Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meet Elisabeth Walker-Young, the face of the Power Walk!

We are thrilled to welcome Elisabeth Walker-Young as the face of The Power Walk for Dress for Success Vancouver!

Elisabeth retired in 2005 as a 13-year member of the Canadian Paralympic Swim Team, having represented Canada at 4 Summer Paralympic Games from Barcelona 1992 through to Athens 2004. Throughout her swimming career, she broke numerous Canadian and World records, won 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze Paralympic Games medals and was team captain for more than half of her career.

More recently, Elisabeth has worked in sport administration including operations for the Vancouver 2010 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In 2010, Elisabeth had the incredible honour of running with the Olympic and Paralympic torches!

Last week, we had the wonderful opportunity to ask Elisabeth some questions about her life, Paralympic career, and community involvement. She also provided us with some handy tips for getting ready for the Power Walk and staying healthy. Check out our interview with Elisabeth here!

Learn more at Elisabeth’s blog or follow her on twitter at elisabethwy (she tweets more than she blogs at the moment).

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