Marina Stanidis – University Student


Q:           Where did you grow up?

 A:           Hamilton, Ontario


Q:           How old were you when you started playing hockey?

 A:           4 years old


Q:           What is the best thing that has happened to you because of your involvement in sport?

 A:           The opportunity to have my education paid for!


 Q:           Why do you think it is important for kids to be active?

 A:           It teaches them important values such as teamwork, hard work, and having fun while doing something good for your body.


Q:           What motivates you to be active (practice) on days that you don’t feel like it?

 A:           I visual myself being the best I can be and I remember that my attitude changes everything. If I go to practice assuming that I am going to have a terrible time, then that’s exactly what it will be. But if I tell myself that I am going to make it a fun practice, it ends up being so.


Q:           What advice can you give kids to increase their physical activity?

 A:            Find something that you love to do. I tried almost every sport and activity before I found the ones that I loved. When you love it, it doesn’t feel like work.


 Other Comments:

I was lucky enough to have every opportunity to participate in all different sports and activities as a child and I believe that sports affected me in more ways than just physical.

It developed my social skills, my ability to work as a team, to stay away from certain peer pressures, and to become a stronger person mentally and physically.

I want to give the same opportunity to as many of these kids as possible.