From Vancouver Island to the Olympics, talking sport and culture

Host Lucky Budd welcomes Micah Zandee-Hart, member of the Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team. Growing up on the Saanich Peninsula, Micah talks about her journey from playing minor hockey with the boys on the Peninsula to becoming the second sophomore to wear the ‘C’ when she played at Cornell University. She talks about the culture and work ethic playing for Team Canada, how the Women’s gold medal game in 2002 inspired her to pursue her dream, how we can foster inclusive leadership and culture at all levels of hockey for youth and more.


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In Greater Victoria’s 2022 Vital Signs Report, survey participants gave ‘Sports and Recreation’ a B+ grade (see pages 28 & 29).  

“Sport is an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognize the growing contribution of sport to the realization in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and young people, individuals and communities as well as to health, education and social inclusion objectives.” – Declaration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 

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Episode 14 Guest

Micah Zandee-Hart – Zandee-Hart made her Olympic debut at Beijing 2022 where she recorded four assists as Canada won the gold medal. She became the first hockey player from Vancouver Island to play on the National Women’s Team when she got into a pair of games against the United States in December 2016. Zandee-Hart’s first experience with the national team program was at a pair of IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships. She played collegiately at Cornell University where she served as co-captain in her last three seasons, becoming just the second sophomore to wear the ‘C’. She was named to the ECAC All-Rookie team in 2016 and to the All-ECAC and All-Ivy First Teams in 2017. In 2019, she led the team in blocks and points by a defenceman and was named to the All-Ivy second team. As a senior in 2020 she led the Big Red to their first ever number one national ranking.

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