Hi! My name is Brittany. I’m a 2 time-Olympian in cross-country skiing. Racing professionally and inspiring others to achieve their dreams is my full-time job. I am an athlete mentor for Classroom Champions, a MitoCanada Ambassador, and an inspirational speaker for events around my community.
Help me on my pursuit of becoming a World Cup/Olympic medalist for our country and a role model for Canadians of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. As is common in most post-Olympic years, my sport organization has suffered significant financial cuts. This has directly affected me as an athlete.
Here is the basic breakdown of my estimated costs for this year:
Expense Estimated Cost Team Fee $10,000, Skis/Other Equipment $3,000, Equipment Repairs $1000, Cont. Education $1500 , European OPA Trip $5,000, Rybinsk World Cup $5,000, World Cup Spring Tour $5,000, Eastern Canadian Championships $500, Testing $100, Entry Fees $600, $ 1000 Summer Training, Miscellaneous $500. TOTAL 33, 200 Through pursu.it, I hope to raise enough money to cover my expenses for this year.
Goals for 2014-2016: • Canada’s Top Female Distance Skier 2015 World Cups • Win 2014 NorAm Distance Spot • 2015 World Ski Championships, Sweden • Compete in 2014 XTERRA World Championships, Hawaii • OPA Tour Winner Top 15 Canadian World Cup Tour 2016
Come join me on my team! Your donations will not only help an athlete, but also help give the gift of motivation to others.
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When I was little, Cross-country Skiing was a sport I was not remotely interested in. It involved getting dressed up in a stinking hot snowsuit and tromping miserably around the bush. When asked to join the high-school nordic team in grade 9 I asked bluntly, "Why, would I EVER want to do that?” Well, boys change everything☺, and so did that team. The fun I had on my highschool ski team was infectious. I was hooked for life. With a heck of a lot of training (mostly in the form of running) and support from coaches along the way, I was able to produce some of the best International Junior results Canada had ever seen within a very short period of time.
By the age of 19 I had packed my bags and moved out to Canmore, Alberta to join the National Ski Team. Well, as we all know, one cannot have success without some failure. I’ve been through it all. A broken leg, 3 different surgeries, health issues, and some major mental speed-bumps, BUT it all comes with the amazing little package called “LIFE…. IS AWESOME.” What have I learned? You get over it. Time heals everything, and passion and dedication will make dreams come true.
I achieved my dream of making both the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Team. After a full year and a half off of sport I qualified for the 2013 World Championship Team, won a total of 6 gold medals on the NorAm Race series, and was Canada’s top female distance skier at both the 2014 Olympics and 2013 Canadian World Cup.