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RBC Olympians

The RBC Olympians program hires both Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes as community ambassadors who bring Olympic messages of excellence and leadership to Canadian communities.

Athletes are provided with the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will help them prepare for life after sport, while also receiving much-needed funding to help them realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.

Name Download Athlete Bio Sport

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Marc Kennedy Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Curling
Carla MacLeod Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey
Brady Leman Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross
Kristina Groves Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Long Track Speed Skating
Joshua Riker-Fox Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Modern Pentathlon
Bobbi-Jo Slusar Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey

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Scott Frandsen Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Trevor Hirschfield Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Wheelchair Rugby
Darcy Marquardt Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Douglas Vandor Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Will Dean Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing

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Colin Mathieson Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Wheelchair Racing
Jill Officer Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Curling

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Ben Russell Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Canoe - Sprint
Adam Lancia Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Wheelchair Basketball
Una Lounder Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Kayak

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Brad Jacobs Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Curling
Robbi Weldon Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Para-Cycling
Derek O'Farrell Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Cody Sorensen Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Bobsleigh
Ashley Lynn Brzozowicz Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Patrick Chan Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Figure Skating
Jennifer Botterill Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey
Jayna Hefford Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey
Martha McCabe Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Swimming
Brian Price Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Rowing
Jason Burnett Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Trampoline
Heather Hamilton Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Athletics - Pole Vault
Kevin Rempel Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Sledge Hockey
Greg Westlake Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Sledge Hockey
Becky Kellar-Duke Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey
Mark Oldershaw Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Canoe - Sprint
Christian Redmann Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Beach Volleyball

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Caroline Ouellette Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Ice Hockey
François Coulombe-Fortier Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Taekwondo
Hugues Fournel Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Kayak - Sprint
Marie-Claude Molnar Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Para-Cycling
Caroline Calve Athlete Bio (opens PDF in new window) Snowboard - Alpine

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Marc Kennedy : Curling

Athlete Bio

Marc began curling at the age of 6. Marc’s favorite moment as an athlete was standing on the podium, singing the National anthem with his teammates after winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympic Games.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2008, 2009 Brier Champion (Canadian Champion)
  • 2008 World champion
  • 2009 World silver Medalist
  • 1999 Canada Winter Games Gold Medalist
Carla MacLeod : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Carla’s six years on the Canadian National Women’s Ice Hockey Team have been filled with highlights, including winning a gold medal at the 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games as well as becoming a World Champion in 2007. Retiring from hockey in 2010, Carla is now an assistant coach for the Japanese Olympic Women's Hockey Team.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold medalist — 2006 & 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Gold — 2007 World Championships
  • Silver — 2005, 2008 & 2009 World Championships
Brady Leman : Freestyle Skiing - Ski Cross

Athlete Bio

Brady knows what it takes to overcome obstacles in sport. He successfully returned from 3 broken legs, including a heartbreaking injury the day before competing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, to win his first World Cup back from injury. Since then he has consistently been the top-ranked Canadian male on the Ski Cross World Cup, highlighted by two Gold medals, including a win on Canadian soil in 2012 at Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 5 time World Cup Ski Cross Medalist: 2 Gold & 3 Silver
  • 2nd overall: 2012 Ski Cross World Cup
  • Bronze: 2010 X Games
  • Named 2012 Alberta Male Athlete of the Year
Kristina Groves : Long Track Speed Skating

Athlete Bio

A native of Ottawa, Kristina started skating when she was 11 and continued in the sport for 23 years — 12 of which were spent on the Canadian National Team. Throughout her career, Kristina captured an impressive number of World Cup, Olympic and World Championship medals. Kristina retired from speed skating in 2011, and is now a graduate student at the University of Calgary studying Sustainable Energy Development. Kristina also works for CBC as a speed skating analyst alongside Steve Armitage, and is a passionate supporter and active athlete ambassador for Right to Play.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist — Speed Skating, 1500m
  • 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist — Speed Skating, 3000m
  • 2006 Olympic Double Silver Medalist — 1500m and Team Pursuit
  • Three time 1500m World Cup Champion
  • 2008 World Champion, 3000m
Joshua Riker-Fox : Modern Pentathlon

