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Pride Month with Team Canada
On June 18th, Team Canada and You Can Play athletes joined together for an extensive panel discussion to celebrate Pride month, hosted by Anastasia Bucsis, OLY. Marnie McBean, OLY, Krystina Alogbo, Denis Vachon and Georges Laraques discussed Allyship, making it “easier” for the next generation of LGBTQ+ Athletes, what they are proud of, inclusion, and ultimately, how We Are All Team Canada. Watch their conversation here.
Team Canada and You Can Play also partnered with Pride Toronto and Sportsnet to present workout sessions and Q&A discussions with incredible Team Canada athletes! Be sure to check out the conversations with Marnie McBean, Denis Vachon, Eric Mitchell, and Krystina Alogbo.
Hudson’s Bay and Team Canada Celebrate Summer with the Canada Day Games
With the Tokyo Olympic Games on hold, Hudson’s Bay and Team Canada athletes are celebrating our Canadian pride and the best of summer with the Canada Day Games! On July 1, Canadians are encouraged to wear their Team Canada Collection gear, available at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com, and participate in eight fun, lighthearted (but still competitive) outdoor events including: Speed Sunscreening, the Burger Flip, Pairs Ice Cream Eating, Sprinkler Jump, Freestyle Strutting, Pool Noodle Javelin, Synchronized Celebrating, and Artistic Sparkler Dancing.
To kick start the competition, Hudson’s Bay enlisted Canadian athletes including Antoine Valois-Fortier (Judo/Burger Flip), Christabel Nettey (Athletics/Sprinkler Jump), Heather Bansley (Beach Volleyball/Speed Sunscreening), Jennifer Abel (Diving/Artistic Sparkler Dancing), Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Freestyle Skiing/Pairs Ice Cream Eating), Khamica Bingham (Athletics/Freestyle Strutting), Sean McColl (Sport Climbing/Pool Noodle Javelin) and Skylar Park (Taekwondo/Synchronized Celebrating) who will show off their skills and set the bar for the friendly competition. Canadians can join in on the fun by sharing on social media using #CanadaDayGames and tagging @HudsonsBay. Tune into Hudson’s Bay’s Instagram story on Wednesday, July 1, for the opening ceremonies. Stretch, compete and make Canada proud!
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Three Things Consulting in collaboration with Team Canada, hosted a panel on June 21st to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. This conversation was hosted by Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller and covered stories as well as shared experiences of Indigenous athletes in Canada. Waneek was joined by Mary Spencer, Spencer O’Brien, Jesse Cockney, Michael Linklater, and president of the COC, Tricia Smith. That discussion can be found here.
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