| 2018 OLYMPIAN
| PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE
| ADVOCATE FOR GIRLS IN SPORT
DREAM | WORK | SUCCEED.
Born and raised in Burlington, ON, Renata developed a strong passion for sports from a very young age. A multi-sport athlete, she enjoyed playing volleyball, basketball, track, and snowboarding but spent much of her time at soccer fields or hockey arenas throughout North America.
Having university scholarship opportunities for both hockey and soccer Renata made a decision to put her heart and soul into hockey as she accepted a scholarship to Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Here, her hockey career took off winning the 2014 National Championships in her sophomore year with the Clarkson University Golden Knights.
In that same year Renata made her debut with Team Canada as a member of the 2014 Under-22 National Women’s Development Team. Within 5 years of making her first development team with Team Canada, Renata reached the pinnacle of sport as she was named to the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team roster and competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics winning a silver medal.
Prior to the folding of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL), Renata played for the Toronto Furies. In the aftermath of the termination of the CWHL, Renata joined her teammates in the creation of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), with a mission to fight for a better future for women's hockey.
Information on the PWHPA and current action being taken can be found at: http://pwhpa.com
For more information on Renata's journey and accolades visit: https://olympic.ca/team-canada/renata-fast/
Renata is available for event appearances and speaking engagements of a wide variety. She is an active member in her community and enjoys giving back to the youth. Get in contact with Renata to book community or corporate events, sport team or school visits and charity events.