Canmore, Alberta (January 22, 2013) – On Sunday January 20, 2013, 40 girls joined 6 ambassadors and 5 volunteers for World Snow Day – the world-wide movement intended to celebrate a common passion for sport and snow – at the Canmore Nordic Centre.
This year, the girls were joined by ambassadors Rebecca Reid, Catherine Vipond, Kim McMurtry, Rhonda Jewett Sarah Robinson and led by Olympic medallist and Canmore local, Sara Renner.
Highlights of the day included individual technique video analysis for each girl during an afternoon of skiing in the sunny Rockies as well as a dancing portion where the girls could bust a move, and an inspirational speech from Renner. She kept the room riveted as she spoke about visualization and never giving up on your dreams.
“When I was a young girl, I would close my eyes and see myself on the podium at the Olympics,” said Renner. “It’s so important to have those big goals and to not be afraid to dare to achieve them. Normal people can achieve extraordinary things if you put your heart into it.”