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Olympians around K-Town

You might bump into some Canadian Olympians today in Kelowna, as 10 are set to take part in festivities during the Canadian Culinary Championships.

The event has raised millions of dollars for Canada's Olympic program.

Those taking part include:

  • Ashleigh McIvor, Freestyle Skiing, Olympic Gold Medallist - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Curt Harnett, Cycling-Track, Four-Time Olympian and Olympic Silver and Two-Time Bronze Medallist - Atlanta 1996, Barcelona 1992, Seoul 1988, Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympic Games
  • Curtis Myden, Swimming, Three-Time Olympian and Three-Time Olympic Bronze Medallist - Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996, Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympic Games
  • Dylan Armstrong, Athletics, Two-Time Olympian and Olympic Bronze Medallist – Beijing 2008, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
  • Karen Clark, Synchronized Swimming, Olympic Silver Medallist – Atlanta 1996 Olympic Summer Games
  • Kristi Richards, Freestyle Skiing, Two-Time Olympian - Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Lindsay Jennerich, Rowing, Two-Time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist – Rio 2016, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games
  • Lucas Makowsky, Speed Skating – Long Track, Two-Time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medallist – Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games
  • Maëlle Ricker, Snowboard, Four-Time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medallist – Sochi 2014, Vancouver 2010, Turin 2006, Nagano 1998 Winter Olympic Games
  • Patricia Obee, Rowing, Two-Time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist – Rio 2016, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games

“We are pleased to welcome 10 of our Canadian Olympians to our 2018 event in Kelowna,” said Stephen Leckie, CEO of Gold Medal Plates. “As we head into our eighth year of the Canadian Culinary Championships, we are happy to know that Gold Medal Plates and the Canadian Culinary Championships events have raised more than $12 million to help our athletes compete. 

"We look forward to cheering on our athletes during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, starting in one week today!”



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