Team KidSport

Cassie Hawrysh

Cassie Hawrysh is a former Professional Skeleton Racer with the Canadian National Team. Through her 8 years of racing head first, Cassie celebrated highlights that include:

  • Winning on both Calgary and Whistler tracks to take the Canadian National Championship title in 2013/14.

  • Two World Cup medals and a 2012/13 World Cup ranking of 8th overall.

  • Being named the Canadian Alternate Sled in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Cassie’s elite athletic background, in a variety of sports (volleyball, track and field, and skeleton) played a vital role on her path in life. Motivational speaking, hosting, writing, public ... Read More

Alex Kopacz

Alex Kopacz, born in London, Ontario, is a 2018 Olympic Champion in 2 man Bobsleigh. He started the sport of bobsleigh at the age of 23. At the time, he was completing his education at Western University, in Mechanical Engineering with a concurrent degree in Physics and being a thrower on the Western Mustangs track team. Back then, Alex was 280lbs and easily the strongest man on campus. However what he didn't know, was just how fast he was. On a bit of a dare and curiosity, Alex participated in the 60m race of Western’s yearly inner track team meet. To everyone's surprise, Alex made it to the final 8 and had a personal best ... Read More

Natalie Stoberman

Natalie Stoberman is a multi-platform journalist who covers news and sports. She's currently a video journalist and producer for YourTV covering Halton Region and has also spent time with CBC Sports, Sportsnet, TSN and NBA TV Canada covering events like the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2015 Pan Am Games, Rogers Cup, and teams like the Toronto Raptors, Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and more. 

 Natalie credits sports and the lessons they teach for preparing her for careers as an athlete and a journalist. 

She was a student-athlete at Humber College on the two-time provincial champion softball team. Her career also took off with the Hawks ... Read More

John Moonlight

From Pickering, Ontario John Moonlight is Canada's most capped 7's player with 65 World Series tournaments, 3 Commonwealth Games, and 2 PanAm Game. John won gold medals in 2011 and 2015 PanAm games and also lead Canada to their first World Series win in Singapore in 2017. John was voted to the World Series "dream team" (voted the best player in his position) in 2013/14 season alongside teammate Phil Mack. John also won Canada 7s player of the year 4 times in a row from 2012-15.

Currently a firefighter in his hometown, John is always looking to give back to the sporting community. "Sport has given me many great things in life. ... Read More

Phil Mackenzie

Phil is an ex Canadian international and professional rugby player. He played professionally for over 10 years and upon retiring wanted to help educate and motivate individuals to adopt a more active and healthier lifestyle. Sport, exercise and food has had such a profound impact on Phil's life and the way he feels that he wholeheartedly believes that it should be a part of everyones life.

With that in mind, life after rugby motivated Phil to found a new company called the LEANSQUAD which is geared to designing custom workout and meal plans based on the individual. EVERY individual is treated different and after just over 1 ... Read More

Caroline Cameron

Born and raised in Toronto, Caroline Cameron is a Canadian television sportscaster for Sportsnet. She currently lives in Toronto and hosts Hockey Central Tonight. She formerly co-anchored the late night and morning edition of Sportsnet Central which took her to Vancouver for two years. It was during her time out West that she became involved in KidSport BC.

Cameron has covered many sports including the NBA, NHL, MLB, ATP, WTA. As an avid athlete growing up, Cameron believes that all children should have the opportunity to participate in sport both for fun, but also for the valuable life skills that sport provides.

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Robert Hedges

Robert “Bo” Hedges is an active member of the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team, first making the team in 2007. Through that period Bo has competed in three Para Pan American games in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Winning a bronze and two silver medals. He also competed at three Paralympic games winning gold in London 2012, silver in Beijing 2008 and 11th in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

First discovering wheelchair basketball at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Bo later witnessed a demonstration game in his native Fort St. John, prompting him to form a local club team of his own. He began playing wheelchair ... Read More

Nelkas Kwemo

Nelkas recently completed his Degree in Civil Engineering at Queen’s University where he played Football for 4 years at the Linebacker position. Nelkas finished as a First Team OUA All-Star and a First Team All-Canadian in 2017.

Nelkas was drafted by the Toronto Argonauts in 2018, and is currently getting ready for his second season with the team.  Off the field, Nelkas started a group called Sitka Mentorship Group in an effort to assist immigrant youth (1st and 2nd Generation) achieve their goals and take advantage of all of the tools at their disposition (Education, Extra-Curriculurs, Job opportunities etc.)

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Andrew Lue

Andrew Lue is a former professional athlete in the CFL. Upon his retirement in 2019, he enrolled in the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, and is a current MBA candidate with an expected graduation in 2020. As he transitions from the field to the corporate world he is pursuing a career in management consulting. 

During his CFL career, Andrew worked as a Project Director with Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada (CLFC). Through strategic programming and partnerships, CLFC is aiming to solve the concussion crisis. With the mandate to improve athlete safety at all levels of sport, he was able to connect his passions for ... Read More

Leanna Gill

Leanna has played a variety of competitive sports growing up including ice hockey, field lacrosse, box lacrosse, volleyball, and soccer. She has represented Team Ontario for women’s field lacrosse and won a gold medal with the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights at Ontario Summer Games in 2004. 

Leanna has had the opportunity to volunteer and coach a variety of sports since she was 15 years old. She enjoys teaching and seeing others learn, grow and improve at all different skill levels.

Leanna is employed by the Toronto Police Service and is currently assigned to the Street Crime Unit as a School Engagement Officer, working in schools in ... Read More