Team ON Canada Games 2011: Erin Tribe

Cross country skiing began as a family hobby for Erin Tribe. With some practice and dedication, it soon became a passion that led her around the world and earned her a spot on Team Ontario.

Cross country skiing began as a family hobby for Erin Tribe. With some practice and dedication, it soon became a passion that led her around the world and earned her a spot on Team Ontario.

Originally from Thunder Bay, Erin has been skiing for the past 15 years and is excited to be competing at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.  “I’m really looking forward to everyone just feeding off each others’ energy and racing against the best athletes in the country,” she says.

Erin loves skiing because it is Fun and it helps her Stay Healthy.  The sport attracts a variety of people and is an excellent activity for keeping fit. “I love the skiing community. It’s such a well-rounded sport in terms of people and fitness.  It’s so aerobic, but it’s also very muscular and it has the aspects of speed and strength. The overall benefit you get from it as a person and in your athletic abilities is amazing.”

The competition will be stiff at the Canada Games, but Erin is a talented and accomplished athlete. In 2009, she won a silver medal in the Canadian Ski Nationals. This year, she was one of the four female skiers to qualify for the U-23 World Championships in Estonia.  In Halifax, you can be sure that she will Go For It

Giving Back to her community is also important to Erin. While in college, despite a busy academic and athletic schedule, she still found the time to teach elementary and high school groups how to ski at her local club. In the past, she has also helped the Rotary Club in Barrie by volunteering at the Our House Gala. “It was an event to raise money to build a house for the Cancer Centre that they’re building at the RVH in Barrie, so that families can stay there during treatment. Every time it was on, I would go help out at the event.”

True Sport congratulates Erin on her dedication to good sport and wishes her the best of success at the 2011 Canada Winter Games, and in the future!