Opportunity to share experiences, develop career skills and receive
TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - RBC today announced its annual search for
current and recently-retired Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well
as Olympic and Paralympic team hopefuls, to participate in the RBC
Since 2002, the RBC Olympians Program provides elite athletes with
financial support, the opportunity to gain valuable career skills and
allows for the time necessary to train and compete on the world stage.
"The Program was a terrific experience that enabled me to gain work
experience, participate in community initiatives and train for the
London 2012 Olympic Games," said swimmer Scott Dickens, 2012 Canadian
Olympic Team member and RBC Olympian. "The support from RBC is
incredible - they understand the demands that athletes face and work
proactively to help us be successful in sport as well as in the
boardroom. It's unlike any other athlete support program."
RBC is looking for a number of current and recently-retired Olympic and
Paralympic athletes, as well as Olympic and Paralympic team hopefuls to
apply for the RBC Olympians Program for a two-year contract beginning
in October 2013. The deadline for applications is June 24, 2013. More
information about the RBC Olympians Program can be found at https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/.
The RBC Olympians Program encourages athletes to act as community
ambassadors in cities and towns across Canada — to share past
experiences and Olympic accomplishments with students, communities,
clients and employees. These athlete ambassadors work to champion and
raise awareness about the importance of sport in daily life, inspiring
the next generation to be physically active, make healthy decisions and
participate in sports, no matter the level.
"Sharing my story with Canadians is such a rewarding experience," said
Carla MacLeod, 2010 & 2006 Olympic gold medalist in Ice Hockey and RBC
Olympian. "RBC really understands what athletes need to move forward
and this program is a perfect marriage in terms of sport and life
Committed to supporting amateur sport in Canada from grassroots to
elite-level athletes, RBC has had over 185 Olympic and Paralympic
athletes participate in the program. Some of the athletes who have
participated include: Jennifer Botterill, gold medalist in Ice Hockey
at the 2010, 2006 and 2002 Olympic Games; Shelley-Ann Brown, silver
medalist in Bobsleigh at the 2010 Olympic Games; Scott Frandsen, 2-time
Olympian in Rowing, and silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games;
Jared Funk, silver medalist in 2004 and bronze medalist in 2008 at the
Paralympic Games in Wheelchair Rugby; and Kara Grant, 2-time Olympian
in Modern Pentathlon, 2004 and 2008.
RBC and Amateur Sport
As Canada's longest-standing supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team
since 1947, RBC proudly continues its sponsorship through to London
2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. RBC also sponsored the Vancouver 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.
Supporting amateur sport, from grassroots programs in local communities
to national sport associations, RBC helps in the development of amateur
athletes who compete at home and abroad. RBC is also a premier sponsor
of Hockey Canada. Visit rbc.com/sponsorship. Follow us on Twitter @RBCOlympic.
For further information:
For more information or to arrange an interview with an RBC Olympian, contact:
Jackie Braden, Brand & Corporate Citizenship Communications, RBC, 416 974-1724