International Women’s Day 2021: Team Canada celebrates athletes who #ChooseToChallenge

Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women. Putting a spotlight on a different theme each year, the 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. 

The COC has chosen to support the #ChooseToChallenge call to action by highlighting athletes and sport leaders who have done just that. 

Read the inspiring article featuring over 30 Team Canada’s Olympic hopefuls for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 here.

RBC Training Ground Instagram Launch

The RBC Training Ground team is excited to announce that earlier this month they’ve launched a brand new RBC Training Ground Instagram account (@rbctrainingground). They would love it if you could show the page some love – give it a follow, like the posts, and share a post or two to urge your own friends and fans to follow. It will be the new go-to place for amazing RBC Training Ground athlete stories, fitness and wellness tips from RBC Olympians, information on how to participate in the program, and much more.

Save the date: Game Plan Day in Canada May 12 2021

Open to all Game Plan eligible athletes, the virtual event will provide an interactive, half-day experience featuring keynotes, breakout sessions and networking with industry leaders from some of Canada’s top employers. Stay tuned to Game Plan’s social channels in the coming weeks for registration info! Details to come. For any questions, please reach out

Save Taxes, Save Money!

Game Plan would like to help you keep more of what you earn through tax planning. Proper tax planning can help you stretch your money and reach your financial goals sooner. Whether you are a self-employed athlete, unemployed, or employed, this high impact workshop, hosted by the Financial Literacy Counsel (FLC), will teach you valuable tax tips before the tax deadline. The webinar will be on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm ET. Register here!

Canadian Olympic School Program x Active for Life Article Series

Wrestling the sisterhood: Olympic gold medalist Carol Huynh on inclusion and athletic camaraderie

Five-foot-two Carol Huynh’s first true sporting love was basketball. As a tiny (but fierce and fast!) basketball player, she had no idea how her life would change when her rebellious older sister decided to join the traditionally male sport of freestyle wrestling.

“My sister inspired me to give wrestling a try,” says Huynh. “I saw how she grew in her confidence. She’s small—smaller than me!—but she always had a strong personality. Once she joined wrestling, she was suddenly strong physically too. I was in awe of her!”

Read the article here. Check out the Active for Life website in April and May to read articles featuring Olympian Adam Kreek on the topic of leadership and Olympian Karina Leblanc on the topic of following her own voice.

Olympians Supporting Olympians

Throughout this last year, our athletes have inspired us with their resilience and determination. They have found new ways to train and compete, while always prioritizing the health and safety of their communities. To provide extra support and encouragement to our athletes as they strive for their Olympic dream, generations of Team Canada Olympians have come together, donating to financial needs-based bursaries established by the Canadian Olympic Foundation. Along with the financial support, these bursaries have provided an extra vote of confidence for our athletes as they navigate the final months of preparation for the Tokyo and Beijing Games. Thank you to all of you who contributed. Stay tuned for the list of our inaugural recipients. If you would like to make an impact in our next round of bursaries, go to the official donation page.

Register for career enhancing online workshops

Support your future career choices and identify your strengths and passions by registering for Athlete365 Career+ Power Up online workshops. Open to all Olympians and delivered in multiple languages, the interactive workshops are led by Certified Educators and designed to help you transfer the traits, values and skills that made you an Olympian into your post-sport career. The next Power Up workshops will take place April 12-15 2021. For more information on the workshop timetable, how to sign up and the languages available, click here.

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