Ashley Pryke

What does being part of CAN Fund mean to you?
Being part of CAN Fund means the opportunity to help athletes, just like myself, achieve their dreams. To be a part of a team changing people’s lives and helping them put their best foot forward everyday. 

Favourite Quote or Words to Live By:
“Stay healthy, have fun with it, and embrace all the moments. Because anything can happen.” -Simone Biles 

What is the best advice you ever received?
The best advice I have ever received is to bet on yourself. These few words are a constant reminder that regardless of the situation you always need to be there for yourself. That even if the odds are stacked against you and no one believes in you, if you believe in yourself and commit everything you have to success anything can be achieved. 

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
The biggest lesson I have learned in life is that gratitude is the most important feeling you can have. Everything in this life can be taken away so quickly, so for me learning to appreciate what I have and making the best of any situation has been vital to getting me to where I am today. I think it is so important to value what you have even if you are striving for more. By appreciating everyday things not only do you see the goodness in every aspect of life, but it keeps you humbled and thankful.  

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
I am proud to be a Canadian because everyday I wake up I have the ability to live freely as the person I want to be without fear or judgement.