Farah Walker has a dream to inspire more women to get on the ice.

For her, there’s something about working with a team and pushing herself to the limit both physically and mentally that is exhilarating.

“I think there is still a lot of stigma out there around girls playing hockey, and sometimes rightfully so. But this sport has made me create lifelong bonds that I will cherish for my entire life. We are all growing together and supporting each other, and I think that is something more women need,” says Walker.

In 2023, Walker is headed to Colgate University in Hamilton N.Y. to play for the NCAA divisional team. It’s one of the top programs in the world for her age group.

She has her sights on one day playing for the Canada Women’s National Ice Hockey Team at the Olympics and other world championships.

Father and nominator Brent Walker says Farah has demonstrated exceptional talent as a hockey player representing her province with Team Alberta and a member of world champion Team Canada Women’s U18 team.

“She always puts others first before herself … She is an honour student in grade 12 and is recognized as a leader in school and on her athletic teams.”