Name: Marie-Andrée Lessard
Sport: Beach Volleyball
Hometown: Lasalle, QC
Favorite Sports Memory: Winning Gold at the FIVB Cagliari Challenger in 2004.
How you got involved in your sport: It was the only sport in my High School and I was desperately needed to be active so I joined the team.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: When I saw Sylvie Bernier dive at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Favorite Quote: “Waiting is a state of mind, the usual state of mind. Presence is when you’re no longer waiting for the next moment, believing that the next moment will be more fulfilling than this one.”
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund is a breath of fresh air at the beginning of this Olympic qualification period for the 2012 London Games. It allows me to focus more of my time on preparing to perform at my best as it alleviates a lot of financial pressure. Merci, merci, merci!!
Best Result: 5th place Dubaï Open 2008.
Fun Facts: I’ve recently found my next career as I took part in a reality TV Show that featured athletes doing circus and I’ve been offered a few gigs in circus!