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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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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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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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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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ALISON LEVINE
CPC ATHLETES' COUNCIL

Years on the National Team: 6
Term: 2018-2022
Career highlights: Achieving second in the world ranking 
Favourite Quote: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela
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PHILIPPE MARQUIS
COC ATHLETES' COMMISSION

Years on National Team: 12 (retired)
Term: 1 Year (Elected to Commission after 2018 Pyeongchang Games)
Rep Highlights: Getting to work with a group of amazingly diverse and engaged athletes from across Canada. Leading the Communication bucket.
Career Highlights: 2015 FIS World Championship silver medallist (dual moguls), FIS World Cup winner in Ruka, Finland (2014) and Are, Sweden (2012), 9th at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games , 20th at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

Favourite Quote: "Keep Fighting"
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ROB ARMSTRONG
CPC ATHLETES' COUNCIL

Years on the National Team: 5
Term: 2018-2022
Career highlights: 2017 world champs & 2018 Paralympics

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