Name: Mandy Bujold
CAN Fund Recipient Since: 2010
2015 and 2011 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist
2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist
5th at World Championships
Hometown: Kitchener, ON
Horoscope Sign: Leo
On The National Team Since: 2006
How does being a CAN Fund Recipient make a difference for you?
CAN Fund gives me the opportunity to focus on training and less on doing fundraising. Receiving CAN Fund came at a perfect time when I had to make some changes in my training and move to Toronto. In doing so, all of my expenses went up drastically but having CAN Fund took away some of that stress and allowed me to focus on what I was here to do.
How did you get involved in your sport?
I got involved in boxing when I moved to Kitchener and found out about their rich boxing history. My brother joined a local gym and then I followed in his footsteps.
What is the best part about representing Canada?
Hearing your national anthem play at a medal ceremony.
What is your proudest moment?
Making history at the Pan American Games in 2011.
What is a healthy snack you eat before or after training sessions?
I like to have greek yogurt with blueberries and nuts.
What is your pre-game meal?
I usually have oatmeal and a banana before competitions.
What is in your refrigerator right now?
Almond milk, veggies, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, blueberries, raspberries, lettuce, apples, oranges and condiments
What is the greatest advice a coach has ever given you?
Focus on process and not on outcome
What advice would you give to young kids or teenagers about following their dreams?
Set a goal for yourself, make it realistic to what it is you want to achieve and then make a plan on how you’re going to get there. Think about one thing you can do every day to get you closer to your dream.
What are you favourite places in the world you have visited?
Barbados, South Korea and Russia
What three items do you take with you on every road trip?
Chap Stick, Dental Floss and Elastics
Describe your typical day. Day in the life of…
Eat, Train, Sleep, Repeat x3
What is the most played song on your ipod?
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
What is your favourite quote?
“If you can see it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can perform it. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.”
What is your favourite movie?
What is your favourite tv series?
The Mindy Project