A major philosophy of the Cubs Dance team is the support and empower women within our community and within our team. As an all female group, we see the potential of women to be successful leaders, intellectuals, and innovators in the community,
Read below how Cubs Dancers Pola and Maggie are making a positive difference for women in our community.
Pola - Raising Money for Breast Cancer Research through Dance:
Pola is a Public Relations Major at MRU, active member of the Cubs Dance team and an employee of RFX - an all female staffed company working towards women empowerment. Pola and her team at RFX just participated in a dance competition called "Dance of Thrown's" that raised money for breast cancer research. Her teams participation in this event shows her dedication to women supporting women through dance.
"Being part of an all female team gives me courage and faith in my own potential. Being surrounded by such strong, powerful and graceful individuals helps me be brave in my own decisions and gives me the ability to find my own path in life." - Pola, on why she enjoys being part of an all female team.
Between her involvement in RFX and the Cubs, Pola exemplifies the teams philosophies of what it means to be a female leader in the community.
(Pola and her RFX team at "Dance of Thrown's")
Maggie - Research Assistance helping Women Affected by Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse:
Maggie is a Criminal Justice Major at MRU, president of the Cubs Dance Team, and a research assistance under the department of Justice, Policy Study and Economics. Maggie is currently working on research to assist the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter to develop an increased system of assistance for women affected by domestic violence that also combats substance abuse issues. Her assistance in this research will allow more women that have been victimized by violence and substance abuse to gain the increased help that they require within the Calgary area.
"Being involved in this research is a really cool way of assisting other women in the community! The study is an environmental scan of models of assistance for Canadian women's shelters and the services they provide for women affected by domestic violence. Adding a secondary level for substance abuse will be a game changer in the number and level of help women will be able to receive!" - Maggie, on what her research is about.
Be sure to check out Maggie's work on Main Street during Research Days this upcoming spring.
"As the president of the Cubs Dance Team, I get a really unique opportunity to be involved with some amazing people in our community! The team has an all female coaching and executive team as well as an all female dance group - although we would love to see some guys come and try out! The opportunity to see women in this community grow and inspire themselves and others is an amazing learning experience for myself - the women involved in this team are truly inspirational!" - Maggie, on why she enjoys her involvement as president for the Cubs Dance Team.
Involved in the community by supporting women? Comment below how you engage in #InternationalWomensDay !