Mark Ballard

Mission Staff:
Snowboard Coach (Sliding Sports)

Province: Alberta

His Sports Debut:
He started snowboarding in North BC alongside good friends in 1989 at 15 years old. It took him 2 hours to get down the hill his first time out, making him late for his work shift that evening!

His First International Competition:
His first international competition was in USA in 2000.

His Goal for the 2019 Winter Deaflympics:
His ultimate goal during the Deaflympics is to support the athletes so they can find their best.

His Biggest Accomplishment In His Sports Career:
His pride is in the journey of the athletes, not just the result.

More About Mark Ballard:
He greatly appreciates his volunteer coaching experience with the CDSA National Snowboard Team.

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