When: March 7th, 2023
Where: Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Ave.

The annual Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series is designed to empower and inspire women to become leaders in sport, community and life. It’s a professional development opportunity designed for coaches, administrators, community leaders, and volunteers of all genders, from all sports, from across Manitoba.

Series Finish Line

Join us in person on March 7, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as we wrap up and celebrate the 2022-23 Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series, hosted by past guest speaker and newly inducted member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Michelle Sawatzky-Koop.

You can expect to see some familiar faces, and get the opportunity to chat with some of our previous guests from earlier sessions! Anastasia Bucsis will bring our series full-circle and deliver a keynote about defining and redefining success for yourself.

6:30 p.m. Doors Open

7:00 p.m. Session begins, Anastasia Bucsis keynote

8:00 p.m. Q&A + Networking

Small bites and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Anastasia Bucsis

Anastasia was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and started speed skating at the age of 4. Within her 24 year speed skating career she represented Canada at 2 Olympic Games, 6 World Championships and 46 World Cup starts.

She was the only athlete from North America to come out publicly in opposition to Russia’s anti LGBTQ+ laws before the Sochi 2014 Olympics. She now lives in Toronto and works for CBC Sports where she hosts Player’s Own Voice – The Podcast, and various Olympic digital shows, and has co-hosted CBC Sports Presents (CBC’s main sport property with Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo). She just came back from the Commonwealth Games after a very busy year of covering Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022, and is preparing for Paris 2024.

She is a passionate advocate for mental health issues, eradicating homophobia in sport, and telling the stories of Canada’s high performance athletes.

Watch Previous Sessions On Demand

2020-2021 Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series Hosted by Leah Hextall


2021-2022 Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series Hosted by Sara Orlesky


2022-2023 Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series Hosted by Anastasia Bucsis

Fostering an Environment for Safe Sport

Find Your Place in Sport

Barriers & Bias


Thank you to Bison Transport and the 1991 Grey Cup Legacy Committee Fund for their support of this series.

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