Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Haley Daniels has been paddling her whole life and there is no doubt canoeing is in her DNA. Since her first canoe trips while still in diapers, Haley has enjoyed the adventure and exhilaration of river paddling. Haley began paddling in open canoes, then transitioned into white water slalom kayaking, and onto canoeing...

For the past 5 years, Haley has been with Canoe Kayak Canada as a senior National Team member in Whitewater Slalom Canoeing, where she is currently ranked 1st in Canada. Haley has the heart and determination to go right to the top of her sport. At 23, she is one of Canada’s top paddlers. She has had the opportunity to travel the world for competitions with some of her achievements being 1st at the Canadian National Team trials and Canadian National Championships, 2nd at the Pan American championships in Brazil, and 8th at the u23 World Championships in the United States of America. Haley is a student at Mount Royal University with a major in marketing and a minor in sociology. She hopes to work in the field of marketing specifically in sponsorship, corporate social responsibility, and social media. Overcoming adversity has been Haley's strength where she has had to conquer major psychological and physical barriers. Her involvement in sport has shown her determination and motivation to move forward and work toward her goals of representing Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the Olympics.

Languages spoken: English

Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta

Current city: Calgary, Alberta

Sport: White Water Slalom Canoeing

Favourite Food: Vegetables

Favourite Colour: Gold

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Placing 2nd at Pan American Championships in Foz Du Iguassu, Brazil, 2012.

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
Promoting a better future for youth in Canada.

What's your favourite quote or statement?
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. -Artistotle

Who was your role model when you were young?
My Dad

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