Savannah Burton

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Savannah Burton

Savannah Burton is the first out transgender athlete to compete for Canada internationally in team sports. She was named to the Canadian National team in March 2015. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Career[edit]

Burton became a member of the Canadian acting union ACTRA in 2006 and is best known for her roles on Beauty & the Beast on the CW Network and Killjoys on the Syfy network. In 2017, Savannah was selected to be a member of Me to We Canada Future 50 series.[1][2][3][4]

Athletics[edit]

Savannah is the first out transgender athlete to compete for Canada internationally in team sports. She was named to the Canadian National Dodgeball team in March 2015.[5][6] Savannah also represented Canada at the 2015 World Dodgeball Federation World Championships in Las Vegas, USA finishing in fourth place on the women’s team and again in 2017 as part of team Maple Leaf at the 2017 WDBF World Championships in the prestigious Markham Pan Am Centre in Markham, Ontario, Canada.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the WE are Canada Future 50: Savannah Burton". WE. Archived from the original on 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ "Savannah Burton". IMDb. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Official site of Transgender actress Savannah Burton". Savannah Burton. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  4. ^ "Savannah Burton". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  5. ^ "Toronto transgender woman represents Canada in dodgeball | The Star". thestar.com. 5 July 2015. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  6. ^ "Trans athlete added to Canadian women's dodgeball team". Xtra. 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ Xtra (2017-10-30), This trans dodgeball player shares her experience on the court, retrieved 2019-07-10