Athlete Bio

Joshua’s most memorable athletic moments include standing on the podium at the 2007 Pan American Games and competing at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Joshua set precedents in Canadian pentathlon by reaching the World Cup Final and achieving a number of top 20 World Cup results. Today he continues to train and has also assumed organizational roles to further the sport. Josh has a passion for travel, reading and learning.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Member of the 2008 Canadian Olympic Team
  • Bronze — Rio de Janeiro 2007 Pan American Games
  • World Cup Final — 2007, 2008, 2010
Bobbi-Jo Slusar : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Bobbi-Jo Slusar started playing hockey at a very young age. The sport became her passion when she first stepped onto the ice at age three. Bobbi-Jo recently retired after playing with Canadian National Women’s Hockey team for nearly 10 years. Bobbi-Jo has a degree in Sociology and a Bachelors of Education (Master of Teaching) degree, and loves nothing more than sharing her story with youth of all ages.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 4 Gold and 2 Silver medals at Four Nations Cup tournaments
  • Silver medal at the 2011 Women’s World Championships
Scott Frandsen : Rowing

Athlete Bio

Scott is a three-time Olympian and three time Collegiate National Champion rower from British Columbia. He has won three World Cup gold medals and a silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Frandsen continually demonstrates hard work and determination. His motto: “If you want something and are willing to work for it, anything is possible.”

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Silver medalist — Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Men’s Pair
  • 2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian — Athens, Greece
  • Three-time gold medalist — World Cup
Trevor Hirschfield : Wheelchair Rugby

Athlete Bio

Trevor’s favourite moment as an athlete was during the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. He looked up in the crowd to find his family and they all shared a moment while the Bronze medal was placed around Trevor’s neck. Trevor continues to compete for Team Canada in Wheelchair Rugby and was recently named team Captain in 2013. Outside of Rugby he works towards his Marketing Degree and improving his culinary skills. Trevor lists the Detroit Redwings and Oakland Athletics as his favourite sports teams.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze medal — 2006 World Championships
  • Bronze medal— 2008 Paralympic Games
  • Silver medal — 2012 Paralympic Games
Darcy Marquardt  : Rowing

Athlete Bio

As a 3-time Olympian, Darcy has several favorite moments: the awe-inspiring Athens Games in the birth place of the Olympics, meeting her future husband, Canadian Olympic swimmer Richard Hortness, at the Beijing Closing Ceremonies, or sharing the spotlight with her teammates as they rowed to Olympic silver in London 2012. She officially retired from competition in April, 2013 and is passionate about giving back to her community, especially speaking to school-aged children about going after their dreams.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Silver medal — 2012 London Olympic Games, women’s eights
  • Silver medal — 2011 World Championships, women’s eights
  • Silver medal — 2010 World Championships, women’s eights
  • 4th place — 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, women’s eights
  • Gold medal — 2006 World Championships, women’s pairs
  • 4th place — 2004 Athens Olympic Games, women’s pairs
  • Bronze medal — 2003 World Championships, women’s eights
  • Silver medal — 2002 World Championships, women’s fours
Douglas Vandor : Rowing

Athlete Bio

Douglas feels honoured to have been able to represent his country around the world for so many years. There is nothing more special for a rower than to look over and see the maple leaf on the oars as one pushes off from the dock and starts rowing towards the start line. In his spare time, Douglas likes to write children’s books and cook. He also started an annual 10k run in his hometown of Ormstown, Quebec which raises money for kids’ sport programs in the community.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 3-time Olympian — Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012
  • 3-time World Championship bronze medallist
  • 2-time World Cup gold medallist
  • 4-time World Cup silver medallist
  • 2-time World Cup bronze medallist
Will Dean : Rowing

Athlete Bio

Will’s favourite moment as an athlete was winning the B final at the 2011 World Championships and qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games. While training in hopes to compete for Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Will teaches workshops on healthy eating and mentors young up and coming athletes. In his spare time he raises organic chickens and loves gardening.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 3-time Silver Medalist National Rowing Championships 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Silver medal 2008 Under23 World Championships
  • 7th place 2011 World Championships
  • 9th place London 2012 Olympic Games
Colin Mathieson : Wheelchair Racing

