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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.

Ian Millar

Ian Millar

At London 2012, Ian Millar set a record by becoming the first athlete in any sport, from any nation, to compete in 10 Olympic Games.

Keith Morgan

Keith Morgan

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Four-time Olympian Went to the 2008 Olympic Games after retiring in 2005 and subsequently announcing his return to…

Lesley Thompson-Willie

Lesley Thompson-Willie

Lesley Thompson-Willie, from London, ON, is a legendary coxswain of the Canadian women’s eight rowing team. She won a silver medal at London 2012, making her a five-time Olympic medallist and seven-time Olympian.

Timothy Berrett

Timothy Berrett

Getting to know… Born in Britain, he came to Canada in 1987 on a Canadian Rhodes Foundation Scholarship Graduated in…

Buffy Williams

Buffy Williams

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Three-time Olympian winning a bronze medal in the women’s eight in 2000, 4th in both 2008 and 2004…

Susan Nattrass

Susan Nattrass

Competing internationally since 1969, Susan Nattrass has been a pioneer for women’s trap shooting. In her Olympic debut at Montreal…

Simon Whitfield

Simon Whitfield

Tyler Mislawchuk on Simon Whitfield: A four-time Olympian, an Olympic champion and an Opening Ceremony flag bearer are the results of being able to perform at the highest level on the day that it counts. I believe what Simon Whitfield did for Canadians through the sport of triathlon is incredible. His relentless pursuit of excellence was inspirational to Canadians in all walks of life. He exemplified that hard work and dedication make it possible to turn a dream into a reality, whatever those aspirations might be. Simon didn’t just talk about the relentless pursuit; he lived it, evidenced by his ability to remain at the top of his sport over two decades. I am extremely honoured to call Simon an incredible athlete, mentor and friend.