Cindy Lister

ALS Cycle of Hope 2013 - Cindy ListerCindy was born in Montréal, Québec. She moved to Edmonton, Alberta when she was twelve and completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta. She moved to Victoria, B.C. to begin her teaching career. She enjoys working with children and teaching French. She recently completed her Master in Educational Practice at SFU.

She met her husband Brian Lister during a sailboat race in Sidney. They have two great daughters, Juliette and Angélina. Cindy enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming, and running.

Favourite Hero:

  • Anyone who is kind, respectful, and accepting of others.

Lifetime highlight (s):

  • My girls, Juliette and Angélina;  listening and watching them growing up as they become individuals.
  • Traveling to Europe with Brian; Venice was breathtaking—being there felt like a dream.

Reason for participating in Cycle of Hope:

My dad passed away on October 17th, 2011 from ALS. It was a tragic and sad journey for my family. I hope that Cycle of Hope can help alleviate this sad pain while honoring my wonderful dad. My grief is profound, and I know that Cycle of Hope is part of my personal healing. I would also like to raise awareness and inspire hope for an illness that is misunderstood and underfunded.  Thank you to my team, my coach, my friends and family to help make Cycle of Hope an incredible reality!