Ohenewa's journey to the sport of wrestling started while in her first year of high school at Ascension Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. She later went on to wrestle for St. Augustine Secondary School in Brampton.
By age 17, she made her first Senior National Wrestling Team and represented Canada in the World Championships -- this was the start of Ohenewa’s success as a high-performance athlete. After that, she went on to represent Canada in over 30 countries and win many feats. Her notable achievements include:
- 2009 Brampton Hall of Fame Inductee
- Ten-time Senior National Champion
- wo-time silver medalist at the Pan American Games
- World Silver & Bronze medalist Commonwealth Games Gold medalist
Her experience as an Olympian and world wrestling medalist has culminated in her becoming a sought-after professional speaker. Her many accomplishments played out on the world stage, has led her to discover numerous techniques that religious leaders, professionals, educators and young people can use to identify possibilities in their own lives and careers.
Through her own challenges, she has learned valuable practices to encourage others to stand up to uncertainties, face challenges, and welcome change.
As a speaker, Ohenewa has captivated thousands with her keynote addresses on How to Make Your Dreams a Reality. Ohenewas’ words reach the hearts of her audience to motivate change in themselves and their community. As a community advocate with a passion for inspiring youth and young adults to achieve greatness.
As a community advocate with a passion for inspiring youth and young adults to achieve greatness, Ohenewa spends a lot of her time speaking at schools and community organizations. She also works with the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Pan American Games, Plan Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Right To Play on speaking series. She has also partnered with RBC and Bell Canada to speak at corporate events. Ohenewa is always looking to speak and inspire people of all ages.