The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Calgary feminist scholar Maki Motapanyane states that until leaders step up and make a structural change, nothing will happen to correct the inequality between the men’s and women’s university hockey teams in Calgary.

In the wizarding world of Harry Potter there are: wands, witches and then there is quidditch. A game that once lived within the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novels, has now taken over Canada and is growing more quickly all the time.

A group of elite female hockey players in Calgary say the game is hampered by a long-time ban on bodychecking that has left them frustrated and looking for change.

The hardest thing for Michelle Taylor was having to continually say no to her nine-year-old son, Isaiah, who just wanted to play hockey. It’s not that she didn’t want him playing the sport, it’s that – like many other families – she simply couldn’t afford it. It wasn’t until Taylor came across KidSport online and applied for assistance, that she was able to enrol her son in his favourite sport.