Hi! My name is Danielle McVicar and I hale from Canada. I was born in 1990 in
Nanaimo, BC and grew up in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, ON. From a very young age I was involved in various competitive sports, such as cross country skiing, swimming, track and soccer. At 10 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. A few months after my diagnosis, I had the opportunity to attend my local diabetes camp. Camp provided me with a diabetes support system, lifelong friends and a sense of confidence in myself. Ultimately, this experience allowed me to understand that with hard work and perseverance over time, diabetes would not limit my potential in sport and success.
During my high school years, I continued to competitively cross country ski race at national and international events. I was then awarded a full athletic scholarship at a NCAA Division 1 school, the University of New Hampshire. I skied for UNH for four years and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing with honours.