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Marisha Roman and the Tranquil Art of Rowing

The Bolder Woman is a podcast about sportswomen over 50. The May 15, 2019 episode profiles Marisha Roman, a long-time competitor in many water sports and a specialist, with a particular passion, for rowing. Marisha is also the co-founder of the Master Women CAN Network. 

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August and September 2018

Athletics - Track and Field Masters Results


What's New

July 2018:

  • Canadian Dragonboaters are on fire at the CCWC in Szeged Hungary July 17-21, 2018. Scroll through the results and see all the Canadian flags in the top spots for various events!
  • Masters rowing heats up in the summer months. Check out RegattaCentral for a complete list of results for Canada and USA. You can enter the search word "masters" to show only masters regattas. 
  • Check out results from the first ever  Masters Indigenous Games 2018 (MIG 2018) held in Toronto. 
  • Great competition on the tennis courts at the Quebec City ITF July 11-15. Click the link to see results. 
  • Athletics / track and field: major championships are happening at the end of the month:

June 2018:

  • The inaugural Masters Indigenous Games 2018 (MIG 2018), set to take place in Toronto, will provide Indigenous adults (ages 20 years and older), the opportunity to compete against their peers in a variety of contemporary and traditional sporting activities. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JUNE 15, 2018.
  • Do you know a COACH who instills a life-long love of sport in their athletes? Nominate them for an Ontario Coaching Excellence Award! NOMINATIONS CLOSE THURSDAY JUNE 28, 2018.
  • Racing and events pick up this month for outdoor sports - send us your event info and we will share it on the MWCAN calendar and in the Facebook group. 

May 2018:

April 2018:

March 2018:

February 2018:

  • Polar Rush was a hoot!
  • Events involving Masters Athletes added to the Calendar
  • #SheCanCoach launched by the Coaches Association of Ontario. Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation is a program to recruit new female coaches and change public perceptions about who can coach.


January 2018:

Happy new year, good sports!

  • Register for Polar Rush and join other Good Sports in a fun physical networking event - our first opportunity to meet other good sports in person! Saturday Feb 24, 2018, Horseshoe Valley Resort near Barrie Ontario. 
  • The Facebook group is up to 391 members, and there has been lots of activity with article sharing, starting discussions and seeking help from others. Good job! Your involvement is the key to a useful and successful network. At it's heart, networking is the sharing and exchange of info and ideas among people who share a common interest. For us, it is competitive sports at the Masters level. 
  • Good luck in all your events and competitions this year. Stay healthy and train smart. 

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Polar Rush - Masters Women CAN and DID!

The 2018 Polar Rush at Horseshoe Valley in Barrie was a hoot! Fingers crossed for a bigger team next year. 

What's Older

December 2017:

  • Register for Polar Rush and join other Good Sports in a fun networking event - our first opportunity to meet other good sports in person! Saturday Feb 24, 2018, Horseshoe Valley Resort near Barrie Ontario
  • Book launch highlights the lessons learned from studying masters athletes. Run Strong, Stay Hungry: 9 Keys to staying in the race by Jonathan Beverly. Masters athletes "have become a topic of fascination for researchers in the past decade, because they're viewed as "exemplars of successful aging." And it's not just because they get lots of exercise: "Lifelong competitors" also tend to have high psychological, cognitive and social functioning, prompting researchers to wonder what makes them tick – and whether the rest of us should be emulating them." Alex Hutchinson Special to the Globe and Mail, Dec. 1, 2017 

November 2017:

  • Many events have been added to the calendar. Thanks for sending! You can email @ masterswomencan@gmail.com or use the discussion forum
  • Articles posted in the Learn from the Pros page in Resources and Reading
  • Videos added to the Learn from the Pros Motivation page 
  • Videos of rowers training in the Workout Ideas page
  • Addition of many new women in the network - Welcome!
  • New poll on the FB group: What do you gain from competing in sport?"

October 2017:

  • Discussion forum is live!  Link from the Discussion Forum page or click here to go directly to the board

September 2017:

  • Videos added to Motivation page
  • See the latest tweets and FOLLOW us @MastersWomenCAN

August 2017:

  • See the latest tweets from @MastersWomenCAN
  • Start connecting with other members through The Exchange. How to slides are posted!