Thank You For Giving Back

Team Canada athletes have always been incredible role models for youth across Canada. The journey to becoming an elite athlete is a long and tireless one; it requires hard work, determination, resilience, and a lot of heart. It is filled with wins, losses, heartbreak, celebrations, and years of effort. Along the way, you learn how to handle these situations, and how to overcome setbacks in order to meet your final goal: The Olympic Games. 

During these uncertain times, sharing your experiences with children across Canada can provide them with the inspiration, connection and strength they need. Your messages of resiliency, perseverance and determination can bring together the nation. We are all #TeamCanada not only demonstrates unity, it is a motivational catalyst for others to join the movement in giving back to the community as well.

New Education Resources

As the summer begins to approach, you may be planning some exciting new at-home adventures for the children in your life. For those that are still searching for some activities, we are here to help! 

Here is a list of Olympic-themed activities to get the summer started:

June 2020 Olympic Activity Calendar 

In collaboration with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, we are proud to present the new June 2020 Olympic Activity Calendar. This new and improved calendar is filled with celebrations for the whole family to enjoy, and will uploaded on Monday June 1. 

  • June is Pride month! Celebrate Pride by participating in weekly fitness classes + Q & A sessions with some Team Canada athletes. 
  • What about June 23rd? That’s right, it is Olympic Day! Celebrate by getting active and living the Olympic Values. 

Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge Cards 

In collaboration with Basketball Canada and Skateboard Canada, we are excited to share with you two new Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge Cards. Featuring activities that can be done at home, learn some basketball skills or try to skateboard with these new resources. 

CBC Kids News 

How are Olympic athletes coping with the coronavirus pandemic? CBC Kids News spoke to four Canadian athletes hoping to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 about how they’re maintaining their sport and their motivation while physical distance.

Surfer Bethany Zelasko, climber Sean McColl, skateboarder Matt Berger and karateka Haya Jumaa all compete in sports that are supposed to make their Olympic debut in Japan next summer. They’re all living in different circumstances, but are staying positive and active.

In this series of four articles, they share tips for kids and some of the things that are keeping them going during these uncertain times. As an added bonus, CBC Kids News contributor Arjun Ram played 20 questions with each of them, trying to guess their sport. He got them all except one! Check it out here.

Celebrate Pride Virtually with Team Canada

Train at home with a Team Canada athlete

Hosted by PrideTO, Presented by Team Canada and You Can Play

Team Canada and You Can Play are partnering with Pride Toronto to present a live streamed 1 hour long workout session and Q&A with our incredible Team Canada Athletes! These sessions will take place every Wednesday for the month of June, from 12:30-1:30 PM ET. 

Start off by asking your favourite Team Canada OneTeam Ambassadors some questions live, and then get into a Pride Themed workout with them! These home based workouts will last approximately 30 – 40 minutes. 

Our first session on June 3rd will be hosted by Olympian Marnie McBean! Join her for a bodyweight workout following an Olympic Rowers Story theme.

For more information on how to tune in and what athletes to follow along with next, visit Team Canada’s Facebook Page.

Panel Discussion Presented by the Canadian Olympic Committee and You Can Play

Join Team Canada and You Can Play athletes for an extensive panel discussion to celebrate Pride month, with Marnie McBean, Krystina Alogbo, Anastasia Bucsis, and Denis Vachon. 

On June 18th from 1:30 PM ET to 2:30 PM ET, ask live questions directly to four different Team Canada Athletes as they discuss Allyship, making it “easier” for the next generation of LGBTQ+ Athletes, what they are proud of, inclusion, and how We Are All Team Canada. 

For more information on how to tune in, visit Team Canada’s Facebook Page.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students Workshop Presented by Olympian Eric Radford

Hosted by PHE Canada, join a series of free, virtual professional development workshops to support and advance quality learning both now, under the current at-home learning environment, and when school returns. 

On June 11th from 12:00 PM ET to 1:00 PM ET, join Eric Radford as he provides insights on supporting LGBTQ+ students in both the school and sport environment. For more information on how to register, visit the PHE Canada website here.

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