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100 Athletes to Compete at RBC Training Ground National Final in Toronto

TORONTO (November 23, 2023) – On Saturday, December 2, several Team Canada medalists and RBC Olympians will be in Toronto to support the 100 athletes competing in the RBC Training Ground National Final. 

Now in its eighth year, RBC Training Ground is a national talent identification and athlete-funding program dedicated to finding and funding the next generation of Canadian Olympians. This year, more than 2,200 athletes from across the country participated at RBC Training Ground events in front of 12 National Sport Organization (NSO) partners. At each event, participants perform speed, strength, power, and endurance benchmark testing. Since the program’s inception, 13 RBC Training Ground athletes have competed at two Olympic Games, and together they’ve brought home a collective seven medals. 

Media are invited for photo, interview and b-roll opportunities. Please RSVP to Brian Findlay at 


Jackie Boyle – Track Cycling 
Alexis Cronk – Rowing 
Bret Himmelman – Canoe 
Pierce LePage – Decathlon 
Sean McColl – Sport Climbing 
Kelsey Mitchell – Track Cycling 
Sarah Mitton – Shot put 
Julia Lilley-Osende – Canoe 
Tammara Thibeault – Boxing
Avalon Wasteneys – Rowing 
Evan MacInnis (RBC Training Ground Technical Director)
100 RBC Training Ground Olympic hopefuls 


Saturday, December 2, 2023
8:30am – 3:30pm


International Centre, Hall 4
6900 Airport Rd, 
Mississauga, ON 
L4V 1E8



Peter​ Saltsman, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-382-6986

Fiona Anderson, Senior Manager, Brand Communications 
T: 437-991-2173

Brian Findlay
Stellick Marketing Communications
T: 416-802-4062

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