Tag: raising an athlete


Moms Dive Deep to Support Their Olympic Daughters #ThankYouMom

The first time I met Margarida Benfeito and Helene Filion, I was sitting in front of them as their daughters Meaghan and Roseline, half of Canada’s “Fab IV” diving team, prepared to dive in the finals for the 10m platform event. They would end up winning a bronze medal, and earning the love and respect of Canada; something they had from the start from their...

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Olympian Jen Kish Plays Rugby Like a Girl (And You Should Too) #ThankYouMom

“I’m wearing a bronze medal around my neck, but I feel like I’ve won gold.” Jen Kish looks tough. And she is tough. Tough on herself to perform at the highest level of athletics, and more importantly, to provide a positive role model for female athletes anywhere. As the captain of the Canadian Women’s 7 Rugby Team, she is well poised to do just that....

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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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