Tuesday in the Ontario Legislature, Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norman Miller rose to congratulate Parry Sound’s Megan Oldham on her Slopestyle World Cup Gold Medal and Crystal Globe:
I rise today to tell members of the Legislature about an amazing young woman from Parry Sound. Megan Oldham is an 18-year-old freestyle skier who, in her first season on the World Cup circuit, won a gold medal in slopestyle in Switzerland on March 30.
This gold medal completes a set with the bronze medal she won at Mammoth Mountain in the US and the silver medal she won in Italy in January. With the gold medal win, Megan also won the 2019 Crystal Globe for slopestyle, an award given to the competitor with the most World Cup points.
Megan learned to ski right here in Ontario, just up Highway 400, at Mount St. Louis. Megan started freestyle skiing with her older brother Bruce, who himself won a bronze medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Megan follows in the footsteps of another skier from Parry Sound–Muskoka, Olympic gold medallist Dara Howell from Huntsville.
I hope the successes of both Megan and Dara can inspire more young women to take up freestyle skiing, just like both Megan and Dara were inspired by another Ontario athlete, Sarah Burke.
On behalf of all of the members of the Legislature, I want to express our congratulations to Megan on an outstanding first season on the World Cup circuit and her gold medal and Crystal Globe.