Yvonne was a Canadian National Team biathlete for 12 years, including two Olympic Winter Games in 1992 and 1994. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 1996 and then certified as a massage therapist with specialization in sport massage. From bobsleigh/skeleton and biathlon, to track and field, Yvonne has been a team Massage Therapist at Pan Am Junior Games, World Cups and World Championships. The Nanaimo, BC massage therapist has accompanied Canadian Olympic athletes to Torino in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010, as well as Canadian Paralympians to Beijing in 2008.
Yvonne was recognized with Augustana’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.
The mission of the Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame is to honour and recognize individuals and teams and their contributions to the university, community and the different sports they represent. The inaugural Wall of fame dinner was held September 8th at the Convocation Centre at the University of Alberta—Augustana Campus.
Honoured as an inaugural Augustana Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee in 2012.