It was a proud moment for Fort McMurray when we saw our very own Kelsey Mitchell cross that finish line at the Olympics this year. Winning the Gold medal for the track cycling Sprint event, Kelsey proved just what we Canadians are capable of.
Kelsey is an alumna of Fort McMurray’s St. Anne’s School, and her love of sports began right here in Fort McMurray. From soccer to judo, “The variety of sports she played in Fort McMurray had a lasting impact on her athletic career.” But one of the most amazing things about her win is that Kelsey didn’t even own a bike four years ago. From setting world records to winning gold at the Pan American Games in 2019, it’s clear that she’s found her calling in track cycling.
While Kelsey may live in Sherwood Park now, she will always have a place to call home here in Fort McMurray. As proud citizens of Fort McMurray, we want to pass on our congratulations to this incredible athlete. If you’d like to join us, come to the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre this Friday, September 3rd and sign a giant banner. The banner, happily donated by Printing Unlimited, will congratulate Kelsey on her win, and be delivered to her on your behalf. You can find out more about the banner in this Facebook post here.
A true athlete through and through, Kelsey accomplished an amazing feat with her Olympic Gold win and Printing Unlimited is immensely proud of her.