Athlete Bio

Colin Mathieson is an 18 year veteran on the Canadian Paralympic Athletics Team. Having trained in Quebec from 2007-2012, Colin is excited to be back living and training in his hometown of Winnipeg and being coached by Alex Gardiner. For the past 8 years Colin has routinely found himself ranked in the top 8 internationally in the individual events and a medal hopeful as a member of the 4x400m relay. Colin is actively pursuing his Bachelor of Social Work degree and plans to work within the sporting community utilizing both his education and his experience as a high performance athlete.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze Medal — 1996 Paralympics
  • 2 Bronze Medals — 2002 World Championships
  • Canadian Record 2008 100m
  • Bronze Medal 2011 World Championships
  • Gold medal — 2006 World Championships
  • Over 20 Canadian Championship Titles from 1994 through 2013
Jill Officer : Curling

Athlete Bio

Jill has dreamed for years of going to the Olympic Winter Games. She tried the two times previous to Sochi to get there, but without success. Finally, in front of a home town crowd in Winnipeg, Jill and her team won the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials and won the right to represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Once in Sochi, Jill and her team made history by being the first team to go undefeated in Women's Curling and ultimately won the Gold Medal. Jill's fondest moment of the Games was bending forward to have the Gold Medal placed on her neck after years of hard work, dedication and a lot of fun!

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold — 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Gold — 2008 World Championships
  • Gold — 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • Bronze — 2010 World Championships
  • Silver — 2006, 2011, 2013 Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • Bronze — 2007, 2012 Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Ben Russell	: Canoe - Sprint

Athlete Bio

Ben grew up around the sport of Sprint Canoe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he still lives and trains. In addition to winning bronze medals at the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2013 World Championships, Ben lists competing at his first World Championship in 2009 in front of family and friends on Lake Banook, Dartmouth as a highlight of his career. Ben now has his sights set firmly on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he hopes to win gold in the C2 1000m.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze Medal, C1 4x200m relay — 2013 World Championships
  • 4th Place, C2 1000m — 2013 World Championships
  • Gold Medal, C2 1000m — 2013 Poznan World Cup
  • Bronze Medal, C1 1000m — 2012 Poznan World Cup
  • 6th Place, C2 500m — 2010 World Championships
  • 5th Place, C4 1000m — 2009 World Championships
  • Bronze Medal, C1 1000m — 2007 Pan American Games
Adam Lancia : Wheelchair Basketball

Athlete Bio

Adam's favourite moment as an athlete was winning his first Paralympic medal in Athens in 2004. Having spent four years playing professionally in Europe, he is now exploring a new role as a player-coach in Halifax and being on the Nova Scotia Canada Games wheelchair basketball staff. A Toronto native, Adam lists the Blue Jays and Raptors as his favourite sports teams. Adam also enjoys fishing in the summer at his parents’ cottage.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze medal — 2002 World Championships
  • Gold medal — 2004 Paralympic Games
  • Gold medal — 2006 World Championships
  • Silver Medal — 2008 Paralympic games
  • Gold Medal — 2012 Paralympic Games
Una Lounder : Kayak

Athlete Bio

Una’s favorite moment as an athlete was hearing the crowd cheer during her races at the 2009 Senior World Championships in her hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Knowing that her family, friends, and club mates were there to watch her on her home lake was a special moment for her. Una loves being around the lake and spending time at her canoe club, Senobe Aquatic Club. She is an aspiring Olympian and has her sights set on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold Medal K4 500m — Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games
  • Silver Medal K1 1000m — 2010 Pan American Championships
  • Bronze Medal K4 500m — 2013 World Cup
Brad Jacobs : Curling

Athlete Bio

Brad’s favourite moment as an athlete was taking the walk down the empty sheet of ice after winning the 2013 Tim Horton’s Brier. This is the walk he had seen so many other curling teams take after winning big championships and would choke-up in hopes of being able to take their place one day with his teammates. This is a moment that Brad says be will fight to re-live in every curling season for the rest of his career.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold Medal — 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games
  • Gold Medal — 2013 Canadian Men’s Curling Championships
  • Silver Medal — 2013 World Men’s Curling Championships
  • Bronze Medal — 2010 Canadian Men’s Curling Championships
Robbi Weldon : Para-Cycling

Athlete Bio

2012 was a monumental year for Robbi as she won Gold in the 80 km Tandem Road Cycling Race at the London Paralympic Summer Games. Two-time World Champion on the bike, Robbi has also raced in Cross Country Skiing for Canada since 2006, ranked 3rd in the World in 2008 and competed for Canada in the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Winter Games. Competing with only 6% vision, Robbi doesn't let this slow her down. She continues to keep her sights on Gold over the next quadrennial to Rio 2016. Robbi also hopes to compete at the Toronto 2015 Pan American/Para pan American Games.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2013 World Cup Gold & Silver Medallist — Para-Nordic Skiing
  • London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist — Tandem Cycling Road Race
  • 2012 UCI World Cup Leader — Tandem Road Cycling
Derek O'Farrell : Rowing

