How long have you been dancing/cheering?
I have been dancing since I was 3 years old at Dance City in Regina!
What are your career aspirations outside of being on the Cheer Team?
I am a student at the University of Regina and will be obtaining my Bachelor of Kinesiology in Human Kinetics degree in 2023. I also work for the Government of Saskatchewan and the City of Regina. I recently took my MCAT and aspire to attend Medical School one day!
What are your favourite performance styles?
What football position would you play?
I think I would be a running back!
What is a cause you are passionate about?
While I am passionate about many causes, one that I feel is very important and should be important to Rider Nation is food insecurity in Regina and Saskatchewan. Supporting organizations in Regina such as the Regina Community Fridge, Regina Food Bank, and REACH can help to ensure that all members of our community have access to nutrition.
Another cause that is important to me is raising awareness about athletic injuries in females. I recently experienced an ACL injury and learned that females are estimated to be 3-6x more likely to tear their ACL as compared to males. I would love to raise awareness about this and encourage female athletes to train in a way to prevent this!
What does the Cheer Team add to Rider Game Days?
The Cheer Team contributes to Game Day in so many ways! We try our best to interact with as many fans as possible and try to ensure that everyone enjoys the game. While we provide entertainment by dancing on the sidelines and field, we also serve as ambassadors of the Riders. The cheer team interacts with fans and encourages the welcoming atmosphere of Rider Nation!
What advice would you give to an aspiring Cheer Team Member?
If you’re thinking about trying out, just do it! Believe in yourself, be confident and bring a good attitude!
What is your favourite thing about Saskatchewan?
I may be biased, but my favourite part of Saskatchewan is the Riders and what the Riders represent! When I have been travelling abroad, I have seen people wearing Rider gear, and have been able to have a conversation with them and have a feeling of home. I think that Saskatchewan cultivates a unique feeling of connectedness. The people of Saskatchewan make it easy to feel at home. I am very proud to represent the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and with that, Saskatchewan.