Morgan Bird embraced competitive swimming at age 11 as an alternative to physiotherapy in helping to manage her cerebral palsy. Today she is a veteran of two paralympics and a fixture on the national team.
Alister McQueen started in hockey at age four and played a variety of sports throughout his youth. He discovered track and field in high school and since 2011 has been a consistent member of the Canadian athletics team.
In June 2011, Michelle Salt lost her right leg above the knee in a motorcycle accident. Less than three years later, she would become the first ever female Canadian Paralympic snowboarder.
After surviving a car accident in 2004, Chad “Jazzi” Jassman, relied upon his love for sports and his blue collar work ethic to earn a roster spot on the Canadian men’s national wheelchair basketball team.
Three strong, independent women, who have redefined themselves, not only as women who fight, but also as teachers, mentors and ambassadors of their sport, reflect on their odyssey.
Alberta mothers and daughters immersed in the transformative pursuit of combat sport explore how fighting has reshaped them and how their sport has changed for women over the course of a generation.
Four modern women whose lives have been shaped by the transformative pursuit of combat sport strive to better themselves and their communities.