Jennifer Jones, a 2014 Olympic gold medallist and two-time world curling champion, is the headline speaker at the fifth annual University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
Jones, Canada’s most decorated and recognized female curler, who won gold as skip of the Canadian women’s team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, is bound to be a draw for the fundraising event at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre.
Jones and her rink dominated the Olympic field, posting an 11-0 record in the process, becoming the first female skip in history to go through the Games undefeated.
More recently, Jones won her second women’s world curling title in March 2018 in North Bay, Ont.
“We could not be happier to welcome Jennifer to the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre and have her be a part of our annual Legacy Breakfast fundraiser,” said Loralyn Murdoch, UNBC’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. “Jones has accomplished so much in her sport and life including a major comeback post ACL injury, to being wife, parent and winning an Olympic medal. I am very excited to hear her story and hope that she inspires all who attend.”
In its five-year history, the Timberwolves Legacy Breakfast has raised more than $250,000. For the fifth consecutive year, Canadian Tire Prince George will be the presenting sponsor.
A natural leader whose innovative strategies have changed the face of women’s curling, Jones draws on her unprecedented experience, sharing her approach to leadership, teamwork, determination, and performing under pressure.
Known as one of the best pressure players to ever compete in her sport, Jones came to national prominence at the 2005 Scotties Tournament of Heart when she won her first Canadian title thanks to “The Shot,” a maneuver described by many sports commentators as the greatest curling championship shot in history.
In addition to her pair of world titles, Jones is a six-time national women’s champion and an eight-time Manitoba women’s provincial champion.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba, where she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1999, Jones has worked as a lawyer both in private practice and as in-house counsel in a corporate setting.
Jones joins an increasingly impressive list of keynote speakers for the Legacy Breakfast. The inaugural event in 2015 welcomed five-time Olympic medallist Hayley Wickenheiser. In 2016, Canadian Football Hall of Famer Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons wowed the crowd. In February of 2017, Canadian hockey legend Theo Fleury created an incredible morning with his stories of perseverance. In 2018, long-time Canadian television personality Michael Landsberg talked openly and frankly about mental health and his own struggle with depression.
Tickets are $90 for an individual seat, or $720 for a table of eight. Other ticketing options are also available. The doors open at 6:45 a.m. and the breakfast begins at 7 a.m.
For information, or to register your table, please visit www.unbc.ca/legacy-breakfast