July 13, 2020
Introducing the 1st Karate Canada Athlete Council
From Karate Canada Athlete Representative and Athlete Council Chair, Chris de Sousa Costa.
Karate Canada is pleased to announce the formation of its inaugural Athlete Council. With representation from both kata and kumite, able-bodied and para athletes, and equal female / male split, the Athlete Council strives to be the collective voice of Karate Canada’s National Team Athletes. The Council will be meeting in the coming weeks to prioritize which issues facing our athletes must be addressed with the most urgency, and develop recommendations based on identified needs. The Athlete Council wants to assure the National Team that they are creating a safe space for Athletes to bring their questions, comments, and concerns forward, and that meaningful action will be taken. By keeping each other accountable and by truly living the “We Are One” mantra, we can enrich the athlete experience which will support podium success. The Council is looking forward to working with Karate Canada’s various stakeholders to bring solutions that will benefit all National Team Athletes in a transparent and collaborative manner.
2020 Athlete Council Composition
- Chris de Sousa Costa: Chair
- Nicholas Patrick Rivest: Vice-Chair
- Daphné Trahan-Perreault: Kata Member
- Guillaume Tremblay: Kumite Member
- Patricia Wright: Kata Member
- Parvin Mayan: Kumite Member
Yours in sport,
Chris de Sousa Costa
Athlete Representative, Karate Canada