Leah Ferguson was born in Newfoundland, raised in small town northern BC, did most her high performance career in Calgary, AB but now resides in Winnipeg, MB where she did her last quadrennial in the sport of wrestling. She is a 2012 Olympian, Pan American Champion, World Cup silver Medalist and multiple time national champion. She earned a degree in communications while competing in Calgary and 3 national university titles. She is 33 years of age and is currently working with Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation and Athletes in Action and her and her husband Jordan Ferguson are building their dream Keystone Wrestling and Movement.
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.