Articles or Illustrations by Marnie McBean
Marnie McBean is a twelve-time world and Olympic medalist and one of two Canadians to win three gold medals at the Summer Olympics. In 2002, the international rowing federation FISA recognized her outstanding career with their highest honour, the Thomas Keller Award. She worked with the Canadian Olympic Committee to mentor five Canadian Olympic teams, and she is a member and former governor of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, an officer of the Order of Canada, and a recipient of both the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Her first book is titled The Power of More: How Small Steps Can Help You Achieve Big Goals.
“I learned more about the importance of play from the time I was third than any of the times I won medals”