• Lorna Hamilton

Vermilion’s Alison Jackson Has Dream Come True

From left, Carson and Alistair holding a sign to cheer on their Aunt Alison Jackson. Photo submitted

Vermilion’s Alison Jackson received a phone call on July 13 which made her lifetime dream come true.

Jackson will be joining her teammates Leah Kirchmann and Karol Ann Canuel in Tokyo, Japan on the Canadian Olympic Womens Cycling Road Team. Jackson was the first alternate for the team and due to a last-minute change, Canada received the third spot for the Womens Road Race after another nation pulled out.

“I’m basically just in shock! I think Canada found out about being able to get another spot just hours before they contacted me. You never hope that anyone gets injured. But basically, that was the only possibility I thought that I would have in order to go. And so this is just like nothing I could have imagined that would happen. I think it’s a very special circumstance,” stated Jackson.

Jackson has had a long successful career in cycling since 2014 including coming in 1st overall Tour de White Rock, 1st Stage 1 Tour de Delta, 1st Huesdaen in 2015, 1st Stage 6 Tour Cycliste Féminin International