In collaboration with l’Excellence Sportive de l'Île de Montréal, we are very proud to present you our ambassadors and the rising athletes of 2021! It is a real honor to work with every single one of them and be part of their development. This great mix of national and international athletes is already a great inspiration for all of us, let them inspire you along the way.
Édouard started weightlifting in 2013 at the age of 17. He quickly got interested in that sport and involved in competitions. A little over one year later, he was chosen to participate in his first Canadian Senior Championship. In 2016, he obtained his first title as Canadian Senior Champion. He also participated in many international competitions (World’s Junior, Universiades, Pan American Championships, etc.).
I progressed a lot and the team has been an important factor in my success.
Between cross-country, road and track races, Patrice performs from the 3000m steeplechase to the marathon while pursuing his lawyer career as legal director at Absolunet, a Quebec technology company. He ended up 7th at the 2017 Francophonie Games and won the bronze medal at the 2017 Pan American Championships in the half-marathon. He took part in his first World Championship in 2018. Patrice was the ambassador of the Montreal Games from 2019 to 2021. He also shares his sport-study balance experience with a series of conferences on resilience during the pandemic for student-athletes of the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec.
No matter the difficulties encountered in training, I know that I will have quality care that will allow me to stay healthy and reach new levels.
Throughout the years, Pascal has progressed a lot. In the 2018 Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 5000m as a relay team. He obtained his first individual medal at the 2018 Gangneung World Cup in 2018. His main objectives are to participate in all the six yearly World Cups and to take part at the Beijing Olympics in 2022 in China.
For many years the team provided me with quality care in addition to playing a great role in the prevention of my injuries.
Sophiat Gracias Halidi, 20 years old, is an athlete born in Burkina Faso. She started practicing karate at the age of 10 and started competing at the age of 13. Since then she had the privilege to travel around the world and defend Canada’s colors. She particularly enjoys the strategy part in the fighting. Every new competition, new objective or new challenge during training is a way for her to improve herself and to reach, one step at the time, her ultimate goal to become world champion.