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RBC Training Ground

RBC Training Ground not only funds athletes with Olympic potential… it finds them. The program travels the country every year in search of athletes with raw athletic skill, matches them with an Olympic sport they are best suited for, and provides them ongoing support and resources as they pursue their podium dreams. To date, the program has helped send 13 athletes to the Olympics who have collectively brought home a total of 7 Olympic medals.

Kelsey Mitchell
  • Before Kelsey heard of RBC Training Ground, she was finishing up her university soccer career and expected to retire from sport. On a whim, she decided to attend RBC Training Ground for one last shot at the Olympics and was scouted by Team Canada for Cycling – a sport she had never tried before. After only 3 years of training, Kelsey went on to break a World Record in Cycling and eventually won Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Marion Thenault
  • Marion attended RBC Training Ground as a lifelong gymnast where her natural skills and previous experience flipping through the air were noticed by Freestyle Canada. She switched sports completely and went on to win an Olympic medal in Aerial Skiing only a few short years later at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.
Pierce LePage
  • RBC Training Ground helped accelerated Pierce’s development as a track and field athlete. His win at the first ever RBC Training Ground event in Toronto got Pierce on the radar as a Decathlete and the funding he received from the program sent him to his first-ever international Decathlon competition. Pierce is now a top-ranked athlete in the world with a chance to bring Canada home a medal at Paris 2024.

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RBC Olympians

RBC is dedicated to helping Canadian athletes succeed in sport and in life.

In addition to financial support, RBC provides opportunities for personal brand exposure, professional skills development and, for select athletes, valuable career experience they can attain while training in a flexible work environment.

RBC Olympians will also act as community ambassadors, spreading Olympic messages of teamwork, excellence, commitment, and leadership to communities across Canada.

RBC is now recruiting Olympic and Para athletes for the next roster of RBC Olympians. Applications can be found here, and the window to apply will remain open from April 17thMay 15th, 2023.

To request an RBC Olympian appearance,

Submit the Request Form

All other inquiries can be directed to

Learn More About Our Olympians Across the Country:

Responsive Table Example
Name Sport Hometown
Ali ten Hove Sailing Kingston, ON
Amanda Rummery Para-Athletics Edmonton, AB
Anna Negulic Sprint Kayak Halifax, NS
Ann-Renée Desbiens Ice Hockey La Malbaie, QC
Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu Speed Skating Québec, QC
Arianna Hunsicker Para Swimming Surrey, BC
Avalon Wasteneys Rowing Victoria, BC
Benjamin Preisner Athletics Milton, ON
Bismark Boateng Athletics Toronto, ON
Bolade Ajomale Athletics Toronto, ON
Bret Himmelman Canoe Sprint Bedford, NS
Brigette Lacquette Ice Hockey Mallard, MB & Cote First Nation, SK
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe Freestyle Skier (Moguls) Montreal, QC
Christopher Spring Bobsleigh Priddis, AB
Cynthia Appiah Bobsleigh Toronto, ON
Darren Gardner Snowboarding Burlington, ON
Eden Wilson Bobsleigh Calgary, AB
Elena Gaskell Freestyle Ski Vernon, BC
Ellie Black Artistic Gymnastics Halifax, NS
Florence Maheu Canoe Kayak Valleyfield, QC
Haley Daniels Canoe Slalom Calgary, AB
Jacqueline Simoneau Artistic Swimming Saint-Laurent, QC
James Dunn Para Ice Hockey Wallacetown, ON
Javier Acevedo Swimming Toronto, ON
Jean-Benoit (JB) Lemay Canoe Slalom Ottawa, ON
Jennifer Hawkrigg Alpine Snowboarding Toronto, ON
Jennifer Martins Rowing Komoka, ON
Jordan Stewart Taekwondo Toronto, ON
Justine Dufour-Lapointe Freestyle Skier (Moguls) Montreal, QC
Justin Kripps Bobsleigh Summerland, BC
Kate Wright Field Hockey Vancouver, BC
Kayden Johnson Bobsleigh Kerrobert, SK
Keely Shaw Para-Cycling Saskatoon, SK
Kelsey Mitchell Sprint Cycling Milton, ON
Larissa Franklin Softball Maple Ridge, BC
Laurent Dubreuil Speed Skater Lévis, QC
Liam Hickey Para Ice Hockey St. John’s, NFLD
Lisa Weagle Curling Ottawa, ON
Madeleine Kelly Athletics Hamilton, ON
Mandy Bujold Boxing Kitchener, ON
Marie-Philip Poulin Ice Hockey Beauceville, QC
Marion Thénault Freestyle Ski Sherbrooke, QC
Meaghan Mikkelson Ice Hockey St. Albert, AB
Melissa Humana-Paredes Beach Volleyball Toronto, ON
Miranda Ayim Basketball London, ON
Pamphinette Buisa Rugby Sevens Gatineau, QC
Penny Oleksiak Swimming Toronto, ON
Pierce LePage Decathlon Whitby, ON
Renata Fast Hockey Burlington, ON
Roni Remme Alpine Skiing Collingwood, ON
Sarah Nurse Ice Hockey Hamilton, ON
Sara Villani Bobsleigh Norval, ON
Skylar Park Taekwondo Winnipeg, MB
Valerie Maltais Speed skating Saguenay, QC