Her personal motto is: “Believe in possibilities.”
That’s Heather Moyse – multi-sport national athlete for Canada (two-woman bobsleigh, rugby and cycling), humanitarian, ambassador and inspirational speaker.
She is a champion and a leader. Moyse was prominently featured in December during the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in her hometown of Summerside, PEI. Last month she brought awareness and raised funds for Canadian war veterans as part of the True Patriot Love expedition to conquer Antarctica’s highest peak! Tonight she joins us here for Easter Seals to continue her longtime association with the disabled.
Her biggest claim to sporting fame came in the Olympics. Moyse didn’t take up bobsleigh until she was 27 – and five months later she finished fourth at the Torino Games. The duo of Calgary’s Kaillie Humphries and Moyse captured Gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games and 2014 Sochi Games. Humphries and Moyse became the third duo in Canadian Olympics history after Kathleen Heddle and Marnie McBean in 1996 along with Jamie Sale and David Pelletier in 2002 to share flag duties when they were selected as flag bearers for the Closing Ceremony at the Sochi Olympics.
Moyse is the inaugural recipient of the Randy Starkman Olympian Humanitarian Award. She has also starred for Canada in 22 international rugby games and five international rugby sevens tournaments and competed at the 2012 Pan-Am Games in Argentina after taking up cycling only the year before. In 2012 Sportsnet Magazine selected Heather Moyse as one of the 30 Most Beautiful People in the Planet.