Athlete Profile: Sharilyn, Carlyn & Keir Johnston

The Johnston family are members of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. They all have many years of experience competing in canoeing. Sharilyn made sure to put Carlyn and Keir out canoeing at a young age – Keir was only 6 months old! When asking Sharilyn what sport means to her family she said, “There are so many aspects to it – closeness, challenges, competitiveness, accomplishments, adventure and fitness. Sport allows us to share experiences as a family, whether it is competing against one another, travelling together, or staying active with each other. Sports are a great way to bond with each other. Now with our busy lives, it’s hard to see one another. Having the Masters games in Toronto will allow us to come together and compete against one another again in canoeing.”