CSIO Athlete of the Month

Sport:
Figure Skating
Hometown:
Etobicoke, ON and Oakville, ON
Biography:
Accomplishment:

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the next installment of our Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative highlights selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

This Spotlight goes to Benjamin Mimar and Brooke McIntosh of Skate Canada and Skate Ontario! Here is why they were selected:

“Brooke deserves to be nominated for the CSIO Athlete Spotlight, because she’s just such a hard working person, she works so hard and that pushes me to be a better partner and to work as hard as her.”

“Benjamin deserves to be nominated for CSIO Athlete Spotlight because not only does he work hard but he also knows how to make it fun and enjoyable.”

Gift provided by:
Sport:
Athletics
Hometown:
London, ON
Biography:
Accomplishment:

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the next installment of our Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative highlights selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

This Spotlight goes to Liam Mather from Athletics Ontario and Colorado State Unversity! Here is why he was selected:

“After 2 ½ years of continued injury and having to transfer NCAA institutions, Liam’s been able to thrive at his new school, compete again, and run times like he’s never run before. He’s truly inspiring for it. He’s had countless opportunities to throw in the towel and everyone expected him too but he never gave up.”
- Nominator

“It means a lot to me to be nominated because it shows that all the hard work I’ve put in and the road blocks I’ve encountered and continued to push through doesn’t go unnoticed and is appreciated.”
- Liam Mather

Gift provided by:
Sport:
Softball & Figure Skating
Hometown:
Ontario
Biography:
Accomplishment:

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the next installment of our Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative highlights selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

This Spotlight goes to Erika Polidori from Softball Canada and Iliya Kovler from Skate Ontario! Here is why they were selected:

 

On Erika:

“Erika is one of the most selfless people I know and is always the first person to reach out, or follow up, when something might be off with one of her teammates.  In her (limited) spare time from training she works as a nurse and touches the lives of so many!”
- Nominator

“It’s such an honour to be nominated by a peer for this spotlight series. I love Cool Canuck and am excited to wear more of their gear! Go Canada!”
- Erika Polidori

 

On Iliya:

“[Iliya] has been training very well under the circumstances, and they have a very good attitude everyday during training.”
- Nominator

“I am very excited to be a part of the Athlete spotlight! It means a lot to be nominated by a peer, although we are in an individual sport I am a team player and I want the best for all my peers!”
- Iliya Kovler

Gift Provided By:
Sport:
Para Swimming & Rugby 7s
Hometown:
Ontario
Biography:

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the second installation of our new Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative highlights selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

This Spotlight goes to Tyson MacDonald from Swim Canada, and Pamphinette Buisa from Rugby Canada! Here is why they were selected:

 

“There exceptional courage resilience and positivity through being forced to train from a tiny student apartment whilst being unable to train in a proper facility due to Ontario’s lock down and stay at home order. Through this difficult time Tyson still managed to push himself and continue to inspire everyone around them to be the best version of themselves in and outside of sport!”

 

“She led the Black Lives Matter rally in Victoria, BC, with over 9,000 people live/ online. She is selfless and always giving back to the community. She makes everything around her better and uplifts everyone else around her.”

Accomplishment:
Cool Canuck
Sport:
Athletics & Wheelchair Basketball
Hometown:
Ontario
Biography:

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the new Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative will highlight selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

Our first Spotlight goes to Crystal Emmanuel from Athletics Canada, and Puisand Lai from Wheelchair Basketball Canada! Here is why they were selected:

“Crystal is an amazing athlete, Fastest women in Canada. Very proud of her and how she reached out to the youth and gives them positive feedback and encouragement. Crystal is very involved and always helping out in the community.”

“Puisand “Boots” Lai has only been part of Canada’s wheelchair basketball team since 2018, but in that short time has made a big impact on the team. She is the youngest member of the team but in a lot of ways she carries herself on the court like a seasoned veteran. She’s calm and collected on the court and is always pushing to learn and be better for her teammates. She has a bright future in the sport and at this rate could be one of the best class 1’s in the world. “

 

Accomplishment:
Cool Canuck