TORONTO (October 12, 2017) – On Saturday, October 14, 2017, 100 of Ontario’s most promising young athletes will test their strength, speed and endurance in front of officials from 11 Olympic sports with the hope of earning funding for their Olympic dream from RBC.

All participants at the Ontario Regional Final were identified as top performers at local qualifying events in Toronto, St. Catharines, Milton, and Kingston over the past several months.

RBC, in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, 11 National Sport Federations and CBC Sports, held dozens of events nationwide to identify promising athletes and put them on a path to the Olympic Games.

Top performers can get recruited into national development programs and receive funding from RBC to support their training. The winners of the five regional finals will also earn a trip to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Several Canadian Olympians will also be in attendance at the regional final to mentor the participants.

Media are invited for video, photo, and interview opportunities.

WHO:

Ontario’s top 100 regionally qualified athletes
Aaron Brown, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, Athletics
Curt Harnett, three-time Olympic medallist, Track Cycling
Korey Jarvis, Rio 2016 Olympian, Wrestling
Karina LeBlanc, London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, Soccer
Brittany MacLean, Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, Swimming

Note: All Olympians participating in the event are available for interviews in advance of the event or on-site.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
875 Morningside Ave
Toronto, ON

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For more information, please contact:

Josh Su, Coordinator, Communications
Tel: 416-324-4303 / Cell: 647-464-4060
Email: jsu@olympic.ca

Photi Sotiropoulos, Director, Communications and Media Relations
Tel: 416-324-4298 / Cell: 416-476-9174
Email: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca