Isolda Penney

Name: Isolda Penney
Kingston, ON

Favorite Sports Memory: Rowing the double with Lisa Eyles.

Favorite Quote: “Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.” – Henry Miller

CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund’s support will relieve my family of considerable financial strain and will allow me to continue to train towards the Olympics. As an athlete I am willing to make many sacrifices to reach my goals. As a mom it is difficult to know that those sacrifices are ones I do not make alone; my family makes them with me. It is not possible for me to be a really good mom, a world class athlete, and hold a job in order to support my children and fund my rowing; there are not enough hours in the day. With CAN Fund I can be with those I love and do what I love most with an intensity and focus that would not be possible otherwise. I am so thankful to receive the support of CAN Fund and the good faith in my dreams and goals that that support represents! CAN Fund makes Olympic dreams reality!

Best Result: 
Two time National Champion Women’s single