Contribute to Sydney’s success story

Contribute to Sydney’s success story

Dear Rowing Community,

As the Olympic year fast approaches, I find myself reflecting on the remarkable journey we’ve taken together as a team thus far. The path we’ve traversed has had its ups and downs, and I’m grateful for the support we’ve received from the entire rowing community. Your encouragement, whether it’s been financial or moral, has been the fuel propelling us towards our goal.

The memories of our triumph in the Women’s Eight at the 2020 Olympics continue to resonate deeply within me, serving as a constant reminder that we have the strength to overcome any challenge that lies ahead. It was a moment that not only defined us as athletes but also left an indelible mark on our collective spirit. Inspired by that victory, I eagerly returned to training a few years ago, knowing that the camaraderie and support within the rowing community would once again fuel our determination.

Throughout this quadrennial, our support system has been everything. When we sit at the start line, it may seem like a solitary moment, but in reality, we carry with us the collective wisdom and support of everyone we’ve encountered along the way. We are very grateful to receive the support of Rowing Canada Aviron, our government partners, friends and family, and the rowing community. Each piece of advice, every shared experience, and the bonds forged with those supporting us athletes, have shaped us into the formidable team we are today.

With the 2024 Paris Olympics just over 6 months away, the Women’s Eight is narrowing its focus, driven by the belief that no other country is unbeatable. Our competition is fierce, but we are training relentlessly to ensure we make ourselves, and Canada, proud on the world stage. Our goal is clear, and we know that with your support, we can turn our dream into reality.

In this final leg of our journey to Paris 2024, I ask that you consider donating to support our Breakfast Program, and help us close the gap between our dream and reality. Your donations, regardless of size, carry significant weight and impact every kilometer we row towards excellence.

Thanks for your help in fueling our journey!

With gratitude,

Sydney Payne
2020 Olympic Gold Medalist
2024 Olympic Hopeful

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