Brigette was selected to represent Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, making her the first First Nations athlete to play on Canada’s women’s Olympic hockey team.
She made her debut in 2008 with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. She is a two-time participant at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, winning gold in 2010, and silver in 2009. She appeared in 21 games, winning gold at the Nations Cup in 2013 and 2016.
Her success in hockey shows young Indigenous girls that they belong in sports, that they can be successful and achieve greatness. Brigette is a role model for youth and has used her platform to visit schools and communities to speak about the determination and resilience that led her through her hockey career.
Get to know them
- What is a goal you’re working on?
I will consistently live a healthy lifestyle and make healthy food choices.
- What is a book you read that made an impact on you?
What I Know for Sure, by Oprah Winfrey.
- What is one thing that everyone should experience in your city?
A visit to Cold Garden Brewing Company.
- What’s your favourite way to sweat?
Playing hockey or lifting weights in my loft.
- Song you never get sick of listening to?
How Bout Now by Drake