Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski

Think of someone who has impacted your life. Share 3 words on who they are to you!
My sister, Sofia. Three words on who she is to me would be supportive, encouraging, and funny.

Share 3 words to describe what BE EPIC is to you!
BE EPIC to me means being yourself, uplifting others, and being audacious.

What is your favourite quote or words to live by?
There is no failure in trying. The only failure is not even taking the chance to try. -Anonymous

What is the best advice you have ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever received is to have fun and to dream big. I’ve always dared to dream big and some of my wildest dreams have come true. But they really only come true when I have fun and enjoy the process.

Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
I’ve learned is to ask for help and to use your support system. I would not be where I am today without the help of others and being able to share my successes and downfalls with my support system has been so rewarding.

Why are you proud to be Canadian?
I am proud to be Canadian because of how we are perceived on the international stage. We are known to be fierce competitors and yet friendly and open. Our reputation is something that I am extremely proud of.

Photo credit: Kevin Light/Rowing Canada.