Chandra is a three-time Olympian in Cross-Country Skiing and is the founder and CEO of Fast and Female. Fast and Female is an organization dedicated to empowerment through sport which strives to get girls aged 9 to 19 hooked on an athletic lifestyle.As the founder of Fast and Female, she was a dedicated volunteer for 11 years before taking a leadership role with the organization in 2014. In her board capacity, she volunteers time to join the other members in providing oversight, performance management, and risk-assessment.
Chandra Crawford is a music-loving mountain girl born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she founded “Fast and Female,” a registered charity on a mission to “keep ALL girls healthy and active in sports.” Today, the organization has reached over 18,000 girls all over North America thanks to more than 2000 role model appearances.
In 2006 at the age of 22, Chandra won the Olympic Gold medal in cross-country skiing and belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium. In 2014 she retired from ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team and went on to graduate from the University of Calgary executive MBA program in the spring of 2016.
She lives in Calgary and Canmore with her husband, Jared, three kids under the age of 5 and golden retriever and can be found on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter: @chandracrawford.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.