Join Brampton’s own Mikyla Grant-Mentis in conversation with Jacintha Braithwaite. Mikyla is a top professional hockey player currently playing with the Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation. Jacintha is an actress from Brampton and experienced in ice dancing. Mikyla will discuss her career, goals, diversity in hockey and more! After our discussion grab your skates and meet Mikyla and Jacintha at 4pm at Gage Park. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to meet and skate with one of hockey’s best.
Mikyla Grant-Mentis is known for breaking barriers and making hockey more equitable for women and people from diverse backgrounds.
Grant-Mentis, known as ‘Buckey,’ earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology while becoming the highest-scoring hockey player in the history of Merrimack University. After graduating, she signed with the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL (now named the PHF). In her first week in the league, she was named the league’s Player of the Week.
Jacintha Braithwaite is a Canadian actress and model raised in Brampton, Ontario. She has always had a passion for acting and has involved herself in various school and church plays from a young age. Braithwaite has quickly gained experience on film and TV sets, appearing in Lifetime’s “Salt-N-Pepa,” as well as Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy” and will be returning as Jackie in the second season of “Ginny and Georgia.”
2-3pm: In Conversation at PAMA
4-5pm: Skating at Gage Park