Dylan Bennett

What does being part of CAN Fund mean to you?
As a high performance taekwondo athlete myself, it is an incredible privilege to be part of CAN Fund as it allows me to share and relate to some of Canada’s top athletes and Olympic prospects. Also, knowing first hand how difficult elite competition can be without the proper funding, equipment, and staff, I am excited to be part of a non-profit organization that is able to deliver to promising athletes. 

Favourite Quote or Words to Live By:
Keeping on, keeping on

What is the best advice you ever received?
You can succeed at your dreams with a little hard work and determination and don’t take the people around you for granted. 

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
My maternal grandfather is my biggest hero, and his unwavering perseverance has been a source of immense pride and inspiration for me. His indomitable spirit and confident approach to new or challenging things in life has been the biggest lesson that I have taken away and that has gotten me to where I am today. 

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
I am proud to be Canadian because of our beautiful landscape and willingness to become a more accepting society.