Janine Hanson

Name: Janine Hansonjanine-hanson-
Sport: Rowing
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Favorite Sports Memory:
My favourite sports memory would be having the Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver/Whistler in 2010. It lit a fire for Canadians everywhere. It was so great to see such pride for our country. I was very fortunate to have been able to attend the Games and stay with friends while there. It reminded me that there is so much more to sport than my own racing, but that it touches people, strengthens people, joins cultures and languages all in to one. It was so uplifting to see Alex Bilodeau win Canada’s first Gold on home soil and so many hard fought races/games that made Canadians proud!

Favorite Quote:
What can I do NOW to make this great?

CAN Fund Testimonial:
I am so grateful to be a CAN Fund recipient! The Fund allows athletes to focus on training and helps to relieve the financial stress. As Canadian Athletes, we are not only competing in our sport to be the best in the world, but we are role models, inspirations, and leaders for our country. Thank You CAN Fund for believing in us!!

Best Result:
8th at the Beijing Olympics in the Women’s Quad

Fun Facts:
I am a die hard fan of Winnipeg! I am passionate about learning about Autism and working with kids living with Autism. I often have song lyrics in my head that relates to a situation. I love Ice Cream.