Be a student of the game

"What the hell am I doing right now?"Did that question ever cross your mind? You're doing a certain task or exercise for probably the 100th time in your life. All of a sudden, you go: "Wait a minute! I have no idea why I'm doing this". The weirdest part is that you've accomplished that specific task so many times in the past without ever questioning yourself. You kind of went through the motions by having a vague idea of what skill that drill was suppose to improve. But this time, it's different. The sting of curiosity is now upon you.Too...

Lauren McGuire: Racing to Victory

Lauren McGuire’s path to ice skating began at the young age of eight when her babysitter Kristina Groves was working her way up the international stage. Little did she know at the time that Kristina Groves would go onto become a three time Olympian and win a staggering four Olympic medals. This on its own is a very fortunate and remarkable influence to have from such a young age. This inevitable “hooked” Lauren to speed skating and from there began a path to a spectacularly athletic career. From a very young age she had always wanted to represent Team Canada...

Marissa Ponich: A lunge to success

The latest success story at MAKEACHAMP has to undoubtedly fall to Marissa Ponich who has raised 107% of her total and is preparing for Rio. She is a real talent and a “cut above” in women’s fencing around the world and in Canada. However, little do people know that she only began fencing at the age of nineteen. Some would view that as being a late bloomer. Others, such as Marissa, do concur that it was challenge however she was “able to process things a lot faster in a very mature way.” Obviously there was a learning curve as Marissa...

Crowdfunding a Hockey Puck for the Blind, quite the eye opener wouldn't you say?

Imagine for a minute, playing hockey with an empty tin can rather than a puck. Not only would you have to replace it about 8 times per game since it would get dented so easily, but the trajectory of the “puck” would also be completely unpredictable. Now, imagine doing that with your eyes closed... it would be rather challenging don’t you think? This is what the visually impaired hockey team, the Hiboux de Montréal, have to deal with every time they play.Blind hockey has existed in Canada for over three decades, however with no central organizing body, the teams have...