Sarah grew up on the tundra and boreal forests near communities in Canada’s northwest territories. She raced for the Canadian national cross country ski team in 2008-2009 and has competed at the 2007 Nordic World Championships. As a member of the esteem team role model program, she encourages youth to pursue a healthy lifestyle and follow their dreams...

She is now 28 years old, and following her own dream of representing Canada at the 2011 Nordic world championships. She is also an ambassador for a non-for-profit organization called, “fast and female”, which seeks to empower girls through sport.

Languages spoken: English

Birthplace: Fort Smith, NWT

Current city: Victoria, BC

Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Favourite Food: Tacos

Favourite Colour: Turquoise

What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
19th place in first World Cup Competition, January 2008.

What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
Earned BA with distinction in International Relations from University of Calgary, November 2005.

What's your favourite quote or statement?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

- Margaret Mead, American Anthropologist

Who was your role model when you were young?
Sharon and Shirley Firth, 4x Olympian Cross Country Skiers from the Northwest Territories.

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