Supporting the Olympic Games Since 1947
RBC and the Olympic Games share values of excellence, teamwork, diversity and commitment – a connection that’s behind one of the longest-standing corporate sponsorships of the Canadian Olympic Team.
RBC Training Ground
RBC, in partnership with the CBC, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, has been leading the search for Canada’s next generation of Olympic hopefuls. Over the last four years, we’ve travelled the country in search of undiscovered athletes with podium potential.
- Catherine Lizotte, a rower from Knowlton, Québec, was part of the RBC Training Ground Québec regional final in 2018. At the 2019 National Final, she impressed sport officials by finishing first in the bike sprint and leg press, earning the attention of both Rowing Canada and Cycling Canada and jumpstarting her Olympic journey.
- Ian Holmquist, a 19-year old Trent University student from Peterborough, Ontario, was a competitor at the Ontario regional final in 2017. With a triumphant return in 2019, Holmquist was at the top of the pack in the arm/leg bike and leg press, solidifying his Olympic potential in the sport of rowing.
For Registration and Event InformationVisit RBC Training Ground
RBC is dedicated to helping Canadian athletes succeed both in sport and in life. Recruited to work as ambassadors, Olympic and Para athletes gain valuable work experience while helping to bring the Olympic message to communities across Canada.
To Request an Olympian Appearance,Submit the Request Form
This national initiative provides elite athletes with an opportunity to gain valuable career development skills alongside a flexible work schedule, to allow the time necessary to continue training and competing on the world stage. The athletes will also partner with RBC employees to engage clients and our communities with messages of commitment, excellence, teamwork and leadership which support RBC’s long-time partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee, as well as the Olympic movement in Canada. This includes speaking engagements, appearances at RBC sponsored events, providing testimonials and sharing stories about experiences in sport.
Candidates must fit into one of the following athlete categories:
- A currently competing, Sport Canada AAP carded Olympic or Paralympic athlete, or a future Olympic or Paralympic hopeful.
- A non-carded athlete with a letter of recommendation from their NSF to confirm that the athlete is in good standing with their NSF and is committed to train and compete for their NSF representing Canada for the upcoming year.
- A recently retired Olympic or Paralympic athlete who has not been retired from sport for more than two years at the time of applying.
Applications will re-open in Spring 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn More About Our Olympians Across the Country:
|Aaron Brown||Athletics||Toronto, ON|
|Alanna Bray-Lougheed||Canoe Kayak||Oakville, ON|
|Alex Boisvert-Lacroix||Speed Skating||Montreal, QC|
|Allison Beveridge||Cycling||Calgary, AB|
|Amanda Rummery||Para Athletics||Edmonton, AB|
|Andrew Wolfe||Figure Skating||Calgary, AB|
|Antoine Valois-Fortier||Judo||Quebec City, QC|
|Ashley Lawrence||Soccer||Caledon, ON|
|Bismark Boeteng||Athletics||Toronto, ON|
|Brett Gallant||Curling||Charlottetown, PEI|
|Brianne Jenner||Ice Hockey||Oakville, ON|
|Cam Stones||Bobsleigh||Calgary, AB|
|Charles Phillibert-Thiboutot||Athletics||Quebec City, QC|
|David Johnson||Para Athletics||Victoria, BC|
|Diana Matheson||Soccer||Ottawa, ON|
|Eleanor Harvey||Fencing||Hamilton, ON|
|Ellie Black||Artistic Gymnastics||Halifax, NS|
|Erin Latimer||Para Alpine Ski||Toronto, ON|
|Fillah Karim||Sailing||Vancouver, BC|
|Gavin Smellie||Athletics||Brampton, ON|
|Haley Daniels||Canoe Kayak||Calgary, AB|
|Jackson Payne||Gymnastics||Edmonton, AB|
|Jacqueline Simoneau||Synchronized Swimming||Ste Anne, QC|
|Jennifer Abel||Diving||Montreal, QC|
|Jennifer Hawkrigg||Snowboard||Toronto, ON|
|Jerome Blake||Athletics||Vancouver, BC|
|Jill Saulnier||Ice Hockey||Halifax, NS|
|John Smythe||Field Hockey||Vancouver, BC|
|Justin Kripps||Bobsleigh||Calgary, AB|
|Kate Wright||Field Hockey||Kingston, ON|
|Keely Shaw||Para Cycling||Midale, SK|
|Kierra Smith||Swimming||Vancouver, BC|
|Korey Jarvis||Wrestling||Elliot Lake, ON|
|Kristen Kit||Rowing||St. Catharines, ON|
|Liam Hickey||Sledge Hockey||St John's, NF|
|Mandy Bujold||Boxing||Kitchener, ON|
|Marie-Philip Poulin||Ice Hockey||Beauceville, QC|
|Mark McMorris||Snowboard||Regina, SK|
|Matt Berger||Skateboarding||Kamloops, BC|
|Meaghan Mikkelson||Ice Hockey||St. Albert, AB|
|Megan Lukan||Rugby||Barrie, ON|
|Melissa Bishop||Athletics||Eganville, ON|
|Melissa Humana-Paredes||Beach Volleyball||Toronto, ON|
|Michael Tayler||Canoe Kayak||Ottawa, ON|
|Natasha Fox||Wrestling||Saskatoon, SK|
|Penny Oleksiak||Swimming||Toronto, ON|
|Philippe Marquis||Freestyle Skiing||Quebec City, QC|
|Phylicia George||Athletics||Markham, ON|
|Pierce LePage||Athletics||Whitby, ON|
|Renata Fast||Ice Hockey||Burlington, ON|
|RJ Barrett||Basketball||Mississauga, ON|
|Sam Effah||Athletics||Calgary, AB|
|Samantha Stewart||Wrestling||London, ON|
|Skylar Park||Taekwondo||Winnipeg, MB|
|Tyler McGregor||Sledge Hockey||Forest, ON|