An Olympic medalist and Canadian hockey icon gave the keynote address at the inaugural UNBC Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast fundraiser on March 17, 2015 at the Ramanda Hotel in Prince George.
Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. As a decorated Olympian, she led her team to four gold medals and one silver medal as well as being named the most valuable player in both 2002 and 2006. Aside from her international success, Wickenheiser took on the challenge of pursuing a kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary while being a member of the Dinos women’s hockey team.
“The opportunity to welcome Hayley to our community to celebrate varsity athletics is amazing,” said UNBC Athletics Director Loralyn Murdoch. “She’s an Olympian, a member of the International Olympic Committee’s athletes commission, a varsity athlete, and has had an impact on all levels of Canadian athletics, from youth at the grass roots to our Olympians. UNBC Athletics looks forward to celebrating this excellence with the community as part of the University’s 25th Anniversary."
The UNBC Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast is a major fundraiser of athletic scholarships for the 80 student-athletes competing on behalf of UNBC in Canadian Interuniversity Sport soccer and basketball. In addition to their commitment to their studies, varsity athletes spend up to 20 hours a week training and competing as members of the UNBC Timberwolves varsity programs.