Jay Lyon

Name: Jay LyonJay-Lyon-Headshot
Sport: Archery
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Favorite Sports Memory: Being able to wear the maple leaf at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

How you got involved in your sport: My brother was a bowhunter and I joined him at the range and slowly got into competition.

The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: After a terrific performance at the 2003 Canada Winter Games

CAN Fund Testimonial: As a previous recipient, I know the importance of this funding. The CAN Fund is a little extra boost of support which goes a very long way. I will now likely be able to afford trips down to the USA to train with my coach, which is one of the most important things for me.

Best Result: 2011 Senior World Championships 5th place, shooting a Canadian Record, landmark score of 1350 in ranking and the 2010 Commonwealth Games (Silver Medal).

Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: The sport psychology skills used for relaxation and focus can be applied to any job or any every day task.

Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: I cannot narrow it down to one person, I have had such an incredible support team of family and friends that it wouldn’t be fair to say just one person. All of them have been incredible

Fun Facts: I enjoy hunting, hockey and various other activities.