Media Advisory: Team Canada’s Rio 2016 Athletes and Coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau for Celebration

Monday, October 31, 2016 — OTTAWA — On behalf of 36 million Canadians from coast to coast to coast, the Government of Canada will be hosting more than 250 Canadian athletes and coaches in Ottawa and Gatineau for a one-day celebration, commemorating their success at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The celebration begins with morning community events with local students and will conclude with an official visit to Parliament Hill.

Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities. The lists of athletes and coaches attending are available below.


Team Canada athletes will share their Olympic and Paralympic experience with local students and encourage them to be active through various sport demonstrations.


University of Ottawa – Montpetit Hall
75 Laurier Ave. E
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. ET – 9:30 a.m. ET – Opening Ceremony at University Square
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET – Sport activations at Montpetit Hall


Centre sportif de Gatineau – Gymnasium
850 Boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 7T7

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
9:00 a.m. ET – 9:30 a.m. ET – Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:00 a.m. ET – Sport activations

Note: Media interested in interviewing French speaking athletes are encouraged to attend the event in Gatineau.


Athletes and coaches will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Rio 2016 Games by all Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. A reception to follow in the Reading Room (237-C).

Select athletes and coaches will be available for scrums following the tribute.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Approximately 3:00 p.m. ET – 4:30 p.m. ET

House of Commons
Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Note: Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact

Rio 2016 Athletes and Coaches in Attendance


Archery Crispin Duenas
Archery Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard
Athletics Mathieu Bilodeau
Athletics Aaron *Brown
Athletics Alicia Brown
Athletics Lucas Bruchet
Athletics Brittany Crew
Athletics Derek *Drouin
Athletics Evan Dunfee
Athletics Crystal Emmanuel
Athletics Liz Gleadle
Athletics Iñaki Gomez
Athletics Nikkita Holder
Athletics Farah Jacques
Athletics Sekou Kaba
Athletics Segun Makinde
Athletics Noelle Montcalm
Athletics Carline Muir
Athletics Tim Nedow
Athletics Jessica O’Connell
Athletics Charles Philibert-Thiboutot
Athletics Anthony Romaniw
Athletics Andrea Seccafien
Athletics Gabriela Stafford
Athletics Taryn Suttie
Athletics Damian *Warner
Athletics Sage Watson
Athletics Chris Winter
Beach Volleyball Heather Bansley
Beach Volleyball Josh Binstock
Beach Volleyball Jamie Broder
Beach Volleyball Benjamin Saxton
Beach Volleyball Chaim Schalk
Beach Volleyball Kristina Valjas
Boxing Arthur Biyarslanov
Boxing Mandy Bujold
Boxing Ariane Fortin
CanoeKayak Slalom Cameron Smedley
CanoeKayak Slalom Michael Tayler
CanoeKayak Sprint Ryan Cochrane
CanoeKayak Sprint Mark de Jonge
CanoeKayak Sprint Hugues Fournel
CanoeKayak Sprint Émilie Fournel
CanoeKayak Sprint Kathleen Fraser
CanoeKayak Sprint Genevieve Orton
CanoeKayak Sprint Adam van Koeverden
Cycling Allison *Beveridge
Cycling Leandre Bouchard
Cycling Laura *Brown
Cycling Karol-Ann Canuel
Cycling Raphaël Gagné
Cycling Jasmin *Glaesser
Cycling Leah Kirchmann
Cycling Kirsti *Lay
Cycling Kate O’Brien
Cycling Georgia *Simmerling
Cycling Michael Woods
Diving Maxim Bouchard
Diving Roseline *Filion
Diving Philippe Gagné
Diving Pamela Ware
Fencing Joseph Polossifakis
Field Hockey Brenden Bissett
Field Hockey David Carter
Field Hockey Taylor Curran
Field Hockey Adam Froese
Field Hockey Jagdish Gill
Field Hockey Gordon Johnston
Field Hockey Antoni Kindler
Field Hockey Benjamin Martin
Field Hockey Sukhi Panesar
Field Hockey Mark Pearson
Field Hockey Matthew Sarmento
Field Hockey Iain Smythe
Football (Soccer) Stephanie *Labbe
Football (Soccer) Shelina *Zadorsky
Gymnastics (Artistic) Ellie Black
Gymnastics (Trampoline) Rosie *MacLennan
Gymnastics (Artistic) Scott Morgan
Gymnastics (Artistic) Shallon Olsen
Modern Pentathlon Melanie McCann
Rowing Julien Bahain
Rowing Will Crothers
Rowing Will Dean
Rowing Robert Gibson
Rowing Susanne Grainger
Rowing Brendan Hodge
Rowing Lindsay *Jennerich
Rowing Maxwell Lattimer
Rowing Jennifer Martins
Rowing Natalie Mastracci
Rowing Conlin McCabe
Rowing Cristy Nurse
Rowing Patricia *Obee
Rowing Nicolas Pratt
Rowing Lisa Roman
Rowing Christine Roper
Rowing Tim Schrijver
Rowing Antje von Seydlitz
Rowing Lauren Wilkinson
Rowing Eric Woelfl
Rowing Carling Zeeman
Rugby Sevens Ghislaine *Landry
Rugby Sevens Karen *Paquin
Sailing Jacob Saunders
Sailing Graeme Saunders
Sailing Nikola Girke
Sailing Lee Parkhill
Sailing Erin Rafuse
Sailing Luke Ramsay
Sailing Tom Ramshaw
Swimming Ryan Cochrane
Swimming Stephanie Horner
Swimming Yuri Kisil
Swimming Audrey Lacroix
Swimming Brittany *MacLean
Swimming Sandrine *Mainville
Swimming Kylie *Masse
Swimming Martha McCabe
Swimming Penny *Oleksiak
Swimming Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson
Swimming Kierra Smith
Swimming Markus Thormeyer
Swimming Michelle *Williams
Synchronized Swimming Jacqueline Simoneau
Synchronized Swimming Karine Thomas
Tennis Eugenie Bouchard
Triathlon Sarah-Anne Brault
Triathlon Amelie Kretz
Triathlon Tyler Mislawchuk
Triathlon Andrew Yorke
Weightlifting Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau
Weightlifting Pascal Plamondon
Wrestling Korey Jarvis
Wrestling Jasmine Mian
Wrestling Erica *Wiebe
Wrestling Dorothy Yeats

