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A Few Life Updates

Hello!  Some of you might be wondering what I’ve been up to since the World Championships held in Italy last year. I’m entering a new exciting chapter in my adult life.  I dedicated the last 17 years to Taekwon-do and I felt that it was time for me explore other interests.  To be honest I […]

Key Note Speaker 4th Year in a Row

I was so happy to be asked back to be the key note speaker for the 4th year in a row at the Annual ‘Girls Night In’  which raises money for the Because I am a Girl campaign.   This event is hosted by the Ottawa Jewish Community Centre for all the girls and their moms in […]

Donation to the Ronald McDonald House

Today I donated 14 of my custom colour Believe hoodies to the Ronald McDonald House at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  They will be selling the hoodies to the mom’s, so while they are visiting their children at the hospital they will get a nice warm inspirational hug.  The colour is bright and cheery which […]

Master Laquerre Seminar 2015 at ARCAN TKD

This weekend was fun because it was the first time in 6 months that I have done TKD. For some of you, I know this probably sounds surprising. Master Laquerre came from Trios-Rivière to do a Pattern seminar at ARCAN TKD and I was invited to go. 🙂 It has been quite a while since I have […]

What Does the Word “Believe” Mean to You?

I was very honoured to be asked to speak about my Believe Project at the new VC Gym in Rockland this afternoon. Valerie Chartrand is the owner of the gym and has shown her own courage for opening her business on her own. With her years of being a teacher, being a professional fitness trainer […]

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Personal Reflections on being a PanAm Torch Bearer

I was so surprised and honoured to receive an email several months ago telling me that I was nominated and selected to be a Torch Bearer for the PanAm games.  To make it even more special it was going to happen in my home town of Barrhaven and on Canada Day! It just doesn’t”t get much […]

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Concussion Awareness

The media is doing a great job making the public, coaches, teachers and athletes more aware of the real risks of brain damage from concussions but there is still a lot more work to be done.  Unfortunately it has taken some deaths or other serious permanent injuries from concussions to get the message out.  This topic very close […]

Kayla Maduk – Ottawa Living Magazine

I was so honoured to be interviewed Pam Dillon from the Ottawa Living Magazine – Summer Edition. I actually met Ms. Dillon when I first started TKD at the age of 3 when her family also trained with Master Kou at Kou’s TKD.  It’s been years since we’ve seen each other so when she contacted me […]

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More Believers Were Created!

Why and How the Believe Project Began….. Back in 2010 I almost didn’t qualify for the National Team to go to my first World Championship.  During my warm-up, I was afraid of what people were thinking of me.  I was the youngest one and the newbie trying out.  I didn’t have the confidence to go, […]

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