An internationally recognized kayak competitor, Monica Moisander-Gillespie won four Canadian wildwater titles in the 1990s. From the start of a kayaking career at Lindsay Collegiate & Vocational Institute, to national and international titles and acclaim, she has been an inspiration to young athletes of all pursuits, with a strong work ethic and dedication to her sport. Utilizing the Scugog River in Lindsay and the Gull River in Minden as training sites, Monica was also a fixture for years at the Lindsay Recreation Complex for weight training and off-season conditioning. As a Canadian National Wildwater Team member, she was national champion in 1992 – 1994 and in 1997, and was the USA wildwater champion in 1995. She competed in four world championships and the 1990 Arctic Canoe Race in Finland.