Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser to Speak at Truck World

by 2006 October

Hayley Wickenheiser played with a broken foot at Sochi Olympics.

TORONTO, ON — Hayley Wickenheiser is one tough lady! And I, for one can’t wait to see her at Truck World.

Here’s the latest news about Wickenheiser. The Canadian women’s hockey star not only helped Canada score gold at the Sochi Olympics, but she did it with a broken foot, it turns out.

On April 1, the 35-year-old native of Shaunavon, SK. was sporting a walking boot on her left foot at the Hockey Hall of Fame where she was a guest speaker at the second annual Gatorade High Performance Hockey Summit, the CBC reports.

“I knew it was broken at the time [of Olympics], we just found out it was a little more serious break than we thought. It was just managing the pain,” Wickenheiser said.

Of course, I have to re-cap the epic come-from-behind win, of 3-2, in overtime no less! Everyone in the office was on the edge of their seats when the game was on and their cheers still ring in my ears at the mere memory of it.

And if Wickenheiser proves anything, it’s that women can do whatever they put their minds to. Even trucking; because as Rolf Lockwood puts it, trucking needs more women

Wickenheiser will be speaking at the Fleet Managers’ Breakfast at Truck World on Thursday, April 10.

And since we’re speaking of tough and inspiring women, Supporting Women in Freight Transportation (SWIFT), a Canadian initiative by Trucking HR, will hold their first meeting at Truck World on Friday, April 11. 

Oh, and one last thing. If you’re a hockey fan, pass by Castrol’s booth, number 1270, on April 10, where former Maple Leafs’ captain, Wendel Clark will be signing autographs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Need I say more? See you at Truck World. (It runs April 10 to 12 at the International Centre in Toronto.) 

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