Olivia is a 15 year old student at a small french school in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has received awards for her academic achievements such as student of the year in 2013, honours for her 95 average along with awards for her leadership.
Among her scholarly achievements, Olivia participates actively in several sports including soccer, track and field, volleyball, CrossFit, badminton and hockey.
In 2016, her athletics had to come to a brief pause because Olivia was diagnosed with scoliosis, a spinal condition where surgery was needed. Thanks to the IWK and their staff, Olivia had a wonderful experience and has since resumed those activities.
In 2017, Olivia and her father trekked to an altitude of 15,000 feet on the Salkantay Pass in Peru. It was on that trip that the idea of skiing to the South Pole had come up. It was instantly something that sparked Olivia's excitement and something she wanted to do in the future.
Now, Olivia's polar challenge is taking off. It all started as a hope, but that is the first step to anything. She believes that anything is possible if you are prepared to work hard enough. Olivia hope this adventure will be the first step to many other adventures in the future.