Happy New Year from SIRC!

2015 has been an exciting “Year of Sport”! We’ve been fortunate to see Canada and Canadian athletes excel on the sporting stage both at home and internationally. From hosting hugely successful international events like the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Pan and ParaPan American Games to our athletes’ successes on the field of play, our nation continues to build a strong reputation in sport around...Read more

Goodbye Sochi!

As the flame went out at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games , Canada stood third on the medal table. We accumulated 16 medals in total (7 Gold, 2 Silver and 7 Bronze). These games, exemplified by the slogan #WHATSTHERE , truly showed that the impossible can be possible. There were great moments that made these games memorable. Brian McKeever falling in the 1km visually impaired cross-country...Read more

Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston attended Cornell University where she played for their hockey team. In her first season she was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and was also a three time finalist for the top female player in NCAA hockey. When she graduated Rebecca was drafted by the Toronto Furies of the CWHL. Internationally Rebecca joined team Canada in 2007; she was part of the 2010 Olympic gold medal...Read more

Celebrating #WHATSTHERE

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were 17 days of jam-packed thrills expressed best in the slogan: #WEAREWINTER . The Games were filled with joyous moments, challenges, sportsmanship and national pride as we cheered on our Canadian athletes. There were plenty of great Olympic moments to be sure. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters took the top two spots in moguls; Alex Bilodeau and the women’s bobsleigh...Read more

E.J. Harnden

E.J. Harnden is the second on the Canadian Olympic Curling team. Harnden is lucky to share this amazing accomplishment with his brother Ryan who is the lead on the team. The family ties for curling run even deeper than that, when he attended the Brier in 2008 it was on a team skipped by his father Eric. He and his brother are also cousins to the current skip of Team Canada Brad Jacobs. The...Read more

Jean-Philippe Le Guellec

Jean-Philippe Le Guellec is definitely making fresh tracks for Canada in biathlon. Leading up to his third Olympic appearance in Sochi 2014 Jean-Philippe has made history by becoming the first Canadian man to win a World Cup medal back in 2012. Main goals of his athletic career have been to demonstrate Canada’s dominance in the sport of biathlon, and to inspire young athletes in fulfilling their...Read more

Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes

Sochi 2014 will be Mackenzie’s second appearance at the Olympics representing Team Canada. Still early in his ski jumping career, Mackenzie has already made Canadian history posting a jump of 205m back in 2013. That jump was the first time a Canadian had passed the 200m mark. With such an achievement on record there is no doubt that Clowes will do Canada proud when he takes to the hill in Sochi...Read more

Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes

Mackenzie participera à ses deuxièmes Jeux Olympiques en tant que représentant de l'équipe canadienne, lors des Jeux de Sotchi de 2014. Même s'il est encore au début de sa carrière en saut à ski, il a battu un record canadien en ayant fait un saut de 205 mètres en 2013. En effet, c'était la première dois qu'un Canadien dépassait le seuil des 200 mètres. Avec cet accomplissement, il n'y a aucun...Read more

Need For Speed

by Leigh Cove Algonquin College Sport Business Management Intern Ask Canadian luger BOBSLEIGH -The sled has brakes attached to its back runners manned by a brakeman and a steering mechanism of ropes connected to pivoting front runners controlled by a pilot. Newer bobsleds are being designed using Formula One racing technology to increase aerodynamics and cut down on crucial seconds. SKELETON -...Read more

Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid will be hard to miss when she makes her Olympic debut at the Sochi sliding centre. While her performance on the track will no doubt impress, leading up to the Games it has been her ‘day of the dead’ inspired helmet that’s been stealing the show. It was after 11 years of dance training that Reid switched over to the adrenaline fueled sport of skeleton. Last season she rose quickly...Read more