WEEK #18: ALEX CAFIK
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi I’m Alex! I grew up in Vancouver and live a typical west-coast lifestyle which includes skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, and much more! I am the youngest of four siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister) and I followed in my brother’s footsteps and decided to play hockey from a young age. I played boys hockey until I was in grade 9 and switched to girls competitive AA hockey, where I won a couple of provincial championships. Throughout highschool I played field hockey but excelled in track where I ran at provincial championships three times. After graduating, I took off to Ontario Tech university where in my second year I picked up varsity field lacrosse. Thanks to my track experience I did well in the mid field position, and in my senior year my team and I made it to the final four of the OUA’s. The summer leading up to my fourth and final year in university I attended a Bobsleigh Canada recruitment camp back home in Vancouver. It was from this camp I got an invite to the Prospect camp which was held in Calgary late September. Unfortunately I could not commit to the whole season with Bobsleigh Canada but I have continued with strength training in preparation for next season! As I just finished my undergrad, I ended my year off with winning the varsity ETS captains award… for the second year in a row (the award is for strength and conditioning dedication and leadership).
Who is a role model to you? Why?
My mum, she’s the hardest worker I know. In a single day she works, strength trains and still makes time for family. She was an alpine ski racer when she was younger and it showed me that I could do whatever I dreamed of. I credit a lot of my motivation to her and my dad because I see how much they have done for me.