Wednesday, February 28

For the Love of Winter with Shannon-Ogbani Abeda

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Feb 28, 2024

For the Love of Winter with Shannon-Ogbani Abeda

Hey Sunshiners, let us formally introduce you to Shannon-Ogbani Abeda!


Raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta, alpine skier and ski cross athlete Shannon grew up on the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village.


Born in 1996 to Eritrean immigrants, the young athlete was shaped by the mountains from a young age that now influences his career.


Shannon began his Olympic venture during the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, earning the title as the first winter athlete to represent Eritrea in the Olympics.

In 2018, Shannon successfully finished 61st in the giant slalom event during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.


As Shannon continues to push forward for the next Olympics, the soon-to-be 3X Olympian stopped by to chat with us!


Listen along as the winter sports enthusiast and professional athlete shares his love for winter on our podcast, “For the Love of Winter.”


"For the Love of Winter,” probes into the world of winter sports, exploring the cultural love affair with winter, while sharing captivating stories of those forever changed by their passion for the great outdoors.


Birthed in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, "For the Love of Winter," is an initiative from Sunshine Village's commitment to celebrating and sharing the deep connection people have with winter.


Click here to listen!