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.
|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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Canoe Kayak Canada