It is with tremendous sadness that the Langara Falcons share the passing of Carling Muir. Carling enrolled at Langara College in 2006 to study social work and to join our women’s basketball team and has been a beloved member of the Falcons family since.
Despite being diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and having to sit out her first year, Carling recovered and went on to an outstanding Falcons career. Her determination and athletic talents were on full display in the 2007/08 season, where Carling was named a CCAA All-Canadian, the PACWEST Conference Player of the Year and was recognized with Sport BC’s Harry Jerome Comeback Award.
Carling continued to show perseverance and led her team to a noteworthy 2008/09 season, but her cancer returned in November 2010. She underwent another round of chemotherapy and in true testament to her strength and character, was able to not only compete in 2010/11 but take to the court for one more season in 2011/12. She would be named a Conference All-Star three more times from 2008/09 through to 2011/12.
To honour and recognize Carling’s life and accomplishments, the Falcons are working with the Muir family and Andrew Sturgeon to collect funds to establish a province wide scholarship in her name.The award will be made available to a male or female athlete playing basketball at a post-secondary institution in BC. Carling’s joy for life and positive outlook touched so many throughout her journey. Please join us in remembering Carling, donate now to help establish a named scholarship. This scholarship will help support student athletes who share in Carling’s passion for basketball.
Carling will be remembered fondly for her smile, her willingness to give back, her strength and her passion to compete; and she will serve as inspiration for Falcons’ student-athletes for years to come.