TEAM BC: MISSION STAFF MONDAY
As we approach 100 days to go until the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, Alberta, Team BC is pleased to launch MISSION STAFF MONDAY and introduce our Mission Staff. Each Monday we will profile a member of our Team BC Mission Staff by asking them personal questions and sharing their intimate details.
Be sure to check back every Monday to learn more about the support team that will ensure our athletes are set up for success in Red Deer next February.
Without further ado, we welcome you to the first installment of the 2019 Canada Games Team BC MISSION STAFF MONDAY featuring our Special Events Lead, Carolynn Boomer. Enjoy!
MEET CAROLYNN BOOMER – SPECIAL EVENTS LEAD
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots, lost almost 300 games, been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over in my life. And that’s why I succeed” – Michael Jordan
Carolynn’s favourite quote gives you a glimpse into the work ethic of this Mission Staff member. Also, who doesn’t love a good Michael Jordan quote?
Fast Facts about Carolynn
- Favourite Colour: Pink
- Favourite Food: Steak and Seafood
- Nickname: Boomer (this is her real last name though…)
- Favourite Sports Team: Team Canada anything and anyone
- Most Used Emoji: Double Pink Hearts (aww)
- Camera Roll Dominated By: Photos of Experiences with Family and Friends
Why did you join Team BC Mission Staff?
Love to give back to athletes and coaches in a multisport games environment as there are so many magical moments.
What advice do you have for Team BC Athletes heading to Red Deer?
Be in the moment, do your best and enjoy your experiences!
Carolynn has been the Executive Director for PacificSport Interior BC since the Provincial Government announced Kamloops as the first Regional Sport Centre in November 1994. The Provincial network is committed to developing sport at all levels by integrating world-class athlete services, coaching education and long-term sport development opportunities.
If you could win an Olympic Medal for any sport (real or fake) what would it be?
Carolynn has been in sport all her life. She was a provincial team volleyball athlete and a collegiate who competed at the national level; she competed in the 2005 World Masters Games for volleyball and the 2010 World Masters Games in athletics where she won a silver medal. She is an NCCP coach who led the University College of the W Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) Women's volleyball team from 1993-1997 and has been Team Canada Mission staff for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia and a Team BC Canada Games mission staff for several Games.
What’s the best Halloween costume you ever had?
The twin sister from the Shining with my friend – no one knew who we were.
What was your first concert?
What movie or TV show title best describes Carolynn’s week?
Double Pink Hearts emoji to you Carolynn! See you in Red Deer at all those special events!
Be sure to check back next week for our next MISSION STAFF MONDAY profile!