- Student - St. Clair College
- 2023 Recipient
My name is Mya Mulder and I recently graduated from North Star High School in the Greater Essex County District School Board. I am continuing my education at St. Clair College in the Occupational Therapist Assistant Program.
Through my co-op placement at Team Rehab Physiotherapy I was able to volunteer with the Amherstburg Admirals hockey team as team manager helping with taping, icing and basic injury management. That experience solidified my passion for working with injury management through physiotherapy and helped me focus on my plan of taking the Occupational/Physiotherapy Assisting Program at St. Clair College. I am also planning to continue on with taking the Fitness Promotion program after I complete the OT/PTA program.
I have been a competitive Irish dancer for 16 years. I have competed from the beginner level all the way through to the World Championship level. I am now working as an Irish Dance teacher. Through my involvement with Irish Dance, I have developed a passion for fitness, health and sports promotion, especially for girls and young women.
Through teaching, and the Leadership class at North Star, it has become clear to me that I love helping others and I enjoy working with kids and the elderly. My dream would be to open a studio that uses all my skills in fitness, dance and injury prevention to create a safe place for people, especially women of all ages, to move, stay fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Strength and mobility are keys to people having good quality of life. My goal is to have my own dance studio, with a solid knowledge base of injury prevention and rehabilitation. Bringing together my passions to create a space for people who enjoy dance safely.
Congratulations Mya Mulder!