Bio: Chandra Crawford is a music-loving mountain girl who was born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she founded "Fast and Female," an organization dedicated to Empowerment Through Sport for sport that reaches 2000 girls annually all over North America.
In 2006 Chandra won Olympic Gold in cross-country skiing in the skate spring event and captured many hearts when she belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium.
In March 2014, she retired from ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team. Chandra has recently completed her Executive MBA from the Haskayne School of Business and is currently working full time at Fast and Female.
Her main interests beyond Fast and Female consist of doing the following activities with friends and family: yoga, camping, dancing, reading, languages, singing, eating seafood, travel, concerts, and any kind of adventure in the mountains.
She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband Jared Poplawski, their baby Kyla and their golden retriever, Stella.
In Southern Canmore, born-and-raised, at the Nordic Center is where I spent most of my days. Skiing, music, and relaxin' all cool and doing French Immersion up in the school. When a couple of girls who were really good inspired me to ski fast outside my neighborhood. I won one trials race and it snowballed from there, "I'm at the Olympics, with a Canadian suit to wear." I belted out the anthem and the party came near, my teammates were fresh and had inspired me to here. If anything I could say this victory was rare, but I thought nah, forget it, yo home to... Canmore!
Birthdate: November 19th, 1983 Ski Club: Canmore Nordic Years on National Senior Team: 10 Years on National Junior Team: 2 Sponsors: Birch Hill Equity, Best Buy, Agnico-Eagle Mines, CANFund, Lululemon, Oakley