What’s new with our Olympians? Delve into their fascinating everyday lives through social media. Here’s a recap of 10 favourite posts this week via our Canadian Olympic athletes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Week of August 12-18, 2014


1. Sam Edney  had the privilege to spend time with the Stanley Cup…

…or was it the other way around?

#selfie with Stanley!!

A photo posted by Sam Edney (@samueledney) on

2. Happy in the big blue sea

Skier Dara Howell seems as comfy in the depths of the deep blue sea as she is on mountain tops.

swimmin' in the deep blue sea🐳 @redbull

A photo posted by darahowell (@darahowell) on

3. Travis Gerrit doesn’t mess around when it comes to stretching

Olympic silver medalist Elena giving me another good stretch at ballet today!

A photo posted by Travis Gerrits (@travisgerrits) on

4. Tessa VirtueJoannie Rochette and Kaitlyn Weaver together at last.

5. Justine gives new meaning to the Dufour-Lapointe Double.

Nothing tastes as good as Healthy Feels #gym #workhard #feelgood

A photo posted by Justine Dufour-Lapointe (@justinedufourlapointe) on

6. Max Parrot is not one to just sit around and wait for snow to come his way…

Why not go where the snow is… in Australia.

Snowboarding in Australia 🙌 @sebtoots @maxebz @antoine_truchon

A photo posted by Max Parrot (@maxparrot) on

7. Balance

So that’s how Jenna Blasman practices maintaining her balance on the board while flying down the hills.

Had a hoot trying to balance on the slack today with @kelseylawlor ! 😜 #thelittlethings

A photo posted by Jenna blasman (@jennabeaann) on

8. Jason Burnett – Just hangin’

Flipping high above a trampoline suddenly doesn’t look scary at all…

CN Tower Edge Walk today with the fam! @sierraapearson @devonpearson @chelslauren5 @logibear5

A photo posted by Jason Burnett (@jasonburnett_) on

9. Cold shower

Scott Moir is one of the Canadian Olympians who have decided to take on the Ice Bucket Challenge… and he certainly gave it his all!

#ALSIcebucketchallenge Challenge accepted @tessavirtue17 . Have fun boys @samueledney @jesslumsden .

A video posted by Scott Moir (@scottmoir14) on

10. Smiiiiiiiiiiiiiile!

Brought together for a Team McD’s photo shoot, Tessa BonhommeDrew Doughty and Marc-André Fleury are all smiles.

Photoshoot for McDonalds AtoMc hockey with my fellow ambassadors Drew Doughty and Marc-André Fleury! #McSelfie

A photo posted by Tessa Bonhomme (@tessab25) on


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