Kendra Fisher: Mental Health in Sport, News (Central York Girls Hockey Association)

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May 30, 2024 | Sarah Bradley | 369 views
Kendra Fisher: Mental Health in Sport
Are you a Panther 13+ or a parent or coach looking to learn more about the intersection of mental wellness in sport? 

One of the Junior Panthers approached the board wanting to share her story and initiate a conversation around mental health in hockey among our players to let them know they are not alone. In support of this brave player and to break down the stigma around mental health in our community, the CYGHA has partnered to bring you a keynote presentation on Mental Health in Sport featuring the remarkable Kendra Fisher.

Here are the event details:

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: St. Andrews College, Wirth Theatre (15800 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7)

Registration: Required at 

Age Group: Free 13+ Event

Who is Kendra Fisher?

Kendra Fisher is an extraordinary individual with an impressive background. She's a former member of Team Canada’s hockey program, a 3-time World Inline Hockey Champion, CEO of ‘Mentally Fit,’ a professional speaker, coach, and an author in the making.

Kendra will share her personal journey with mental illness and the challenges she faced, including the isolation that led her to let go of her dream of playing in the Olympics. Her ability to engage audiences through vulnerability, authenticity, and passion leaves a lasting impact, helping us understand the importance of connection and kindness.

Key Insights from Kendra’s Session Include:

  1. Strategies for managing mental health without compromising athletic goals.
  2. Challenging misconceptions and fostering empathy within the athletic community.
  3. Insights into the changes Kendra would have made to continue pursuing her hockey dreams.

We believe this event will be incredibly beneficial for athletes, coaches, parents, and anyone involved in the sporting community. It’s an opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools for supporting mental well-being in sports.

Please register at to secure your spot - all are welcome.

There will be a raffle for a gift card for Panther players who register and attend the event.

Thank you for your support as we try to break down the stigma and we look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Hannah Franz & Ashley Hogue