KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 – 12:20 pm
“Unlikely, but Possible.”
Describing Heather Moyse in one phrase is a difficult task, as she is so much to so many: multi-sport national athlete, inspirational speaker, ambassador, humanitarian, and above all, champion and leader.
This four-time Olympian along with teammate Kallie Humprhires won Olympic gold medals in bobsledding in 2010 and 2014.
In November 2016 Heather was the first Canadian female and only the second Canadian ever to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Having overcome multiple, career-threatening injuries, Heather uses her personal experience – and professional training as an occupational therapist – to encourage and inspire others to embrace challenges and face adversity head-on, to believe in the possibilities of achieving their dreams, and to step outside of their comfort zones to discover and maximize their potential whether in sport, business, or life.
“We are privileged to have this remarkable Canadian speak at our conference,” said PCMA Chair, Doug Bedard. “Her accomplishments on and off the Olympic podium are an inspiration to us all.”
To further personally embrace these points, Heather summited the highest mountain in Antarctica in January 2016 to raise awareness for PTSD and raise money to help veterans and soon-to-be-retired members of our Canadian Armed Forces successfully transition back to civilian life after finishing their time in the Military.
Heather lives by her personal motto, “Believe in the possibilities”, and inspires people all around the world with her life stories and her life philosophies. From the small PEI town of Summerside to the top of the Olympic podium, Heather has been described as Canada’s best ever all-round female athlete, who has accomplished the unlikely not once, not twice, but multiple times by believing in those very possibilities.
“Having a two-time gold medal winning Olympic athlete as one of our keynote speakers is most fitting given the theme of this year’s conference, namely, setting the pace”, said Georgina Blanas, PCMA Executive Director. “Setting the pace takes discipline, vision and courage, on and off the sporting field”.