Olympic medallists raise funds in Winnipeg to benefit Canada’s athletesOctober 26, 2012
WINNIPEG – 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 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
“I am proud to represent my fellow athletes here at the Gold Medal Plates gala in Winnipeg” said Winnipeg native and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Desiree Scott. “The money raised here tonight helps allow me and other Canadian Olympians achieve our 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 Jamie Salé (Figure Skating), Mary Dempster (Volleyball), Adam Kreek (Rowing), Mark Oldershaw (Canoe/Kayak), Susan Auch (Speed Skating), Curt Harnett (Cycling), Janine Hanson (Rowing), Rhiannon Leier (Swimming), Sandy Maskiw (Softball), Greg Joy (Athletics), Sue Holloway (Cross Country Skiing), Coleen Dufresne (Basketball), Desiree Scott (Football), Michelle Sawatzky-Koop (Volleyball), Tessa Bonhomme (Ice Hockey), Isabelle Charest (Speed Skating) and Carey Wilson (Ice Hockey) socialized with guests.
This year’s event featured chefs Kelly Cattani (Elements/Diversity), Darryl Crumb (Billabong Gastropub), Adam Donnelly (Segovia Tapas Bar & Restaurant), Tristan Foucault (Peasant Cookery), Melissa Hryb (Bridges Golf Course), Östen Rice (Wasabi Sabi), Michael Schafer (Sydney’s at the Forks) and Jamie Snow (Amici at Niakwa), competing to represent Winnipeg 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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