Marissa Janssens

Name: Marissa Janssensmarissa-janssens
Sport: Waterpolo
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Nickname: MJ

Favorite Sports Memory:
Winning the Silver Medal at Worlds 2009 in Rome, Italy.

Favorite Quote:
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
– Earl Nightingale

CAN Fund Testimonial:
I cannot begin to thank CAN Fund and all who have contributed financially and/or volunteering their personal time. The saying, “You need to walk a mile in another man’s shoes….” has very true meaning. I could never have imagined growing up and watching athletes representing Canada at national and international competitions, the amount of dedication and personal sacrifices they needed to make! Organizations like CAN Fund reduce the anxiety associated with choices all elite athletes encounter in balancing their training needs Vs how to secure or maximize the financial resources necessary to be successful.

Best Result:
2nd at the 2009 World Championships

Fun Facts:
I am a ‘closet’ thrill seeker. Just last year I went skydiving. I still have on my list to bungee jump. That said, you are just a likely to find me curled up on the couch watching my favourite movie, The Notebook.