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A former Canadian track and field champion and NCAA All American, Linda Blade has spent 25 years as a sport-performance professional coach in Edmonton in over 15 sports. Linda has worked with NHL players, Olympics athletes and Athletics Canada’s Run-Jump-Throw program.
Linda has a PhD in Kinesiology, and she's travelled the globe conducting coach education courses on behalf of World Athletics, including a groundbreaking course for female coaches in Iran in 1995.
In 2014, she was elected as president of the board for Athletics Alberta, where she works diligently to review and contribute to Canadian sport policy.
Barbara Kay has been a columnist for the National Post since 2003. She also writes regularly for The Post Millennial and The Epoch Times. She is the author of three books.
Barbara has five granddaughters. One of them, a serious 15-year-old hockey player with high aspirations, was always in her thoughts throughout this book’s evolution.