Olympic Coaches

Archery Joan McDonald
Athletics Charles Allen
Athletics Gerald Dragomir
Athletics Peter Eriksson
Athletics Richard Parkinson
Badminton Ram Nayyar
Beach Volleyball Steven Anderson
Beach Volleyball John May
Boxing Danielle Bouchard
CanoeKayak Slalom Michal Staniszewski
CanoeKayak Sprint Peter Martinek
Fencing Paul ApSimon
Fencing David Howes
Fencing Henri Sassine
Modern Pentathlon John Hawes
Modern Pentathlon Richard Maynard
Rowing Tom Morris
Sailing Kenneth Dool
Shooting Florin Marinache
Swimming Tom Johnson
Swimming Linda Kiefer
Swimming Ben Titley
Synchronized Swimming Lyne Piché
Taekwondo ShinWook Lim
Volleyball Vincent Pichette
Weightlifting Guy Marineau
Weightlifting Gilles Poirier

*denotes Rio 2016 medallist

Athletics Jennifer Brown
Athletics Jason Dunkerley
Athletics Renee Foessel
Athletics (guide) Joshua Karanja
Athletics Pamela LeJean
Athletics Jean-Philippe Maranda
Athletics Alister *McQueen
Athletics Ness Murby
Athletics Guillaume Ouellet
Athletics Marissa Papaconstantinou
Athletics Austin Smeenk
Athletics Tristan Smyth
Athletics Michelle *Stilwell
Athletics Kevin Strybosch
Athletics Curtis *Thom
Boccia Eric Bussière
Boccia Marco Dispaltro
Boccia (competition partner) Francine Hébert
Boccia Alison Levine
Canoe Christine Gauthier
Canoe Erica Scarff
Cycling Tristen *Chernove
Cycling Nicole Clermont
Cycling Shelley *Gautier
Cycling (pilot) Jean-Michel Lachance
Cycling Charles *Moreau
Cycling Michael *Sametz
Cycling Robbi Weldon
Cycling Ross *Wilson
Goalball Whitney Bogart
Goalball Amy Burk
Goalball Bruno Haché
Goalball Meghan Mahon
Goalball Blair Nesbitt
Goalball Douglas Ripley
Goalball Ahmad Zeividavi
Judo Priscilla Gagné
Judo Tony Walby
Rowing Curtis *Halladay
Rowing (coxswain) Kristen *Kit
Rowing Meghan *Montgomery
Rowing Victoria *Nolan
Sitting volleyball Chantal Beauchesne
Sitting volleyball Angelena Dolezar
Sitting volleyball Leanne Muldrew
Sitting volleyball Shacarra Orr
Sitting volleyball Tessa Popoff
Sitting volleyball Amber Skyrpan
Sitting volleyball Jolan Wong
Sitting volleyball Katelyn Wright
Swimming Camille Bérubé
Swimming Morgan Bird
Swimming Isaac Bouckley
Swimming Tammy Cunnington
Swimming Sabrina Duchesne
Swimming Alexander Elliot
Swimming Devin Gotell
Swimming Benoît *Huot
Swimming Nydia Langill
Swimming Jean-Michel Lavallière
Swimming James Leroux
Swimming Danial Murphy
Swimming Tess *Routliffe
Swimming Katarina *Roxon
Swimming Samantha Ryan
Swimming Abi Tripp
Swimming Nicolas-Guy *Turbide
Triathlon Stefan *Daniel
Triathlon Chantal Givens
Triathlon Christine Robbins
Wheelchair basketball David Eng
Wheelchair basketball Tracey Ferguson
Wheelchair basketball Erica Gavel
Wheelchair basketball Cindy Ouellet
Wheelchair basketball Amanda Yan
Wheelchair rugby Cody Caldwell
Wheelchair rugby Ian Chan
Wheelchair rugby Patrice Dagenais
Wheelchair rugby Travis Murao

Paralympic Coaches

Athletics John Allan
Athletics Kim Cousins
Athletics Peter Eriksson
Boccia Mario Delisle
Boccia César Nicolai
Canoe Marc Creamer
Sailing Ken Dool
Shooting Rick Ward
Sitting volleyball Nicole Ban
Sitting volleyball Christine Smyth
Swimming France Latendresse
Swimming Craig McCord


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