Inspiration. Perspiration. Dedication.
Behind the Chi
Athlete. Father. Entrepreneur. — Don Stewart has done it all.
Don has thrived his entire life on a relentless passion for sport, demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity when he broke his neck at only 20 years of age. Although this injury ended his career as a professional hockey player, he would soon begin a family with which he could share his continued dedication to an active lifestyle.
Inspired by his wife and children, Don’s family is the heart and soul of Donnie Chi Athletics. In his 40 years as a father, Don has learned as much from his three daughters and son as they have from him, and this new journey is something he couldn’t undertake without them. B.C. born and raised, Don and his family wanted to create a brand that was as authentic as the land itself.
At the core of Donnie Chi Athletics is a commitment to a balanced and driven lifestyle. On a trip to New York, Don witnessed the powerful art of Tai Chi in a public park. Influenced by the grace and strength of what he saw, Don imagined a line of clothing that was designed with purpose, utilized for function, and accessible to everyone for any sport.