May’s Big of the Month is Vanessa Coulbeck



One word that makes Vanessa stand out is PASSION.

As someone who adopts healthy living practices in her own life, Vanessa is an ideal facilitator for our Go Girls! program.

Vanessa is currently a master’s student at Western University, studying body image, self-compassion and sport/physical activity promotion for young girls. When she’s not busy studying, she is working with organizations to create exciting new programming and initiatives. She hopes to improve the adherence of physical activity throughout the lifespan of girls, and a greater appreciation for being compassionate and mindful towards the self.

Vanessa wholeheartedly believes that Go Girls! can have a life-changing impact on youth. She has seen firsthand the participants become aware of their talents and voice. She believes this program is so transformational for girls to learn about their bodies and how to lead a balanced active life.

Vanessa’s favourite memory from the sessions she has led was when the girls had to make a “power” affirmation cheer/dance. It brought her so much joy to see the girls come out of their comfort zone and work together.

Thank you Vanessa, for your dedication to the Go Girls! program. Your influence has, and will continue to have, a positive impact for young girls in the community.