Province: British Columbia
Sport: Para Athletics
Mentor: Ken Hall
Fun fact: Grew up in Wawota, Saskatchewan which means “deep snow”.
Lisa Myers was introduced to Para Athletics and Para-Throws a year ago as a summer student with the BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) while she studied Therapeutic Recreation. As an athlete who has won a number of medals on the provincial stage playing softball, and a coach with experience specific to pitching in softball, Myers was immediately drawn to Para-Throws.
Committed to learning more about Para Athletics and Para Sport, Myers worked with the BCWSA for a year and is now a program coordinator, as well as a coach for athletes from teens to 40+ with the club. This spring she attended the BCWSA’s Warm Weather Training Camp in Florida, where she continued to develop her technical understanding of Para-Throws with support from her Canada Games Women in Coaching mentor Ken Hall.
When asked what her greatest wish is, Myers responded: “to find new ways to introduce Para-Throws to more people.”