BiographyAthlete : Rowing
Year Inducted: 2002
Date of Birth: November 22nd, 1970
Born in: Ottawa, Ontario
She became interested in the pull of the oars at the age of 21. While setting her sights on a journalism career, she attended McGill University then Carleton University and was a member of the national women’s rowing team from 1996 to 2000. She was part of the 1995 Head of the Charles coxed fours gold crew and claimed 1996 Olympic silver medal as part of the women’s eights.
She teamed with Emma Robinson to win the world pairs gold in 1997 and 1998 and a silver with the 1997 women’s world eights. She was a member of the all-women’s ski trek to the North Pole in 2001, a feat she chronicled for the Ottawa Citizen. She’s a member of the Nepean Sports Wall of Fame. At the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Alison won a bronze medal with the women’s eight. Alison is a lifetime member of the Ottawa Rowing Club. Member of Nepean’s Sports Wall of Fame.