SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

February 07, 2017 11:30 ET

Erica Wiebe shares her story with cancer survivors

Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist, former Faculty of Kinesiology Thrive Centre volunteer gives motivational talk

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 07, 2017) - After winning the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this past summer, Erica Wiebe showcased to the world what hard work, perseverance, and a resilience mindset can achieve. Wiebe trained at the University of Calgary while completing her degrees in Kinesiology and Arts and she volunteered for more than three semesters at the Thrive Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology. This Thursday, February 9, she shares her story with cancer survivors and the next generation of Thrive Centre volunteers.

WHAT: Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist in wresting and former Thrive Centre volunteer Erica Wiebe shares her story with cancer survivors and the next generation of Thrive Centre volunteers.

WHEN: Thursday, February 9, at 2:30-3:30 p.m. Media interview to follow.

WHERE: Kinesiology Complex KNA 160 - Closest parking in lots are L5, L16 and L9 **media can park free in a vehicle marked with the outlet or have a business card on the dash**

WHO: Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Erica Wiebe, researcher Dr. Nicole Culos Reed, PhD, and Thrive Centre volunteer

About the Thrive Centre

The Faculty of Kinesiology's Thrive Centre is an innovative fitness facility aiming to empower and improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer. It is free for use for cancer patients, survivors and their support people. The gym is monitored by exercise specialists and volunteers who have specific cancer and exercise training.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

For more information, visit ucalgary.ca. Stay up to date with University of Calgary news headlines on Twitter @UCalgary. For details on faculties and how to reach experts go to our media centre at ucalgary.ca/mediacentre

Contact Information

  • Media Contact

    Leanne Yohemas
    Director, Communications and Marketing
    Faculty of Kinesiology
    Active Living | Dinos |Olympic Oval | Outdoor Centre| Sports Medicine Centre
    University of Calgary
    403.220.7652
    403.389.2336 - Mobile
    lmyohema@ucalgary.ca