London 2012 Olympians, Paralympians and Builders Honoured with Diamond Jubilee Medal in Montreal

Friday, March 1, 2013

The contributions of 22 London 2012 Canadian Olympians, Paralympians and nine of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic Builders were celebrated through the presentation of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals at a special ceremony in Montreal.

While this ceremony is one of a series across Canada in which Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team members from last summer’s Olympic Games are being honoured with the Diamond Jubilee medal, it is the first ceremony at which Olympic Builders from the sport community have officially received their medals.

London 2012 Olympians

  • Stephanie Durocher, Synchronized Swimming
  • Jo-Annie Fortin, Synchronized Swimming
  • Tracy Little, Synchronized Swimming
  • Andreanne Morin, Silver Medallist, Rowing
  • Antoine Valois-Fortier, Bronze Medallist, Judo
  • Sergio Pessoa, Judo
  • Marie-Andree Lessard, Beach Volleyball
  • Pierre-Luc Hinse, Table Tennis
  • Annie Martin, Beach Volleyball
  • Lizanne Murphy, Basketball
  • Douglas Vandor, Rowing

London 2012 Paralympians

  • Norbert Murphy, Bronze Medallist, Archery
  • Lyne Tremblay, Archery
  • Michel Filteau, Athletics
  • Marie-Eve Croteau, Cycling
  • Robert Labbe, Cycling
  • Dominique Mainguy, Cycling
  • Marie-Claude Molnar, Bronze Medallist, Cycling
  • Bruno Hache, Goalball
  • Aurelie Rivard, Silver Medallist, Swimming
  • Elaine Allard, Wheelchair Basketball
  • Pierre Mainville, Wheelchair Fencing

In addition to the London 2012 Olympians, the ceremony specifically honoured nine individuals who, over the course of their careers in Canadian sport, have helped to build the Olympic movement and contributed to the overall success of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams in London and in preparation for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia 2014.

Canadian Olympic Committee Builders

  • Jean Grenier, Calgary 1988 Chef de Mission
  • Michael Chambers, Canadian Olympic Committee Immediate Past President, Atlanta 1996 Chef de Mission
  • Nathalie Lambert, Vancouver 2010 Chef de Mission
  • Jack Graham, Vice-Chair, Tennis Canada
  • Julia Rivard, Olympian, Canoe Kayak Canada Board Member

Canadian Paralympic Committee Builders

  • Michel Berube, Swimming coach of London 2012 Paralympians Camille Berube, Brianna Jennett-McNeill, Devin Gotell
  • Pierre Lamy, Swimming coach of Benoit Huot, winner of gold, silver and bronze medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • Peter Carpenter, Swimming coach of Valerie Grand’Maison, winner of one gold and two silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games
  • France Latendresse, Swimming coach of Aurelie Rivard, winner of a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

The Diamond Jubilee medals provide a unique opportunity to honour exceptional Canadians for their contributions to their fellow citizens, communities and country. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians from across the country and various walks of life will be recognized.

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