Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Director of Sport Psychology
It is empowering to realize that things don’t have to be perfect for you to race and compete well. Once we recognize that it is not about perfection, but about how we respond and adapt it becomes even more exciting to compete. What if you challenged yourself to master other things related to performance? What if you mastered noticing when you were distracted and bringing your attention back to things that are beneficial to focus on? Or breathing to calm as a part of your performance routine if you find that helpful? At the end of the day, racing well is about execution and focusing on the performance. Maybe nothing else matters Too often we give power to things that are not helpful. But when we let those go and focus on what we can control, we will race well even when there are tons of excuses not to…
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.