Jun 23, 2015 6:55 PM ET

Archived: Help Mission BC athlete reach National Bobsleigh: to inspire local youth by sharing her athletic-schooling experiences

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 23, 2015

Help Mission BC athlete reach National Bobsleigh

From Mission on a Mission:

Liz Janze did not choose bobsleigh, bobsleigh chose her. Born between an older and younger brother, Liz has always been a competitor and never-ending student of time management. Raised in Mission B.C., the dedicated 21 year old is an athlete, full time University of Calgary student, and works as a Recreational Aide at a seniors home.  Liz began speed skating at the age of 14 in Mission, and at the age of 19 she moved to Calgary to continue her training. She competed for two years at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. Contemplating whether or not to begin a 3rd year of training, she was at a crossroads. A chance encounter with a professional bobsledder peaked her curiosity about the sport of bobsleigh. Fearlessly jumping into the back of a 2-man bobsled and 10 runs later, she was hooked and transferred her athleticism to bobsleigh.

    Even though Liz has relocated to Calgary for pursuing her sport and degree, she has not forgotten her Mission roots and the people who supported her to where she is now. Being involved in multiple community sports like the Canadian Martial Arts Academy, Mission Secondary Ski Team, the Phoenix Velo Cycling Group, coaching Special Olympics and of course, the Mission and Matsqui Speed Skating Clubs. All of these organizations have helped Liz to where she is now.

     With the distance, both physically and metaphorically that Liz has travelled, she still holds these networks in Mission very close to her heart. Liz’s mission is to give back to the community by talking to groups about balancing education with high-performance hobbies, goal setting, and how to pursue a passion in life, in hopes to inspire others.

   Her goal is to become a member of Canada’s National Bobsleigh team, and she is well on her way to achieving that. Even though working full time, the cost of training fees can never be completely covered. Your financial support will go directly to her bobsleigh training fees. All contributions will be graciously accepted and will be recognized. 

    With your donation, you will recieve a personally signed training photo of Liz training in Calgary. A way of saying thank-you for your contribution.

    Your support for Liz will help sustain an athlete who has the commitment and drive to continuously improve her performance on and off the track.

Follow Liz’s training progress on Twitter @LizJanze

A girl from Mission, on a mission!

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Liz Janzé

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