Name: Melanie McCann
CAN Fund Recipient Since: 2010
Sport: Modern Pentathlon
11th at the 2012 Olympic Games
4x National Champion
Hometown: Mount Carmel, ON
Nickname: Mel, Smell, Melvin
Horoscope Sign: Libra
On The National Team Since: 2008
How does being a CAN Fund Recipient make a difference for you?
CAN Fund allows me to pursue my Rio 2016 Olympic Dream!
What is the best part about representing Canada?
I am so proud of my country and community, so getting to wear the maple leaf around the world is such an honour.
What does sport mean to you?
Sport is a way to push yourself to the limits, test your character and explore yourself and world.
What is a healthy snack you eat before or after training sessions?
I love Greek yogurt and fresh berries
What is in your refrigerator right now?
Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and of course some chocolate milk!
What do you value most in your friends?
Their company, shared passions, understanding and ability to make me laugh! Laughter is always the best medicine.
What advice would you give to young kids or teenagers about following their dreams?
Share your dream with those around you to keep you honest and push you on the hard days.
What is your favourite thing about being on the road with your teammates?
Exploring foreign cities and always locating a good ice cream spot.
What three items do you take with you on every road trip?
A good book, my iPhone and journal
What are your hobbies?
I like to eat, cook, watch movies, hang out with friends and travel
What is your favourite quote?
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett
What is your favourite sports team?
Canadian Olympic Team
What is your favourite tv series?
Nashville and Pretty Little Liars
What is your favourite song or band/musician?