Name: Mary Benson
Sport: Cross Country Skiing (Paralympic)
Hometown: White Rock, BC
Favorite Sport Memory:
Making Team Manitoba for Field Hockey
Failing to plan is planning to fail
CAN Fund Testimonial:
Without the support of CAN Fund I would not have been able to attend training camps this past summer in New Zealand or go to World Cups this winter in Europe. I was able to post my best results in Germany because of the support of CAN Fund.
14th place 2010 Paralympics, 5k Classic, Standing
February 2010 Oberried Germany World Cup Sprint Semi Finals 8th Place
I make friends with everyone! Language is not a barrier, I have conversations with people from Belarus, Ukraine, Japan, Poland, Russia does not matter, we figure it out! Smiling is a Universal Language, laughing is universal, I have created my own “sign language” it is called “Canadian Friendly.” When I had my driver’s licence taken away after my brain injury, it was very traumatic for me. So, I wanted my partner and I to buy a house with a yard big enough for a “John Deere” ride on mower. It didn’t happen so I have a couple miniature JD tractors for now.