Gabrielle Smith

What does being part of CAN Fund mean to you?
It is a serious game changer to know that I have the backing and support of women across Canada. I feel inspired during hard times to keep moving forwards, and I feel bolstered during good times to reach for more!

Favourite Quote or Words to Live By:
You are your only limit. 

What is the best advice you ever received?
Work hard and trust yourself. 

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
It’s not only ‘okay’ to fail, but rather it is imperative that you fail. The biggest learnings come out of failures and if you are too scared to find your limits in training, you certainly will not find them on the race course!  

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
Anytime I wear the maple leaf as an athlete makes me immensely proud. Canadian people are known for being respectful, polite, and tolerant. I try to represent these values on and off the water!