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BD&P Hosts Fifth Annual International Women’s Day Event

08.03.13

BD&P was delighted to host its fifth annual International Women’s Day luncheon on Friday, March 8, 2013. Many BD&P lawyers and guests were treated to the presence of a remarkable young Albertan, one Jennifer Heil, as guest speaker at the event. 

Jennifer’s skiing legacy began in 2002 when she took part in her first Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. As the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic Team, Jenn skied to an amazing finish, coming 4th by a fraction of a point. 

Jenn then turned to the World Cup circuit, delivering unprecedented competition success with five overall World Cup titles, 58 World Cup podiums, four gold and two silver World Championship performances.  She took Olympic Gold in 2006 and Olympic Silver in Vancouver in 2010 – the first Canadian medal of the games. 

CanWest Media Canadian Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 and Canada’s Bobbie Rosenfeld Female Athlete of the Year in 2011, are two more of the many honours bestowed upon this talented athlete.

Now retired from competition, Jennifer is focused on completing her business degree from McGill University, her charitable work and starting a family.  She is active in supporting Plan International's “Because I am a Girl Campaign”, donating $25,000 to this worthy cause during the 2010 Winter Olympics and committing to a fund raising goal of $1,000,000 – achieved in December, 2012.  

As a passionate mentor of young female athletes, Jenn runs an in-school speaking series and coaches an elite "girls only" mogul skiing camp every year. She recently co-founded the amateur athlete training and preparation resource B2ten, which uses an individualized, comprehensive approach to maximize athlete potential at the highest level of competition.

Jenn is an engaging speaker encouraging all to follow their dreams!

Thank you to all the BD&P lawyers and clients who came out to and gave generously to this worthy cause - raising just over $28,000, which will be dedicated to a special project in Pakistan.