Sjare - The Spirit shares the love


Carol Anne Kelloway came by to drop off $1,454 raised through the 2nd Sjare The Spirit, an annual event held in August by Pearlgate Track and Field Complex in memory of coach Becky Sjare who passed away in 2015. Current track and field athletes joined some dedicated alumni to honour their former coach.

Carol Anne says Becky dedicated her life to empowering young people and was beloved by everyone at the complex. She nurtured young athletes, and even drove them to practices and meets and paid registration fees for those facing barriers to competition. When it came time to decide on an organization to support, she said Young Adult Cancer Canada’s focus on empowering young people to live and love life made it the easy choice.

When she was facing cancer, Carol Anne says Becky received countless calls and messages from former athletes from all over the world who were coached by her at Pearlgate Track and Field. Now, they plan their vacation schedules around the memorial meet.

We are honoured to be included in her legacy. Huge thank you to everyone who came out and competed for your support.