized as the YWCA of Regina Women of Distinction Recipient in the area of Wellness, Recreation and Healthy Living.

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April Action Hero - in motion
Girls in The Game
ICANPLAY Sports Canada
Girls in The Game - Adrenaline