Seven Canoe Kayak Canada athletes join RBC Olympians Program

Posted By: Canoe Kayak Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO (JANUARY 17, 2018) – RBC recently announced 57 elite Canadian athletes as 2018 RBC Olympians. Among these athletes are seven canoe/kayak athletes, including Olympic bronze medalist Mark Oldershaw and two-time Olympian Michael Tayler.

Athlete Club Discipline
Mark Oldershaw Burloak Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Michael Tayler Ottawa River Runners Men’s kayak, slalom
Hannah MacIntosh Senobe Canoe Club Women’s canoe, sprint
Mark James Senobe Canoe Club Men’s canoe, sprint
Marshall Hughes Cheema Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
Alex Scott Maskwa Aquatic Club Men’s kayak, sprint
James Lavallee Toba Canoe Club Men’s kayak, sprint

The RBC Olympian program is a national initiative that offers top athletes the opportunity to focus on training and competing while receiving much-needed financial support. The athletes serve as community ambassadors, attending hundreds of community and charitable appearances and bringing the Olympic message of teamwork, excellence and leadership to communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

In addition, RBC Olympians have access to flexible work opportunities that provide practical job skills and experiences – helping them succeed both on and off the water. Since 2002, over 250 current and retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes have participated in the program, with some becoming full-time RBC employees.


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For more information, please contact:

Hannah Vaughan
Public Relations Coordinator
RBC Atlantic

Joannie Verret
Communication Coordinator
Canoe Kayak Canada