Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (31-40)

31: Marci Kiselyk

32: Kora-Lea Vidal, Edmonton Storm, Calgary Rage, Team Canada 2010

Having played for both the Edmonton Storm and the Calgary Rage, Kora-Lea Vidal has been on both sides of the biggest rivalry in Alberta female football. During her time with the Rage, Vidal’s loyalty to the game and team alike, took on a whole new dimension. Experiencing the milestone of becoming a mom, it was not uncommon for Vidal to have her young child in attendance at home games.

Prior to joining the Rage, Vidal enjoyed the opportunity to be part of an empowering chapter in Canadian female sports. Named to the roster that competed at the inaugural 2010 IFAF Women’s Worlds, contested overseas in Sweden, Vidal (known at the time by her maiden name: Kora-Lea Hooker) contributed towards the Canadian unit garnering a silver medal.

33: Holly Arthur, Halifax Xplosion, Calgary Rage, Team Atlantic

Among an exclusive sorority of female footballers that have graced the gridiron in both the MWFL and the WWCFL, Holly Arthur brought a tremendous dedication to each team that she played for. From competing with Team Atlantic at the inaugural Canadian National Women’s Football Championships in 2012, to her time with the Halifax Xplosion and the Calgary Rage, Arthur was a highly likeable teammate.

Holly Arthur donning the Halifax Xplosion jersey, and football-themed wool hat, during the Halifax Pride Parade (Image obtained from Facebook)

Wearing number 12 with the Xplosion, Arthur established herself as one of the team’s luminaries, gaining a spot on the MWFL All-Star Team. Quite possibly, her greatest highlight with the club was one that actually took place off the field. Serving as one of the defining moments in club lore, one that helped propel the women of Xplosion football into a greater local awareness, she was among the organizers for the Xplosion’s participation in the Halifax Pride Parade.

Upon her arrival to the Rage, making the cross country journey with her family to a new residence in Alberta, Arthur provided a strong veteran presence to a team that already consisted of strong leadership. Considering that the Rage enjoyed many other new recruits during Arthur’s time with the club, her experience from the MWFL allowed her to set a positive example for the recruits who were also novices to the game, allowing for an enjoyable transition.

Wearing number 5 with the WWCFL’s Calgary Rage, Arthur’s helmet is beaded in raindrops (Image obtained from Facebook)

34: Tori Giles

35: Amanda Ruller

36: Jana Taylor, QB, Team Canada 2010

37: Lori Boyles, 2010

38: Mallory Starkey, Team Canada 2013, Regina Riot

39: Kris Chatterton Team Canada 2013, 2017

40: Emilie Belanger, Team Canada 2013, 2017, Regina Riot, Montreal Blitz, Chicago Force


Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (41-50)

41: Melissa Daley

42: Michelle Young-Mather

43: Alyssa Wiebe

44: Glenna Jones, 2007 MWFL Volutneer of the Year

45: Annie Kowalski

46: Connie Wells Fekete

47: Rebekah Henninger

48: Ferne Lavers

49: Tanya Henderson

50: Lisa Gomes

Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (51-60)

51: Matheson Football Family

52: Aly Bell

53: Adrienne Zuck, Team Canada 2013, 2017

54: Lori Smith

55: Jaclyn Brewer, 2010, MWFL, Calgary Rage

56: Team Canada Flag Football 2014

57: Marci Kiselyk, Team Canada 2013

58: Tina Theriault

59: Annie Tremblay, Team Canada 2013, Calgary Rage

60: Jenn DeGuise

Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (61-70)

61: Alyssa Buckland

62: Emma Goldsney

63: Roberta Gordica

64: Julene Friesen

65: Jessie Buydens

66: Crystal Cameron-Wade, Team Alberta

67: Steph Mackie, WWFG

68: Shirley Benson

69: Ashley Viklund

70: Justine Barter

Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (71-80)

71: Tori Jewett, MWFL

72: Katie Hungle

73: Natasha McMaster, Halifax Xplosion

74: Amanda and Courtney Tafelmeyer

75: Carmen Agar

76: Patricia Eko-Davis

77: Stacey Boldt

78: Krista Michelle Wighton

79: Linda Craig, Co-founder WWCFL

80: Maude Lacasse, QB, Team Canada 2017

Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (81-90)

81: Robyn Neill, Team Canada 2013

82: Kendra Jones

83: Roxanna Cox, Team Canada 2013

84: Justine Barter

85: Kaitlynn Girouard

86: Carisa Polischuk

87: Lori Smith, Saskatoon Valkyries

88: Carol Whitman

89: Tara Keohan

90: Mira Trebilcock, Regina Riot

Celebrating 150 of Canada’s female football heroes (91-100)

91: Kara Fillmore

92: Amy Mohr, Team Canada 2010

93: Laurence Thivierge

94: Payton Kuster, MVP of 2017 WWCFL finals

95: Lisa Klaverkamp, 2013

96: Breanne Ward, Manitoba

99: Ashley Clements

98: Teresa Yahnke

99: Cassey Brick

100: Annie Arpin