Alexandre Despatie

Alexandre Despatie

Adam van Koeverden on Alexandre Despatie:
I first met Alex at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. I was 22 and he was 19. Despite being a little older than Alex, I felt like I was meeting a steely veteran. He was already a multiple-time World and Commonwealth Games champion, a household name in Canada, and he seemed to be wise beyond his years. Our first encounter was just a high five or something at the Closing Ceremony in Athens, but in the coming weeks as we attended post-Olympic events back in Canada, I got to know a guy who was thoughtful, intelligent and a lot of fun to hang out with. Sure, I’ve taken my last strokes and Alex has moved on from diving, but every time I run into him it’s like I’m seeing my brother, someone that I looked up to and admired in 2004, and always will.

Iain Brambell

Iain Brambell

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with the lightweight men’s four Three-time Olympian finishing 5th in…

David Calder

David Calder

A rowing veteran on the international scene, David Calder competed in his fourth consecutive Olympic Games in 2012. Calder and partner Scott Frandsen finished in sixth place in the men’s coxless pairs event in London.

Jonathan Beare

Jonathan Beare

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games with the lightweight men’s four Three-time Olympian in the lightweight…

Sherraine Schalm

Sherraine Schalm

When she retired in 2013, Sherraine Schalm did so as Canada’s most decorated fencer, having won two of the country’s…

Daniel Nestor

Daniel Nestor

Olympic gold medallist Daniel Nestor made his fifth consecutive appearance at the Olympic Games in 2012. In London he competed in the men’s doubles tournament with partner Vasek Pospisil. The duo finished in ninth place.

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