Photos of an ice hockey match played by young girls in Hunza’s Altit went viral on Twitter and the thing that caught most people’s attention was Canadian High Commissioner in Islamabad Wendy Gilmour refereeing the match. The pictures have got a lot of praise for the Canadian diplomat for encouraging winter sports in Pakistan and advocating for female athletes.
Pamir Times, a community news portal of Gilgit and the surrounding mountain areas, shared pictures of the ice hockey match on Twitter, making note of the high commissioner refereeing the match.
Gilmour was quick to re-share it, calling it “an amazing match”. She congratulated Altit’s Sports Club And Rising Federation for organising the fourth Winterlude festival. Addressing the young players from Hunza and Chitral she said “my colleagues and I had a blast!”