Leya Buchanan

Name: Leya Buchanan 
CAN FUND #150Women Recipient 
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Sport: Athletics 
On the National team since:2013 

How will being a CAN Fund recipient make a difference for you? 
The support from CAN Fund is extra motivation for me on my journey to reach the highest level I can in my sport. The support from this exceptional organization is greatly appreciated and will push me to represent them on the world stage. The financial support will go along way with helping me afford my physical therapy needs so I can remain healthy and ready to compete. 

Why are you proud to represent Canada? 
I am proud to represent Canada because the support, compassion and pride of this county is motivating. I’m proud to be Canadian and be from a country where we have positive values and integrity. 

What’s the best advice you’ve received? 
The best advice I’ve received is to just be in the moment, especially when it comes to training and competition. Instead of thinking too far in the future, about the outcomes or “what if’ scenarios, the best mindset to have while being an athlete is to live in the now. You have to focus on how you can better right now, and what matters right now. 

Instagram: @leyabuchanan