Blake Machan

Blake Machan is a former multi-sport athlete who played football for the University of Calgary Dinos and the Calgary Stampeders. He has travelled internationally in the name of sport and has coached various youth activities over the last 20 years. Now a father of two beautiful girls, Blake makes his home in Olds and works for ConocoPhillips in Calgary. His sport experiences, layered with the challenges he has faced with anxiety, provided the foundation for Thrive Sport Project. The mission of Thrive Sport Project is to positively impact communities while redefining the status quo in youth sport.

CMHA – Calgary Region builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.