Athlete Bio

After a 7 year career on the Canadian National Rowing Team, Derek’s countless hours of training culminated at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He will never forget walking onto the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremonies. Nor will he forget the hard work and great friendships that helped him get there. Now retired from competition, Derek coaches rowing at a local high school in Ottawa.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • London 2012 Olympic Games — 9th place in M4-
  • 2009 World Championship Silver Medalist in M8+
  • 2009 World Cup Bronze Medalist in M2-
  • 2006 and 2007 World Championship Bronze Medalist in M2+
Cody Sorensen : Bobsleigh

Athlete Bio

Cody is a 5-year veteran of the National bobsleigh program, Cody has been a member of the Canada 1 crew for the past three seasons. Cody was recruited to bobsleigh from the sport of track and field. A provincial high-school hurdle champion, Cody eventually captured three individual national medals in the 60m hurdles and led the University of Guelph Gryphons to their first ever men’s and women’s national titles. A two-time all-Canadian, Cody graduated with a B.Comm degree in Economics and Finance.

In 2010, Cody was named the Ontario Male Athlete of the Year. His father, Ole Sorensen, is a former Canadian Olympic wrestler who wrestled in the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 4 World Cup medals
  • 2 World Championship medals
Ashley Lynn Brzozowicz : Rowing

Athlete Bio

Ashley's favourite Olympic moment was getting to celebrate with her family after winning a silver medal with her team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Her best race memory is of her first place finish at a 2010 World Cup in Bled, Slovenia in a pair. Though a rower, Ashley enjoys watching and following fellow Canadian athletes especially in cycling, paddling and track.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Silver medal — London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Gold medal — 2012 World Cup #3
  • Silver medal — 2011 World Championships
  • Silver medal — 2010 World Championships
  • Gold medal — 2010 World Cup #1
Patrick Chan : Figure Skating

Athlete Bio

As many young Canadians do, Patrick wanted to play hockey from an early age. Patrick was enrolled in Figure Skating classes to teach him how to skate; the rest is history. Since becoming a member of the Canadian National Team, Patrick is the reigning three-time World Champion and involved with a number of organizations including the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Adopt-an-Athlete Program; an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Canada; Right to Play Canada; ThinkFirst; and is an Ambassador for the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games — Silver Medal
  • 2014 Olympic Winter Games — Silver Medal (Team event)
  • Gold —2011, 2012 & 2013 World Championships
  • Gold — 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Canadian Men’s Championships
  • World Record Holder : 2013—Short Program, 98.37
  • World Record Holder : 2011—Free Program, 187.89
  • World Record Holder : 2011—Combined Total, 280.98
Jennifer Botterill : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Jennifer was the youngest member of the 1998 Canadian Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, bringing home the silver medal. At the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Jennifer earned gold medals and successfully defended those titles most recently at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. A Harvard graduate, Jennifer is also a five-time World Champion and a two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in NCAA women’s ice hockey.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Three-time gold medallist — 2002, 2006 and 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Silver medalist — 1998 Olympic Winter Games
  • Five-time World Champion
Jayna Hefford : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Jayna returned from each Olympic Games she attended with a medal around her neck – silver from the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games, gold from the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, gold from the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games, gold from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and most recently gold at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Over the course of her 13-year tenure on Canada’s National Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Jayna has won seven World Championship titles.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Four-time gold medalist — 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Silver medalist — Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games
  • Seven-time World Champion
Martha McCabe : Swimming

Athlete Bio

Martha grew up in a sports-loving, athletic family that paved the way to competitive sport for her. After high school she moved to Vancouver to study Kinesiology at UBC and train with Hungarian breaststroke specialist coach Jozsef Nagy. Martha claimed her first international medal at the 2011 World Championships. In 2012 Martha placed 5th in the Olympic final, just shy of her goal of a podium finish. She is now training hard in hopes to compete for Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics. She loves to travel, hang out with friends and spend time up at her parents’ cottage on Stoney Lake.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze Medal — 2011 World Championships
  • 5th place — 2012 Olympic Games
Brian Price : Rowing

