Chuck Bastie interviews skater Kaitlyn Weaver
Chuck Bastie interviews skater Kaitlyn Weaver as well as her reasons for choosing Canadian Tire Jumpstart as her charity of choice! Chuck also chats with Marco Di Buono from the Canadian Tire Jumpstart about the wonderful partnership they have with Sheldon Kennedy and Kaitlyn Weaver!
Kaitlyn Weaver is competing with Sheldon Kennedy. They are skating for Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.
Kaitlyn Weaver was born in Houston, Texas and began skating by the age of six. By 17, Weaver moved to Kitchener, Ont. where she began skating alongside her current partner Andrew Poje. Weaver and Poje won a bronze medal in ice dancing at the Canadian Championships after only five months skating as teammates.
Together, both Weaver and Poje have represented Canada internationally for about 13 years. The two have gone on to win three World Ice Dance medals, gold medals at the Grand Prix Final Championships, as well as three Canadian Ice Dance titles. The pair placed seventh in both the Sochi 2014 Olympics as well as the PyeongChang Olympics in 2018.
She is currently an ambassador for Right To Play, and is also a co-founder of Skate To Great, a charity dedicated to giving Canadian children the opportunity to get on the ice regardless of their economic or physical circumstances.
Weaver is competing with Sheldon Kennedy as her partner. They are both skating for Canadian Tire Jumpstart — a national charity that helps kids overcome barriers in their lives, whether it be financial or accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for all.
For more information about Kaitlyn’s charity of choice, go to jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
For more information about CBC’s Battle Of The Blades and Kaitlyn’s profile, go to www.cbc.ca/television/battleof…yn-weaver-1.5274252
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