Jasmine Mander recently won an award from the Women’s Executive Network (WXN): Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards in Arts, Sports & Entertainment. The award recognizes women who have shaped Canadian thinking, communications, and culture. Jasmine is a former elite-level soccer player and has coached in the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System , and is currently a coach educator for BC Soccer, and a BC Soccer Diversity and Inclusion committee member.
“Canadians are finding ways to stay connected and engage their minds in positive ways; they are looking for joy and entertainment in what can only be characterized as one of the most difficult times in modern human history. We have found that Canadian gamers recognize the power of play, and they are engaging more and more in the immersive and connected experiences that our industry creates. We will get through this period together, and video games will continue to be both an outlet for people but also an important way to keep them connected to their families and friends.”
—JAYSON HILCHIE, President & CEO, Entertainment Software Association of Canada
This past weekend, Serene Singh, 23-years-old, won the coveted National American Miss pageant held in Orlando, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Singh represented her home state of Colorado competing in the world’s largest pageant with this year’s numbers totaling over 700 women from across the country.