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Aiming High: Canadian Women in Archery on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2024
Aiming High: Canadian Women in Archery on International Women’s Day

Ottawa, ON – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are proud to recognize the remarkable contributions of women in Canadian archery, whose passion and dedication have shaped the sport’s landscape. Among these inspiring individuals are Dorothy Lidstone, Marie-Pier Beaudet, Trudy Dryden and Monica Higgins, whose stories exemplify excellence and perseverance.

Dorothy Lidstone’s archery journey began with a Christmas gift from her mother. Joining the Greenwood Archers and later competing in Canadian and world championships, she became a formidable force in the sport. Her triumph at the 1969 World Championships in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where she set a world record, remains a highlight of her illustrious career.

Marie-Pier Beaudet, a three-time Olympian, made history as Canada’s youngest archer to qualify for the Games at 17. Her impressive international record includes a bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and a silver at the 2007 Pan American Games. Her tenacity and skill have inspired many in the sport.

Trudy Dryden’s dedication to archery is evident in her role as Vice President of Archery New Brunswick. A seasoned archer and coach, Trudy has played a pivotal role in promoting archery in her community, fostering a love for the sport among newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

Monica Higgins, a coach and archer since 2002, boasts an impressive record of 24 National 3D medals, showcasing her skill and commitment. Her passion for coaching and her love for the sport continue to inspire those around her.

On this International Women’s Day, we celebrate these extraordinary women and all female archers who continue to push boundaries and inspire others. Their achievements serve as a testament to the power of determination and the impact of women in sports.