Name: Megan Farrell
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Sport: Alpine Snowboarding
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON
On The National Team Since (Year): 2009-2012, 2015-current
How did you get involved in your sport?
I grew up in a ski/snowboard family. As the youngest of three, I strapped on skies the first chance I could. I started snowboarding at the age of 4 to keep up with my older siblings who were all on our club snowboard race team and I haven’t looked back!
What are your words to live by or your motto?
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act… But a habit.
What advice would you give to youth about following their dreams?
Find your “Why”. The life of a professional athlete has extreme highs and lows. To have the perseverance and tenacity to reach the top, you need to be ready and willing to fail. To accept failure, you need your “why”, which will pick you up and lead you towards your goal.
How does being a CAN Fund #150Women recipient make a difference for you?
This year, more than ever, I am relying heavily on the financial and emotional support from my family and sponsors. Our team is based in Europe for the snowboard season, which means 6 months of extra accommodation, food, and endless COVID tests, all of which we pay for ourselves. CAN Fund has helped me keep up with the extra costs of living in Europe for half a year while also connecting me with athletes and the #150Women network who offer advise and support.