Born Ready. Worn Proudly: Joyful Moments from the PyeongChang Olympics
As the Games come to a close, take a look back at all that Team Canada has achieved.
One of the biggest Canadian stories of the PyeongChang Olympics is the gold medal win in ice dancing by superstars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. It’s the pair’s fifth Olympic gold, which makes them officially the most decorated Olympic figure skaters in history. Celebrate their success with them, and read on for more moments from our athletes that will make you proud.
HBC has partnered with Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe to cover the action in PyeongChang. Follow her at @laurenhowe for an inside look at the Olympic Village and beyond. Here is Lauren with figure skating double medalist Eric Radford (@ericradford85), fresh off his historic win as the first openly gay athlete to claim Olympic gold.
Freestyle skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe (@justinedufourlapointe) was this excited to become a now two-time Olympic medalist. We love her tuque!
Two HBC Bursary athletes took home Olympic gold, and we are honoured to be a part of their success. Justin Kripps (@justinkripps) shared his bobsleigh gold moment with his mother, who traveled all the way to PyeongChang to watch Justin compete with his bobsleigh partner Alexander Kopacz.
And HBC Bursary Athlete Mikael Kingsbury (@mikaelkingsbury) found himself at the top of the podium after an extraordinary performance in the freestyle skiing moguls event. In his own words, “Dream coming true!”
The HBC Athlete Bursary Program will award 50 Canadian athletes $10,000 annually. Beginning in 2016, it’s a $2.5 million investment that provides bursary recipients with sustainable funding over the next five years. Athletes can invest the dollars toward activities that will benefit their development, such as international competition, sport science support, daily training programs, new equipment, coaching and nutrition. Athletes can also use the bursary to offset personal expenses, like rent and transportation, which can be challenging as full-time training rarely leaves room for full-time employment.