Brittany is the first para athlete to race in the able-bodied relay at the Canada Games!
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on an acreage. I moved to Canmore in 2015 to pursue cross-country skiing to a higher level. I enrolled in university at the University of Regina for a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I love to live an active lifestyle and enjoy travelling and the great outdoors.
What was your most memorable Canada Games experience?
Racing in the able-bodied relay race and earning 3 out of 6 gold medals for Team Saskatchewan. Also being the flag bearer for the closing ceremonies.
What inspires you? Who's your hero? What's your favourite quote?
For me sport is all about becoming the best that I can be. I strive and enjoy seeing my own personal growth. The idea of unlocking my full potential keeps me motivated and determined.
My hero would be Terry Fox because he demonstrates tremendous courage and determination. One of my favorite quotes is from an old African proverb that goes "if there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm". I think if people believe in themselves, then they are well on their way to achieving their goals.
What role has sport played in your life since the Canada Games?
Sport has become my number one priority and career. It has helped me grow as an athlete but also as a person. Pursuing sport has helped me to learn the process of setting goals and then working toward achieving those goals.
What advice do you have for athletes who will participate in the 2017 Canada Summer Games?
Come up with a routine or plan surrounding how you want to perform and go with it. Be true to yourself and do what you know works for you on your competition day in order to be the best that you can be. Stay positive and always do your best!
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