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LAURIANE ROUGEAU
HOCKEY

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KELLY FITZSIMMONS
MODERN PENTATHLON

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CHRISTINE RICHARDSON
RACQUETBALL

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JOHN LESLIE
PARA SNOWBOARD

Years on National Team: 8

Term as Athlete Rep: 2018/2019

Rep Highlight: AthletesCAN forum in Ottawa, Sept 2019. Between the knowledge provided and contacts it was an amazing forum to get me up to speed as an athlete rep. 

Career Highlight: 2x Paralympics, 2x XGames, 3x Dewtour, three world cup podiums 

Favourite Quote: "Dont cling to a mistake just because you spent alot of time making it." -Unknown

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SARAH-ANNE BRAULT
TRIATHLON

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TREVOR HIRSCHFIELD
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY

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BO HEDGES
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

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ANNIE FOREMAN-MACKEY
CYCLING

Years on National Team: 5
Term as Athlete Rep: Dec. 2019 - Dec. 2020
Career Highlights: 2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze, 2016 Canadian Road Champion, 2016 World Championships Bronze, 2019 World Cup Silver Medal
Favourite Quote: “Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar // Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking.” – Antonio Machado
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ADAM DUKOVICH
BOCCIA

Years on the National Team: 12 

Term as Athlete Rep : March 2016 - March 2020

Career Highlights : Bronze at 2010 World Championships, gold at 2011 Parapanam Games, and silver at 2015 Parapanam Games.

Favourite Quote : "When you get knocked down, get right back up."

Photo Credit: Boccia Canada

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NATASHA BODNARCHUK
SKI JUMPING

Years on National Team: 1
Term as Athlete Rep: Apr. 2017 - Apr. 2019 (2 years)
Rep Highlights: Attending AthletesCAN Forum!
Career Highlights: Top 10 in Summer Grand Prix Czech Republic 2017. Competed in World Championships in Lahti, Finland in 2017.
Favourite Quote: "You always have another chance to make your dreams come true, as long as that is what you still want.”
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BRADY LEMAN
SKI CROSS

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MARK ARENDZ
PARA CROSS-COUNTRY SKI
PARA-BIATHLON

Years on National Team: 12
Term as Athlete Rep: 2013 - Present
Career Highlights: 6 medals from the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze), 5 medals from the 2017 World Para-Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finsterau, Germany (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze), 2 medals from the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Favourite Quote: “How do you move a Mountain? One stone at a time”
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CHRIS BEGG
BASEBALL

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STACEY WELDON
CLIMBING

Years on National Team: 15
Term as Athlete Rep: May 2018 - May 2022 (4 years)
Rep Highlights: I am the first elected athlete representative for the CEC.
Career Highlights: 12th Place Chongqing World Cup, 2015. 7th Place, Youth Worlds 2002+2004.
Favourite Quote: As I transition out of my role as a competitive climber, I am excited to stay involved in the competition climbing world as the CEC’s first elected athlete representative.  I am looking forward to a lot of positive change within our organization over the next few years, and am excited for climbing’s debut in the 2020 Olympics.
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ALEX-ANNE GAGNON
FREESTYLE SKI

Years on National Team: 5
Term as Athlete Rep: Dec. 2017 - Present 
Career Highlights: Almost qualifying for the Pyeongchang Olympics, but I still got the chance to go there and cheer for my teamates.
Favourite Quote: You can accomplish anything you want if you put all your efforts in.
Photo Credit: Freestyle Canada 
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MICHELLE LI
BADMINTON

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ANDREA PROSKE
ROWING

Years on National Team: 3
Term as Athlete Rep: 2018 - 2020
Career Highlights: Silver at World Cup 3 2018, Bronze at World Cup 3 2019, 6th at World Championships 2018
Rep Highlight: Initiating and leading the #RowToTokyo Fundraising Campaign, which successfully raised $37k in donations towards Food Cards to help fuel our National Team athletes leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Favorite Quote: Going fast backwards, chasing down Tokyo 2020 dreams.

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INA FORREST
WHEELCHAIR CURLING

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CHARLES PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOT
ATHLETICS

Years on National Team: 7 years

Term as Athlete Rep: May 2018- May 2020

Career Highlights: 3rd Pan American Games Toronto 2015, Olympic semi-finalist, 3x National champion

Rep Philosphy: Being an athlete rep is a chance for me to work for the athletes, to make sure that transparency and athlete's rights are at the forefront or our federation's decisions. I also think is it necessary to use this role to enable communication between athletes at large, to make sure they understand what are their rights, and also educate them and give them the tools needed to perform and deal with issues that may come to them. It is also a chance for me to promote and work towards an athlete centered culture in sports at large, and help the sport of athletics in Canada take a stand in global issues like harassment, doping and unfair governance.

Photo Credit: Canadian Olympic Committee

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DIANA MATHESON
COC ATHLETES' COMMISSION

Sport: Soccer

Years on National Team: 16

Term as Athlete Rep: 1

Rep Highlight: Newly appointed

Career Highlight: Olympic bronze medal in London 2012 and Rio 2016

Favourite Quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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ROSS WILSON (VICE-CHAIR)
CPC ATHLETES' COUNCIL

Sport: Para Cycling (Track)
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