October 18, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – The guest list for the Celebration just got bigger, and with some marquee guests. National team coaches Dan Proulx, who led Canada to the #1 rank women’s mountain bike program in 2012, confirmed his presence for an event that keeps growing bigger and better every day. Proulx re-engineered the Canadian Mountain Bike Program since joining Cycling Canada, and showed yearly improvement in Canada’s international rankings while leading the team.
Gord Fraser, Canada’s Men Elite Road head coach, has also confirmed his presence. Fraser has had an extensive career wearing the Maple Leaf racing around the world, and is now the leader of the Men’s road cycling program in Canada. Fraser, the 2004 Canadian Road Race Champion, is one of Canada’s most prominent alumni, twice having won the NRC Points title in the United States. Fraser represented Canada at three Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004) and five Commonwealth Games (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
With the addition of these two high-profile guests, coaches from every cycling discipline will be in attendance at this event –road, track, mountain bike, bmx and para-cycling– which represents a great opportunity for up and coming riders and club/provincial coaches to ask questions, challenge and pick the brains of these decision makers.
The guest list is packed with Olympians and Paralympians, notably Catharine Pendrel, Tara Whitten, Clara Hughes, Joelle Numainville, Emily Batty, Jasmin Glaesser, Gillian Carleton, Joseph Veloce, Monique Sullivan, Laura Brown, Marie-Eve Croteau, Shelley Gautier, Marie-Claude Molnar, Jaye Milley, and many more.
Coaches present will be Jacques Landry, Dan Proulx, Gord Fraser, Tanya Dubnicoff, Eric Van Den Eynde, Denise Kelly, and Adam Muys.
The event gathering all these Olympians and Paralympians will be held on October 26, 2012 at the Arcadian Loft in Toronto, ON.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.