Founded by TSN’s Kate Beirness, Second Annual HER MARK Female Empowerment Summit Returns to Toronto, July 14

— July 9, 2018

– Sponsored by TSN, MLSE, and Under Armour, the unique one-day summit welcomes 200 female high school students from across Canada at the MLSE LaunchPad in Toronto –

TORONTO (July 9, 2018) – The second annual HER MARK summit, a one-day event aimed at empowering the next generation of Canadian female leaders, returns to Toronto this Saturday, July 14 at the MLSE LaunchPad. Founded and hosted by TSN’s SPORTSCENTRE Anchor Kate Beirness and sponsored by TSN, MLSE, and Under Armour, HER MARK will be attended by 200 female high school students from across the country who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their schools and communities. “We are ecstatic to give this opportunity to females across the country for a second year in a row. HER MARK is a day to promote females supporting one another, while also learning from some incredible role models,” said Beirness. “Our ultimate goal is to encourage these inspirational young female leaders to focus their passion and continue to cultivate their growth.” The summit features motivational speakers, educational panels, and a full slate of special guests all centered on the goal of inspiring and cultivating an even stronger generation of female leaders. The day is complete with an interactive fitness panel led by Mark Fitzgerald (strength coach for the Anaheim Ducks), Adrian Vilaca (Head Strength Coach at Gary Roberts High Performance Training), and a nutritional seminar featuring Sylvie Tetrault (sports nutritionist and strength coach). Her Mark Summit Special Guests
  • Anastasia Bucsis – Olympic Speed Skater
  • Becky Kellar – Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Cheryl Pounder – Two-time Olympic Gold Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Heather Moyse – Two-time Olympic Gold Medallist (Bobsleigh)
  • Jennifer Botterill – Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Jennifer Wakefield – Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Kara Wagland – TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor
  • Kat Stefankiewicz – Toronto Raptors Host
  • Kayla Grey – TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor/Reporter
  • Kori Cheverie – Clarkson Cup Champion / Assistant Coach, Ryerson Men’s Hockey
  • Lainey Lui – ETALK Senior Correspondent and Co-Host of THE SOCIAL
  • Laura Diakun – TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor
  • Laura Stacey – Olympic Silver Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Lindsay Hamilton – TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor
  • Mandi Bujold – Pan Am Gold Medallist and Canadian Champion (Boxing)
  • Meghan McPeak – Raptors 905 Play-by-Play Announcer
  • Natalie Spooner – Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist (Women’s Hockey)
  • Tessa Bonhomme – Olympic Gold Medallist (Hockey) and TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor

** MEDIA NOTE: For accreditation to attend a HER MARK session, please fill out the attached form and send to TSN’s Hannah Carver at **

Founded and hosted by TSN SPORTSCENTRE Anchor Kate Beirness, HER MARK is a one-day summit designed to empower the next generation of Canadian female leaders.

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About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is a leading innovator, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to consumers with active lifestyles. The company’s Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digitally connected health and fitness community. For further information, please visit


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