Sharon and Shirley Firth • Chiefs and Champions

Sharon and Shirley Firth • Chiefs and Champions

Release date:

2007

Running time:

24 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of the Chiefs and Champions series

Raised in the Northwest Territories and members of the Gwich'in Nation, twin sisters Sharon and Shirley Firth were introduced to cross-country skiing at the age of 14. Their tenacity and perseverance resulted in 80 medals at Canada's national championships, including 48 gold,, 25 silver and seven bronzes. They were the first women to represent Canada and compete at a Nordic World Championship, a World Junior Championship and at the Olympic Winter Games. Today they share their inspirational sotry with youth, encouraging them to develop a healthy and active lifestyle.

Titles included in this series:

Chief Roger Adolph
Ross Powless
Alwyn Morris
Waneek Horn-Miller
Fred Sasakamoose
Tom Longboat
Darren Zack
Billy Two Rivers
Angela Chalmers
Richard Peter
Gino Odjick

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