Name: Jackson Payne
Sport: Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning 2011 National Championships
How you got involved in your sport: My older sister did gymnastics when I was really young and I used to play on the mats when my mom went to pick her up, and one day a coach asked my mom to put me in a class and it went on from there.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: The first time I went to a National Championships (2001)
Favorite Quote: “Anything is Possible”
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund is a great organization that has helped a lot of athletes, including myself! I am thankful that CAN Fund exists and is supporting Canadian athletes in such a large capacity.
Best Result: 2011 National Champion, and 3rd on High Bar at a World Cup in Croatia and Montreal.
Fun Facts: I really like to golf, and play sports and do fun activities with my family.