Meaghan Simister

Name: Meaghan Simisterheadshot-2007-2008
Sport: Luge
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Nickname: Megs

Favorite Sport Memory:
My first trip to Europe to compete on the Junior World Cup circuit. I left home on my 14th birthday. Also, walking into the opening ceremonies in 2006 in Torino. It was one of the most moving and exciting experiences of my life.

Favorite Quote:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
My mom bought me a bracelet with that quote on it while I was trying to qualify for my first Olympics.

CAN Fund Testimonial:
I believe that the Canadian Athletes Now Fund is a leader in athlete funding. It is an organization which leaves no elite amateur athlete forgotten. As a luge athlete, I must travel to Europe during the fall and winter months, which leaves traditional employment virtually impossible.Due to the funds raised by the CAN Fund, I am fully equipped, and am ready to focus, train, and competeat the highest level. Thank you SO MUCH!

Best Results:
25th place 2010 Olympics
9th place- 2008 World Championships Oberhof, Germany

Fun Facts:
My boyfriend is former 2X Olympian for luge Grant Albrecht. I attended the National Sports School for High School. I enjoy hiking, road biking, and a little tennis. This past summer I took Learn to Row lessons, which I loved. I am a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan. I attend the University of Calgary part-time, and love political science and current events. I enjoy going to movies, and one of my favorite TV shows is Oprah, and I love pop culture and celeb gossip!