Name: Balraj Panesar
CAN Fund Recipient
Hometown: Surrey ,BC
Sport: Field Hockey
On The National Team Since (Year): 2017
Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
Both of my parents have been there since day one, I cannot pick one of them so my answer is both of them. They have been fully supportive in anything I need in order to be able to succeed.
Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you.
Best advice you have received?
Always have fun doing what you do. You don’t have to enjoy every little moment, but in the bigger picture, make sure it’s something you will enjoy experiencing.
How did you get involved in your sport?
My father played growing up and continued to play once he immigrated to Canada. I originally took up the sport as something to keep me busy in the spring/summer, with ice hockey being my favourite sport growing up. Once I reached high school, things began to switch and field hockey became my #1 sport.
What is your favourite movie?
Any Batman movie!
What is the best part about representing Canada?
The best part about representing Canada is knowing that not only do we represent ourselves and our team, we also represent all of the amazing people that support us (in many different ways). Anytime I put the jersey on, I always think about how I am representing the best country in the world and the best people in the world, especially those who support us.