Retaining Girls in Sport, Recreation, and Physical Activity

Recreation PEI is offering a virtual workshop!

This interactive workshop will apply a gender lens to sport and recreation program design in Prince Edward Island. In this 90 minute session, participants will learn how to holistically design programs to meet the psycho-social needs of girls, in an effort to increase their participation and retention in sport and recreation.

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Time: 1:00-2:30pm AST

Registration is complimentary. Please register at:

The workshop will be led by Stephanie Knickle.

Stephanie Knickle is the Manager, Campus and Community Recreation at the University of Prince Edward Island. Since 2005, she has owned and operated her own in-studio and online fitness business “imotion fitness – MIND BODY CORE” which focuses on mat and equipment-based pilates instruction, TRX Suspension training and core conditioning.

She graduated in 1990 with an honours degree in Social Psychology from the University of PEI, received her Bachelor of Education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1993, and a Diploma from the UPEI Management Development Program for Women in 2002. She was a five-year member of the UPEI Women’s Basketball team in the 80’s and 90’s which captured several AUS championships, culminating in a National Silver Medal in 1989.

In addition to running her business on the side of a full-time job, Stephanie is a board member of Recreation PEI, a Canadian Women & Sport workshop facilitator, a junior high and high school coach, and a physical activity and movement program developer and leader for women of all ages.

Stephanie resides in Charlottetown with her two daughters, Hallie and Casey.


This session is presented by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, in partnership with Canadian Women & Sport and Recreation PEI.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.