October 28-31, 2010
Gatineau, QC
Ch‚teau Cartier

 

The Forum is the largest and most inclusive gathering of Canadaís national team athlete representatives outside of competition. It brings together Canadaís high performance athletes and sport leaders to learn about the sport system, develop leadership skills, share ideas and network through interactive workshops, seminars and presentations.
 
The 2010 AthletesCAN Forum will feature some of the countryís top sport leaders discussing crucial topics currently impacting the Canadian sport landscape.  The event promises interactive sessions on engaging subjects including a 2010 Games debrief; a look into the Games to come in 2012 and 2015; and new Athlete Leadership modules and workshops covering everything from mentorship to sponsorship and sport dispute resolution to athletes on bid committees.
 
AthletesCAN will cover the costs for travel, meals and accommodation for one able-bodied and one disabled athlete representative from each sport to attend the Forum.

 
 
KidsCAN School Day is a recent addition to the AthletesCAN Forum. The day is an opportunity for school children in the host community to meet with national team athletes, try a variety of sports and learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyles. KidsCAN School Day will be held on October 28, one day before Forum sessions begin.
 

AthletesCANís 5th annual KidsCAN School Day is shaping up to be an exciting opportunity for Gatineau youth to experience some of the countryís top high performance athletes for a day of sport, physical activity and interaction. Since its inception in 2006, AthletesCANís KidsCAN School Day events have enabled over 120 national team athletes including Olympians and Paralympians, to reach over 16,500 school children from Whitehorse, Yukon to Fredericton, New Brunswick with messages of inspiration and determination.

 


Testimonials

 I had the most unbelievable experience at the KidsCAN School Day this year in Mississauga. I could see myself years ago in all those incredibly excited faces when I was just dreaming of one day becoming an Olympian. I would have done anything to have met our Canadian athletes at that age. The inspiration and motivation that KidsCAN School Day gave all of us at the end of the day meant more to me than any medal. I didn't think it was possible, but it made me love sport even more. Working and playing with those kids really showed me how truly powerful and effective sport can be in bringing us all together to build healthier, stronger communities across our country.

Alexandra Orlando, 2008 Olympian

Rhythmic Gymnastics

 
 
During my time in Whitehorse I had the privilege to visit local and outlining schools during the KidsCAN School Day and to be quite honest Iím not sure who was more motivated after our visits - the athletes or the students.  These visits were some of the most profound speaking engagements Iíve ever had the honour of participating in.  My fondest memory was the fact that neither the presenter nor the audience wanted the sessions to end which was most evident at the completion of final visit where we stayed for well over an hour playing indoor soccer with the students.  I canít think of a better way to end any public speaking session as an athlete!

Iain Brambell, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Menís Rowing

 


 
 
 
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