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Jayna Hefford

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

A Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of Canada’s successful National Women’s Hockey Team, Jayna Hefford has clearly established herself as one of Canada’s top female hockey players. At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Jayna scored the winning goal to beat the U.S. and win the Gold medal for Canada. Jayna also played a key role on the Gold medal team at the 2006 Olympic Games in Italy, the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Story of a Champion
Jayna Hefford delivers National pride! Her story is an inspiration! Jayna will take her audience on a journey of achieving personal excellence and the lessons learned through her experiences at four Olympic Games. She will focus on the importance of preparation, the keys to building a successful team and how to enjoy the moment. Jayna will share the strategies that she applied to her sport, and how they can be applied universally.  She knows what it takes to achieve goals, and understands the process of turning trials into triumphs.  It is only with characteristics like determination, a winning attitude, commitment, and teamwork that you can achieve your potential. Jayna makes you proud to be Canadian!

  • She is extremely well organized and articulate and delivers her message with passion... Her commitment to excellence, dedication to her sport made me proud to be a Canadian and literally brought a tear of pride to my eye. I would recommend her as a speaker to any organization that is looking at delivering a message of determination, commitment to excellence and National pride!

    - Partner, Mowbray Wright Financial, Investment Planning Counsel
  • Jayna was a big hit...A well-delivered set of remarks and she hit on themes that were a great fit with our conference.

    - VP, Communications & Stakeholder Relations Electrical Safety Authority
  • Jayna is able to engage, captivate and motivate audiences with her quiet confidence obtained from being a long term member and leader of Canada's hockey team.

    - Deloitte

Summary Profile

A Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and member of Canada’s successful National Women’s Hockey Team, Jayna Hefford has clearly established herself as one of Canada’s top female hockey players. At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Jayna scored the winning goal to beat the U.S. and win the Gold medal for Canada. Jayna also played a key role on the Gold medal team at the 2006 Olympic Games in Italy and the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Jayna is a Six-Time World Champion and was named Top Forward at the 2004 World championships. She also played an integral part in Team Canada’s win at the 2000 World Championships, where she scored two crucial goals in the final game to tie the score and force it into overtime.

Jayna continues to be a true team player and has the ability to perform under pressure. In a Three Nations Cup game, after three periods of play and a ten-minute overtime, Canada and the United States were forced into a shootout. Jayna scored the game-winning goal to lead her team to the Championship.

Jayna is one of only two players in Canadian Women’s Hockey history to play over 200  international games and one of only three players to score over 100 international goals.

Jayna has a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto. She runs an annual fundraising charity golf event for the Kingston Cancer Centre in memory of her father. She enjoys golf, cooking and owns a successful female hockey school in Kingston.

Along with her teammates, Jayna fought back in the Sochi 2014 women’s hockey finals against arch-rivals the USA to capture gold,  the fourth such medal in her Olympic Career.

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