In her last year as a student at Assumption College, Meghan Josling did a work placement at the St. Vincent de Paul Valu Shoppe in Brantford. Because she made such a connection with her fellow volunteers, Meghan returns to help out on holiday breaks from her schooling at Mohawk College.
Meanwhile Meghan continues her pursuit of excellence in sport. Check out this most recent news from the Brantford Expositor, Friday, February 9, 2018:-
Aaron Carpenter was the biggest winner on Wednesday night at the 13th annual Brantford Sports Council awards banquet, but he wasn’t the only one taking home hardware.
Carpenter, the winner of the Frank Tomlin Memorial Award as Brantford’s Sportsperson of the Year, joined many other accomplished athletes and officials in being honoured at the Brantford Golf and Country Club.
The following is a list of award winners for each category, along with the nominees:
Adrian Scherders Memorial Award — Sportsmanship and Dedication
Nominees: Jacob Alway (flag football), Meghan Josling (Special Olympics – track and field), Bridget Kwasnik (multiple sports), Sebastian Paulins (swimming)
Winner: Meghan Josling
There aren’t many sports Meghan Josling hasn’t tried during her eight years with Special Olympics.
Josling has Noonan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes uncontrollable seizures that make it difficult to walk and sleep. At the age of 10, she had life changing surgery at Sick Kids Hospital that eliminated the seizures.
Since joining Special Olympics, she has competed in swimming, floor hockey, soccer, basketball and power lifting. Most recently she has been concentrating on track and field.
Josling is the first student with an intellectual disability to compete on a varsity team at Mohawk College.