Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Director of Sport Psychology
We are our best when we are ourselves. As we rise to higher levels of competition, it is easy to look around at what other people are doing. Make sure to take time to reflect on what got you to this place. You are your best, when you are yourself. Prior to heading to a major competition, take time to reflect on when you are your best. Write a few things down that you want to remember. Maybe find a picture of yourself that reminds you of a time when you were your best. Think about a way you can remember that during the event. Plan for being that person. Don’t leave it up to chance.
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.