Athlete Bio

Brian’s favourite moment as an athlete was crossing the finish line at the London 2012 Olympic Games, receiving the silver medal around his neck then looking up into the crowd to see his wife with their two young daughters. His dream had been accomplished for a second time. Brian was one of the key links of continued success throughout his tenure on the National Rowing Team from 1998-2012. Now retired, Brian lives with his young family in Orangeville, Ontario.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold — Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • Silver — London 2012 Olympic Games
  • World Championships — 3 Gold, 5 Bronze
  • World Cups — 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Jason Burnett : Trampoline

Athlete Bio

Jason has been a member of the Canadian National Team for 10 years, and has the honour of competing at two Olympic Games, winning the silver medal in Beijing in 2008 and placing 8th at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Jason is an athlete ambassador for SpringFree Trampoline, the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 7 time national champion
  • World record holder for the most difficult routines performed in training (20.6) and in competition (18.8)
  • Silver medal — Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • 8th place — London 2012 Olympic Games
Heather Hamilton : Athletics - Pole Vault

Athlete Bio

Hailing from Mississauga, ON, Heather has had many successes in her pole vaulting career, including winning the 2013 Canadian National Championships, the 2013 Canadian Track League, and a bronze medal at the 2013 Francophone Games.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold Medal — 2013 Canadian National Championships
  • Gold Medal — 2013 Canadian Track League
  • Bronze Medal — 2013 Francophone Games
  • Champion and record holder — 2009/10 CIS (Canadian University)
  • 2010 Mississauga Female Amateur Athlete of the Year
  • Silver Medal — 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials
Kevin Rempel : Sledge Hockey

Athlete Bio

Kevin’s story is all about hard work and perseverance, which culminated in winning the 2013 World Championships, and a Bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. Even prior to joining Team Canada in 2010, it was a long journey which had Kevin face many obstacles. Kevin has a passion for public speaking, and once he retires from competition, he plans to write a book about his experiences, both on and off the ice.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze medal — 2014 Paralympic Games
  • Gold — 2013 World Championships
  • Bronze — 2012 World Championships
  • Gold — 2012 Japan 4 Nations Tournament
  • Gold — 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
  • Silver — 2010 Japan 4 Nations Tournament
  • Gold — 2010 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Greg Westlake : Sledge Hockey

Athlete Bio

An offensive star for Canada’s National Ice Sledge Hockey Team, Greg has had a playing career filled with highlights, including winning a gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, and winning 2 World Championships.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze medal — 2014 paralympic games
  • Gold — 2013 World Championships—Named most outstanding forward
  • Bronze — 2012 World Championships
  • Gold — 2006 Paralympic Winter Games
  • Team Captain — since 2011/2012 season
Becky Kellar-Duke : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Becky is a graduate of Brown University (Arts Bachelor) and Wilfrid Laurier University (MBA). She was inducted into the Brown Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named to Wilfrid Laurier’s 100 Alumni of Achievement. She is married with two sons. Becky’s favourite Olympic moment was standing on the ice with her teammates and her sons receiving the gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Three-time gold medallist — 2002, 2006, 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Silver medallist — 1998 Olympic Winter Games
  • Gold medal — 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, World Championships
  • Silver medal — 2005, 2007, 2008 World Championships
Mark Oldershaw : Canoe - Sprint

Athlete Bio

Mark is a third generation Olympian and the 5th member of his family to compete at the Olympic Games. His grandfather Bert, uncles Dean and Reed, and father Scott all competed in the sport of Canoe/Kayak, but Mark is the first of the family to win a medal. He is currently training hard to get back on the podium at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While he loves wearing the maple leaf on his chest, Mark lists paddling and volunteer coaching at his local Burloak Canoe Club as some of his favourite things to do.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Bronze medal — 2012 Olympic Games
  • Bronze medal — 2013 World Championships
  • 8 x World Cup Gold Medalist
  • 65 x National Championship Gold Medalist
Christian Redmann : Beach Volleyball

