Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival attracts thousands of fans
Thousands of spectators gathered in Surrey January 31 to February 3, 2019 to catch the highly-anticipated Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival (WickFest) at the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre and Newton arena. After nine successful years in Calgary, the festival announced the expansion to Surrey in the spring of 2018 and sold out quickly, registering over 800 female athletes from 48 teams from around the world.
For the 800 female athletes in attendance, WickFest was more than just playing great hockey. The young female athletes attended a variety of workshops led by celebrity athletes, designed to build leadership skills. With a focus on building both the player and the person, the all-star lineup of instructors included six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Kaillie Humpries.
Posted On: February 7, 2019
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