Inspiration is the word that comes to mind when you first meet Amy Alsop. This Paralympic Games gold medal winner epitomizes the passion, hard work and determination needed to be successful in all aspects of life.
Amy proudly represented Saskatchewan as a member of the Canadian Women’s Goalball team in three Paralympic games. Success can mean a lot of different thins but for Amy it means graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, being an Olympic champion and giving back to the community.
Since retiring from high performance sport in 2008, Amy continues inspire as she shares her amazing personal journey of overcoming the odds to reach the gold medal podium.
In fact, Amy has taken on new challenges. She is sharing her success by leading a mentoring program for high school students and SaskTel employees that share visual impairments.
Amy, an Olympic community ambassador, continues to be a strong, independent young women, who has the confidence and desire to follow her dreams. She understands that all challenges and any adversity can be overcome.
With Amy speaking at your event, you will enjoy her unique brand of humour and intimate storytelling. Amy’s presentation provides the audience an inspiring and powerful message that will motivate others to never give up, discover their own ability to find a way to reach their fullest potential.
We were thrilled to have Amy speak at our school. The students were engaged in what she had to say. They found her stories interesting and found her to be very funny.
She was great.
Loretta Ryan – St. Augustine School
Amy was engaging, insightful, and inspiring. Her message of perseverance and teamwork was motivating and encouraging. She told her story with humour in a very thought-provoking manner, and related to a diverse audience from across Canada.
Julie Folk, Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
“Amy was a dynamic, engaging and motivating speaker. The audience really connected with Amy’s story of her challenges and barriers to participate in sport, how she persevered and worked hard to reach her end goal! We also appreciated how involved in the event she became. She was gracious enough to come first thing in the morning to do a TV interview and then stayed the afternoon after her speech and participated in the activities. The participants idolized her and were anxiously waiting around her to get autographs all afternoon. She was a great fit for the event and we hope in the future that we will have the opportunity to work with her again.”
Carla Odnokon – City of Saskatoon Community Development
“Amy did an amazing job. The crowd gave her a standing ovation! The comments from a few of the athletes was that she was the best speaker they had ever heard. She had them laughing but you could also have heard a pin drop during the more serious areas.She was a real inspiration.”
Sue Zeiler – Western Canadian Ringette Championship Co-Chair