Athlete Bio

Christian has spent 4 years on the Beach Volleyball World Tour and three years on the Challenger and Satellite Tour before that. Some of his athletic accomplishments to date include winning a silver medal at the 2006 Liechtenstein Challenger Event, placing ninth at the 2009 FIVB World Championships and placing fifth at the 2009 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam. Christian won the 2011 Canadian Beach Volleyball Championships and has been the top Canadian player on the World Tour for the past 4 seasons.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Gold Medal — 2011 Canadian Championships
  • 5th place — 2009 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
  • Silver medalist — 2006 Liechtenstein Challenger Event
Caroline Ouellette : Ice Hockey

Athlete Bio

Caroline's favourite moments were winning gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on home soil in Vancouver. Caroline is an athlete ambassador for Right To Play and an advocate for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. She is the 2013 Recipient of the Isobel Gathorne-Hardy Award given each year to a player that has made a significant contribution to female hockey both on and off the ice and that demonstrates strong community involvement and dedication to all aspects of the game.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Four-time gold medallist — 2002 & 2006 & 2010 & 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Gold medal — 2012 & 2007 & 2004 & 2001 & 2000 & 1999 World Championships
  • Silver medal — 2013 & 2011 & 2009 & 2008 & 2005 World Championships
  • CWHL Clarkson Cup Champion — Montreal Stars 2012 & 2011 & 2009
  • NCAA National Champion — University of Minnesota Duluth 2003 & 2008
François Coulombe-Fortier : Taekwondo

Athlete Bio

The most intense experience of Francois’s porting career was the qualification process for the Olympic Games. He took part in one stressful competition after another before earning his ticket to the London 2012 Olympic Games. He enjoys sharing his passion with the next generation of athletes; he trains and coaches young people who wish to pursue the sport competitively. His interests include golfing and participating in outdoor activities.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • Finished 9th at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Bronze medal winner at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games
  • Finished among the top 16 at the 2013 World Taekwondo Championships
Hugues Fournel : Kayak - Sprint

Athlete Bio

Son of an Olympian father, Hugues was inspired by his family to pursue his wildest dreams. Since then his passion and dedication to his sport, combined with power and technique have allowed him to achieve his goals at a provincial and national level, and make his Olympic dream a reality at the London 2012 Games. Hugues earned a 7th place finish in London, and looks forward to competing for Canada once again at the Olympics in Rio in 2016.

Hugues is currently a student in communication at Uqam and ProMédia in Montreal. His ultimate goal is to promote physical activity and to motivate and inspire people to believe that it is always possible to achieve their dreams.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 7th place at the London 2012 Olympics in the men’s K-2 200 metre
  • Pan American Champion in the men’s K-2 200 metre
Marie-Claude Molnar : Para-Cycling

Athlete Bio

The London Games, where she won a bronze medal in the road time trial event, marked Marie-Claude's first Paralympic Games experience. Marie-Claude wants to continue setting national records in the C4 Women's category, being a leader in the team, promoting the sport itself and providing support to young people participating in a sporting activity. In her spare time, Marie-Claude enjoys being among family and friends. She also spends time volunteering for a cycling development centre and training to be a coach.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • 2013: Spokesperson for the Para-Cycling Road World Championships
  • 2013: National Champion in the 3,000 metre individual pursuit
  • 2012/2013: Para-cycling athlete of the year
  • 2012: Bronze medal winner in the road time trial at the London Paralympic Games
  • 2012: UCI World Cup Champion
  • 2011: World record for the 3,000 metre individual pursuit at the Parapan American Games
Caroline Calve : Snowboard - Alpine

Athlete Bio

Caroline’s athletic career started at the late age of 22 when she picked up a new sport and decided to start competing in Alpine snowboarding. After growing up on skis, alpine snowboarding felt natural to her. Caroline was inspired by watching the Torino 2006 Olympic Games and in 2010, her dream of becoming an Olympian came true in Vancouver at the Olympic Winter Games. Caroline is now preparing for her second Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. She is excited to live the Olympic experience once again and is looking forward to put all her hard work to the ultimate test.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • First Canadian Woman to Win a World Cup race in Alpine snowboarding
  • Gold medal, World Cup, Parallel SL, Moscow, Russia 2013
  • Bronze medal, World Cup, Parallel GS, Arosa, Switzerland 2013
  • Silver medal, World Cup, Parallel GS, Carezza, Italy 2012
  • Member of the Canadian Olympic Team — Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games
  • Participated in 4 World Championships (2013, 2011, 2009 & 2007) with top 10 results
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