Bricklayer Sheree Canham on loving what you do

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Meet Sheree Canham the first woman to compete in the Bricklayer World Championship in Las Vegas.

NAME

Sheree Canham

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Bricklayer

FAVOURITE BAND?

Elvis

FAVOURITE SONG?

I Am Woman, Helen Reedy

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST?

Doris Day

YOUR HARDEST MOMENTS?

Having babies.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?

Anywhere with my family that bricklaying can take us.

FORKS IN THE ROAD?

One big one - I'm a girl bricklayer. It has had its ups and downs. But don't let any one decide what road you're taking but you, never give up, believe in yourself and do it with pride.

DESCRIBE YOUR WORK ETHIC

Very, very strong - I love to work.

DO YOU HAVE RITUALS?

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Keep fit and look after yourself. 

WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ELECTRIC?

When they do what they do really well and just have the courage to try.

WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GIVE UP? HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK?

When you get days when everything goes wrong and you're not being appreciated by how hard you have worked and chasing money all the time. I love what I do so tomorrow is a new day 💪

DO YOU HAVE ANY LITTLE SECRETS TO FOLLOWING YOUR PASSION?

Love what you do and try to better yourself every day. 

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AS A KID?

I would always have a go no matter how shy I was. The things I was good at I would want to win. Not much has changed - I just don't put up with people who are trying to put you or others down.

Overall, I was a good kid. You have to go with what you believe in not what everyone else is doing.