Olympic medallists raise funds in Calgary to benefit Canada’s athletesOctober 25, 2012
CALGARY – The Canadian Olympic Foundation is proud to partner for another year of successful Gold Medal Plates fundraising events. The cross-country series of fundraisers continued tonight in Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre.
“I’m very proud to be here tonight, supporting such an important cause,” said 2004 Olympic Gymnastics gold medallist Kyle Shewfelt. “The funds we raise here tonight will help support so many athletes’ Olympic dreams.”
“Events like this are helping us build the Canadian Olympic Foundation into Canada’s leading philanthropic organization funding sport and high performance athletes,” said Canadian Olympic Foundation Chair and Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut. “We are very pleased to partner with Gold Medal Plates on another year of first-class events, benefiting our Olympic heroes.”
Canadian Olympians Shewfelt, Allan Coulter (Volleyball), Cassie Campbell (Ice Hockey), Lesley Reddon (Ice Hockey), Michelle Cameron Coulter (Synchronized Swimming), Cheryl Bernard (Curling), Carolyn McRorie (Curling), Corinne Morris (Curling), Denny Morrison (Speed Skating), Susan O’Connor (Curling), Warren Shouldice (Freestyle Skiing), Blythe Hartley (Diving), Heather McDermid (Rowing), Jamie Gregg (Speed Skating), Susan Auch (Speed Skating), Jeffrey Christie (Luge), Stefan Read (Ski Jumping), Shannon Rempel (Speed Skating), Devon Kershaw (Cross Country Skiing), Rosannagh MacLennan (Trampoline), Diane Jones Konihowski (Athletics), Mike Brown (Swimming), Glenys Bakker (Curling), Constantine Kudaba (Water Polo), Michael Robertson (Snowboard), Thomas Grandi (Alpine Skiing), Jason Parker (Speed Skating), Sara Renner (Cross Country Skiing), Isabelle Charest (Speed Skating), Brittany Schussler (Speed Skating), Leah Callahan (Wrestling), Nathan Gafuik (Gymnastics), Kristina Groves (Speed Skating), Jaimie Dawson (Badminton), Adam Wong (Gymnastics), Jesse Lumsden (Bobsleigh), Jamie Salé (Figure Skating) and Devon Diggle (Water Polo) socialized with guests.
This year’s event featured chefs Shaun Desaulniers (Belgo), Cam Dobranski (Brasserie & Wine Bar Kensington), Kyle Groves (Catch Restaurant & Oyster Bar), Eden Hrabec (Crazyweed Kitchen), Kenny Kaechele (Township/Canvas), Andrew Keen (Chop Steakhouse), Justin Labossiere (NOtaBLE), Xavier Lacaze (HOME Tasting Room), Justin Leboe (Model Milk), Duncan Ly (Raw Bar), competing to represent Calgary at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna in February.
Net proceeds from the event support high performance athletes through programs such as Own the Podium.
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