Here are all the helpful links I used to assist me with my eminent person project! They all provided my with sufficient amounts of information that came from reliable sources! 🙂
https://www.hayleywickenheiser.com : this site was the most helpful as it contains a lot of visual aspects such as videos that really helped me understand the life of Wickenheiser 🙂
https://twitter.com/wick_22 :Hayley Wickenheiser’s verified twitter account
Last year, I found it was very easy to get an interview, this year… not so much!! I originally sent out quite a few emails and messages to people who work with Hayley through marketing, social events, and emailed just a general questions email they have on her official website. I also tried to contact Hayley’s mom through Facebook messages, but since I’m not her “friend” on Facebook, she didn’t even open my message. Unfortunately I didn’t get any responses from any of the other people I contacted either. I’m not going to go into to much detail about what I sent them and what their names are, because I ended up getting an interview in the end. The night before eminent I was thinking about all the hard work I put into looking for an interview and I didn’t want that to go to waste. I was sitting on my couch watching the television while eating some chips with my favourite chip dip and scrolling through my twitter feed all at the same time! (so much multitasking) I came across a tweet from Wickenheiser about how all the teams attending Wickfest (a female hockey tournament held by Hayley Wickenheiser) and I thought I might as well send out a tweet (just one) and hope for a response. I waited a solid three hours and then heard the notification sound on my phone. I thought it was a text message (because ya know, so popular) but it was a twitter notification saying that Wickenheiser would be willing to answer a few questions from me if I emailed her! I was so excited!
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I just searched twitter on my computer and it took me straight to this twitter account I made on November 10th just so I could tweet Hayley Wickenheiser. I forgot all about that account and it turns out that she responded to me that same day. I really could’ve gotten my interview way before eminent, but now I’m getting it after. Well, it’s better than no interview! But honestly I can’t believe I forgot about making that account and sending out that tweet.
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I emailed her right away, but now just have to wait a few days for a response as she was busy wrapping up her tournament!
I will add pictures of the interview once I get a response (which should be within this week)!
Its been quite a while and I haven’t gotten a response on my questions yet, but I was told within the next month I would! 🙂 Keeping my fingers crossed!