Matthew Buie

Name: Matthew Buie1
CAN Fund recipient since 2015/2016
Hometown: Duntroon, ON
Sport: Rowing                  
Best Result:   3rd World Cup, 1st National Championships
On The National Team Since (Year):  2013

How many hours do you workout/train/compete on average each day and how many days per week?  
2-3 workouts a day.  Translates into 5-7 hours a day of training 6 days a week.

When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada? 
I have always wanted to represent Canada in someway or another.  I joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in 2007.  I start rowing at the same time and when I realized that I could represent Canada in another way I took the opportunity.

What is your favourite quote?
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts – Winston Churchill

Favourite World Cup location?
My favourite place I have raced at is Lucerne, Switzerland.  Most places I go, we are out in the country because that is where at 2000m body of water is found but Lucerne the race course is right in the city.

 What are your hobbies?
Golfing, Tennis

Instagram:  @mattbuie2020