TORONTO (September 9, 2019) – Canadian Olympic champions and Tokyo 2020 bound athletes will be in Calgary on Saturday, September 14 to support the 100 athletes competing in the first-ever RBC Training Ground National Final.

RBC Training Ground, a program dedicated to identifying and supporting Canada’s future Olympians, will welcome 100 athletes to compete for funding and a spot on one of eight partner National Sport Organization teams. Based on their results, up to 30 top-performing athletes will officially be selected as RBC ‘Future Olympians’ – receiving funding and resources to pursue their Olympic dreams.

Media are invited for photo, interview and b-roll opportunities. Please RSVP to Josh Su at jsu@olympic.ca

WHO:

Jennifer Abel, London 2012 bronze medallist and Tokyo 2020 athlete, diving
Alanna Bray-Lougheed, Pan American champion, Tokyo 2020 hopeful, canoekayak
Patrick Chan, Olympic champion, figure skating
Melissa Humana-Paredes, Tokyo 2020 athlete, beach volleyball
Justin Kripps, Olympic champion, bobsleigh
Pierce LePage, Lima 2019 bronze medallist, Tokyo 2020 hopeful, athletics
Penny Oleksiak, Olympic champion and Tokyo 2020 hopeful, swimming

Eight Calgary natives will compete in the National Final. Visit rbctrainingground.ca for full list of participants.

WHEN:

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00am – 2:00pm MT – Media Availabilities

WHERE:

The Genesis Centre
7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, Alberta T3J 0C9

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca 

Brianne Sommerville, Senior Manager, Brand Communications
RBC
T: 437-228-5396
E: brianne.sommerville@rbc.com