Linda Blade is a former track and field champion, professional track and field coach, and President of Alberta Athletics.
Dr. Linda Blade has worked for 25 years as “Sport Performance Professional” coach in Edmonton teaching fundamental movement skills to athletes in over 15 sports (beginner to elite). Since 2014, Linda has served as President of the Board for Athletics Alberta, where she has a duty to contend with proposals to insert gender ideology into Canadian sport policy. Linda’s entire life has been about sports: playing street soccer as a small child and then becoming Bolivian champion in Track & Field at age 15 yrs; securing a NCAA Title IX scholarship and winning “All American” honours while at University of Maryland; later becoming Canadian Champion and competing internationally with Team Canada in heptathlon; and obtaining a PhD in Kinesiology with a specialty in studying physical anthropology and sexual dimorphism in growing children. Listeners will find that Dr. Blade is an informed and passionate advocate for women’s sports.