I live in beautiful British Columbia and at the age of seventeen I’m lucky enough to have found my passion.
My passion is people. Though most Canadian stereotypes are farfetched… I believe it’s true that Canadians are some of the friendliest. And none more friendly than Special Olympics Athletes. I have had the opportunity to coach with the Special Olympics X-C ski team in my community for the past four years. These athletes have changed the way I look at the world, and the way I look at others. I have learned that success can be small. It can be finishing a race with a smile on your face, or even just giving it your best try at practice. Success is cheering as loud as you can. Success is making new friends.
I consider myself so blessed to live in a country that not only accepts differences, but celebrates them! Now that’s success. That is #MyCanada.
Just another fun fact about Special Olympics.. Team BC swept the podium at Nations this year in Cornerbrook, Newfoundland. Two of the athletes from the team in my community qualified and will be competing at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria. And I happen to have the opportunity to cheer them on as a spectator. (Woohoo!)