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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.

To request an RBC Olympian appearance,

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Learn More About Our Olympians Across the Country:

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Name Sport Hometown
Alexander Canning Canoe Kayak Dartmouth, N.S.
Alexis Cronk Rowing London, ON.
Ali ten Hove Sailing Kingston, ON.
Amanda Rummery Para-Athletics Sherwood Park, Alta.
Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu Speed Skating Sherbrooke, Que.
Avalon Wasteneys Rowing Campbell River, B.C.
Bismark Boateng Athletics Toronto, ON.
Brandie Wilkerson Beach Volleyball Toronto, ON.
Brandon McBride Athletics Windsor, ON.
Braven Park Taekwondo Winnipeg, Man.
Bret Himmelman Canoe-Kayak Hammonds Plains, N.S.
Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard Judo Montreal, Que.
Cynthia Appiah Bobsleigh Toronto, ON.
Darren Gardner Snowboarding Burlington, ON.
Dawn Richardson-Wilson Bobsleigh/Athletics Edmonton, Alta.
Eden Wilson Bobsleigh Calgary, Alta.
Ellie Black Gymnastics Halifax, N.S.
Florence Maheu Canoe-Kayak Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.
Gabriel Ferron-Bouius Para-Sprint Kayak Ottawa, ON.
Jackie Boyle Cycling Toronto, ON.
James Dunn Para-Ice Hockey Wallacetown, ON.
Jasmit Phulka Wrestling Abbotsford, B.C.
Javier Acevedo Swimming Toronto, ON.
Jordan Stewart Taekwondo Toronto, ON.
Kate O'Brien Para Cycling Calgary, Alta.
Kelsey Mitchell Cycling Sherwood Park, Alta.
Krissy Scurfield Rugby Canmore, Alta.
Kristen Bujnowski Bobsleigh Mount Brydges, ON.
Larissa Franklin Softball Maple Ridge, B.C.
Lisa Weagle Curling Ottawa, ON.
Lois Betteridge Canoe-Kayak Ottawa, ON.
Lucia Stafford Athletics Toronto, ON.
Madeleine Kelly Athletics Pembroke, ON.
Marie-Philip Poulin Hockey Beauceville, Que.
Marion Thénault Freestyle Skiing Sherbrooke, Que.
Melissa Humana-Paredes Beach Volleyball Toronto, ON.
Michelle Harrison Athletics Saskatoon, Sask.
Nate Riech Para-Athletics Victoria, B.C.
Orion Griffith-Edwards Bobsleigh Newmarket, ON.
Penny Oleksiak Swimming Toronto, ON.
Philip Kim Breaking Vancouver, B.C.
Pierce LePage Decathlon Whitby, ON.
Sam Schachter Beach Volleyball Richmond Hill, ON.
Sarah Douglas Sailing Toronto, ON.
Sarah Mitton Athletics Brooklyn, N.S.
Sarah Nurse Hockey Hamilton, ON.
Sarah Orban Cycling Calgary, Alta.
Sean McColl Sport Climbing North Vancouver, B.C.
Skylar Park Taekwondo Winnipeg, Man.
Steven Dubois Speed Skating Terrebonne, Que.
Tae Ku Park Taekwondo Winnipeg, Man.
Tammara Thibeault Boxing Shawinigan, Que.
Tyler Laidlaw Canoe Kayak Middle Sackville, N.S.
William Émard Gymnastics Laval, Que.