RBC Training Ground: Searching for the next Team Canada Athletes
Now in its fifth year, RBC Training Ground is back to look for the next generation of Team Canada athletes. Since 2016, the program has tested 8,000 athletes at more than 100 free local events across Canada. RBC Training Ground is an innovative, nationwide program that identifies and tests young Canadian amateur athletes through high-performance combines. Those identified as having high potential receive funding and other forms of support, they need to one day reach an Olympic podium. Canadian youth between 14 to 25 years old are able to participate at RBC Training Ground events. If you know an athlete who is in this age range, encourage them to register for an RBC Training Ground event near them! There are 13 free qualifying events across Canada; visit the website here for the schedule of events.
Apply now for a WOA Grant
You can now apply for grants of up to $5,000 USD for projects that benefit your community or your fellow Olympians. If you have an inspiring idea which could make the world a better place through sport, the World Olympians Association wants to help you to make it happen. Let us know if you are interested, and we can assist in submitting your application.
Social Media Request for Bell Let’s Talk Day
Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up on January 29th, and the digital team is looking for you to send us (@teamcanada) a 15 – 30 second video about what actions you take around mental health for:
- Your teammates
- People around you
- As a mentor for the next generation
Videos can be about one or more of these things, in English or French, and they can be vertical or horizontal. We encourage you to also share your video on your social channels on January 29th using #BellLetsTalk (and tag us so we can see)!
Reminder: Have you registered yet for OLY?
OLY gives public recognition to Olympians each time they write their name (e.g. on business cards, social media, CVs). If you have participated at the Olympic Games, apply now and join the community of more than 12,000 OLYs from all over the world. To register visit the website, or watch this video to find out more!