Farida Chishti knows her way around the world of table tennis. Having managed Team P.E.I. at the last six Canada Games, she is also a national level umpire, who officiates locally, nationally and internationally.
Early in 2017, Farida officiated at the Atlantic Table Tennis Championships in Charlottetown, and was awarded with the men’s championship match. Later in July, she found herself at the junior and senior national championships in Markham, Ont., where she was named tournament assistant referee.
Farida’s year was capped off in December by attending the Para and US open held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The event contained more than 90 tables and 800 athletes.