Name: Floris van Son
First Time CAN Fund Recipient
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Sport: Field hockey
Best Result: Silver Pan American Cup
On The National Team Since (Year): 2016
Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
Adam Froese, my roomie and teammate. We have been through similar paths on our road to Rio, our road to the World Cup in India and now Tokyo. We both come from different backgrounds, but there has been so much I have learned from him during all our tours.
Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you. He taught me how to look at things differently, and gave me courage and strength to keep on pursuing my dream even though it was not looking good. I thank him every day and will keep doing that when I make it to the Olympics.
What are your words to live by or your motto?
Teamwork makes the dream work
How did you get involved in your sport?
Learned it from the best at an age of 4 (my dad)
What three items do you take with you on every road trip?
Noise cancelling headphones, my sports watch and a book.
Best advice you have received?
Make sure you feel enjoyment in everything you do, but do not be afraid to work hard for it.