Name: Jaimie Thibeault
Beat: Professional Volleyball Player
Heritage: Coast Salish
Current location: Gatineau, QC
If your life right now were a song, it would be?: Blame It On The Boogie by Michael Jackson
A memorable moment with your teammates: Winning against Cuba with the National Team in Iquitos, Peru! We were swarmed by thousands of Peruvian fans who had hopped the barricades, and I remember the coaches trying to get us all safely into the locker rooms. We were being pulled in every direction, and the energy was crazy. On that same trip, we all had a meal that we thought was chicken, or maybe fish, and it wound up being anaconda!
How do you manage setbacks- professional or otherwise?: One day at a time. I try to stay patient and positive, because as the saying goesâ€¦ a setback is a set up for a comeback.
What are some suitcase essentials when you travel?: My J's and Kobes, baking powder and measuring cups and FIVE spearmint gum.
How do you maintain important relationships when youâ€™re on the road?: FaceTime and Whatsapp. I also try to post regular updates on social media for all my family and friends back home.
Describe your state of mind when you walk onto the court: Calm and focused on the game plan. I try to keep things loose and relaxed by making jokes and enjoying the moment. I play my best when Iâ€™m stress free.
â€˜The Good Lifeâ€™ meansâ€¦: Happy, free, and always laughing.