As part of Olympus, we're partnering with local athletes and sports teams to celebrate modern day gods and goddesses. Watch the behind-the-scenes vidoes below and check out the exhibit of photographs by Ian McCausland.
Kimberly Moors, Modern Day Hercules: Hailing from Thompson Manitoba, Kimberly Moors has defied odds to put herself in the top ranks of swimming in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Moors returned to university at 26 to pursue her education in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at The University of Manitoba and in spite of her age, joined the U of M Bison swim team and quickly made her mark. Moors now in her fifth and final year of eligibility, has collected numerous accolades in the 50-meter butterfly and freestyle for the Bisons. But despite her passion for swimming and drive that keeps her in the gym for intense, daily training, her top prize she might say is her six-year-old daughter, Mila who inspires her each and every day.
Sophia Lee, Modern Day Aphrodite: Born in Seoul, Korea, Sophia Lee trained in Langley, BC before being accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. Upon graduation, Lee spent a year in the School’s Aspirant program before being promoted into the Corps de Ballet in 2011 and Principal Dancer in 2015. Most recently, Lee performed leading roles in Swan Lake, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, Romeo + Juliet, and Nutcracker. She was selected by Twyla Tharp to dance the role of the Queen of the Underworld in The Princess & The Goblin, and has had roles created for her, including Svengali’s First in Mark Godden’s Svengali, as well as a solo set to Hallelujah in Jorden Morris’ The Doorway: Scenes from Leonard Cohen.
Moe Leggett, Modern Day Apollo: Moe Leggett plays safety for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Signed as a free agent in 2014, all 16 of his games played that year were starts, finishing #3 in the club and #18 in the CFL. Leggett led the Bombers with five interceptions and 65 defensive tackles. He spent the previous two seasons in the Arena Football League with Utah and Philadelphia after stints with Kansas City and Detroit in the NFL. Signed by the Chiefs in 2008, Leggett won the Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s top rookie. He attended Lions’ training camp in 2011 before heading to the AFL. During his college days, Leggett played in 45 games at Valdosta, starting 28, and helped guide the school to a pair of Division II National Championships.