Michelle Kelly

Name: Michelle Kellyewan-headshot
Sport: Skeleton
Hometown: Grande Prairie, AB
Nickname: Mush

Favorite Sport Memory:

  • Winning bronze at the 2005 Calgary, World Championships, in honour of my stepfather, 2 months after his passing, in front of my family on Alberta’s Family Day.
  • Standing on the top step of the podium for the first time and hearing “Oh Canada”…I was never so proud to be Canadian!

Favorite Quote:
There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart….PURSUE THOSE!

CAN Fund Testimonial:
As an amateur athlete in Canada, I know first hand that no one makes it to the top without a lot of help along the way…from family, friends, community and organizations such as CAN Fund. It is a privilege to be a part of an organization like CAN Fund, whose main focus is to help give back to the athletic community, and try to make a difference in the lives of so many talented athletes by helping them achieve their goals and aspirations. CAN Fund helps to relieve a lot of monetary stress in the lives of Canadian athletes so that when they hit the starting line they can focus all their energies on representing Canada/themselves/their sport to the best of their ability.

Best Result:
World Champion/Overall World Cup Champion

Fun Facts:
I worked in heavy construction for 4 summers driving heavy machinery. I trained with the famous “Hart” wrestling family out of Calgary, and briefly considered a career in entertainment wrestling…I have even been in the ring. I can still do flips, courtesy of my 13 year career as a gymnast.