TORONTO (November 22, 2018) – On Thursday, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) announced four-time Olympian, Olympic medallist and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) President, Tricia Smith, was named a winner of their 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 award.

WXN is a member-based organization dedicated to the advancement, development and recognition of professional women in Canada. Since 2003, they have recognized 1004 different women from across the country who contribute to their organizations, fields and communities with their Top 100 Award.

Smith, along with this year’s 99 other honourees, will be recognized at the WXN awards gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday evening.

QUOTES:

“I am extremely honoured to have my work in sport recognized in this way; work inspired by my belief in the power of sport, the example it sets, its values, and the importance of preserving its integrity for the benefit of all. Nothing builds and brings together individuals, communities and societies quite like sport. Sincere congratulations to all of the other incredible recipients.”

Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

“Tricia has demonstrated throughout her career how the lessons learned, and opportunities gleaned through sport can empower women to do great things. Her tireless commitment to standing up for Olympic values, in particular integrity and fairness, in all she does is to be admired and emulated. Congratulations Tricia, and all this year’s honourees on receiving this wonderful recognition.”

Robin Brudner, Interim CEO & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee

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