Tag: olympic athletes


Stephanie Labbe: You Play Like a Girl? Good For You. #ThankYouMom

“At least I’ll be playing hockey with the kind of girls who play hockey.”, so said my daughter a few years ago, when she reluctantly made the move from being the only girl on a boys’ house league hockey team, to a girls’ rep team. The awkwardness of changing in the referees’ room and not really feeling like she was a part of the team,...

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Pamela & Jennifer - half of the dynamic team heading to Rio. #ThankYouMom

Featured Image: Pamela Ware & Jennifer Abel – half of Canada’s dynamic diving team heading to Rio.   One of the biggest commitments and complaints you’ll hear from the parents of competitive athletes in training is the constant driving. Driving to practice, to competitions, all of it made a little bit easier when you can count on a car pooling community. Your “village” of drivers is...

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“Father’s Day” Is Every Day On A Journey To The Olympics #ThankYouMom

If there’s one thing we know about babies, it’s that as soon as you establish a routine with them, they break it. As parents, we adjust, move on, and establish new routines we know will also slide into oblivion. But when your work is training for the most prestigious and important sporting event in the world, that may be easier said than done. Canadian Olympic...

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