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Ambassador Program

Here at Elevate Me we are big believers in supporting and encouraging people to be physically active. Hiking, cycling, river rafting, doesn't matter ? we believe it is important to simply be active. However for those more serious athletes among us, we wanted to walk the talk so we created an ambassador program for athletes. Amateur athletes are all about chasing dreams and fighting battles. The dreams are about getting to the podium. The battles are what they face getting there. We want to give back to the amateur athletes who sacrifice some of the best years of their life chasing a dream. In our own small way, we want to help them to reach their goals and so we are pleased to have young athletes part of our Ambassador program.

We're pleased to have these past and present Ambassadors as part of the Elevate Me family:

Emily Dickson

Emily began striding around on cross-country skis shortly after she learned how to walk. When she was eight years old she followed in the footsteps of her oldest sister and took up target shooting, ultimately making the transition onto the biathlon scene. Since then, Emily has truly fallen in love with the challenging nature of the sport of biathlon. Since the 2012 race season, Emily has been achieving nation-wide success in the sport. She has become a multi-time Canadian National Champion, a four time medal winner at the 2015 Canada Winter Games and has had the honour of representing Canada at numerous international competitions. She has been named to one of Canada's Junior National teams for 3 years in a row and is currently in pursuit of a Senior National Team position. Emily's dream is to one day become an Olympian.

Follow Emily’s journey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @emdickson23

Liz Gleadle

Liz first tried javelin in high school, and quickly realized she was made to throw. After winning Canadian Youth Championships with no formal training, she decided to join the Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club to see what could be possible. Under Coach Laurier Primeau she set Youth, Junior, and Senior Canadian Records, as well becoming a finalist at World Youth and Junior Championships. During her time competing for the University of British Columbia, Liz became the 4-time NAIA Champion and Record Holder. In 2011, she put her degree on hold and moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, to work with throws coach Lawrence Steinke, in hopes of making the 2012 Olympics. Since dedicating herself to full time training, Liz has become an Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championship finalist, set the Canadian Record 3 times, won Gold at the Toronto Pan American Games and become a force to be reckoned with on the professional Diamond League circuit. She splits her time between Alberta, for coaching, and BC, to get physiotherapy and see family. Liz has her sights set on a podium finish at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Follow Liz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/javelizz/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Javelizz

Forrest Riesco

Forrest is a Canadian downhill mountain bike racer from the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. In 2015, he completed the World Cup series, competing at all seven rounds across North America and Europe. As a privateer racer Forrest independently funds, organizes and operates his own racing program. Forrest started out racing cross-country and soon moved to downhill. He raced the BC Cup series for many years until he was selected for the Cycling BC provincial team, which then gave him the opportunity to race nationally. Forrest first competed internationally in Austria at the 2012 World Championships as a Junior on the Canadian National team, and then again the following year as an Elite at World Championships in South Africa. He attended his first World Cup events in 2013 and has been attending more and more every year. In 2015 Forrest completed his first full World Cup season. Forrest says he always love the challenges of racing and training, and is excited to keep progressing and working towards his goal of being a consistent top 30 World Cup racer.

Follow Forrest on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForrestRiescoDH/, Instagram: https://instagram.com/forrestriescodh and Blog: http://forrestriesco.blogspot.ca

Gilles Parisien

Gilles was born and raised in small town Cornwall, Ontario. Growing up his first love was hockey and had dreams of making it to Jr A. After those dream fell apart he went a different route and started running. His competitive youth gave him the tools to train hard. Although he said he might not have been the fastest guy around, what he did have was the passion to help others. His claim to fame is that he has hosted the two largest Learn to Run clinics in Ontario and recently the largest snowshoe race to date in Ontario. He still loves to compete in mountain races but his main focus of training is to race well in snowshoe events. He hopes his nagging injuries well let him do well this year.

Isabelle Carrier

Isabelle is a short track speed skater and a full time student at the Laval University, studying nutrition and food technology. She started speed skating at the age of four, competing in both long track and short track. Originally from Drummondville, Quebec, she moved to Calgary a couple years ago to pursue her speed skating career. When she's not on the ice, you can find her around her kitchen as she's passionate about cooking, nutrition, health and wellness. She is training to qualify on the national team and compete on an international level. Her ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Follow Isabelle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/isa_carrier and Instagram: https://instagram.com/isacarrier

Josh Muller

Josh Muller was born and raised in Southern Alberta into a family of mountain enthusiasts. At a young age Josh discovered rock climbing and never looked back. Climbing has taken him around the world to unique outdoor destinations, as well as competing in World Cup Competitions. Josh is a regular member of the Canadian National Climbing Team and one of the most accomplished rock climbers in Canada. After a few years of being on the road full time, Josh is now focusing his efforts on finding the perfect balance between the travelling that comes along with the climbing lifestyle, and building a career in Geographic Information Systems.

Follow Josh on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshtree.muller, Instagram: https://instagram.com/joshmuller, Sendage: http://sendage.com/user/josh-muller and Website: http://josh-muller.com

Kieran Block

Kieran was a defensive standout in the Western Hockey League from 2002-2006, helping the Medicine Hat Tigers win their third League title in 2004. After he completed his WHL career he turned his focus to school and went to the University of Alberta to become a teacher and to play hockey for the Golden Bears. The summer following his first year of university, Kieran had a very serious cliff jumping accident that left him permanently disabled in 2007. Shortly after he reconnected with an old friend who introduced him to the game of sledge hockey. Determined not to give up on his dreams of playing hockey, he changed his focus from the stand up game to sledge hockey, where he now competes for Canada as a member of the National sledge hockey team and has a new focus of bringing Paralympic gold home from the South Korea 2018 Winter Games.

You can follow Kieran on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kieranhc23, Twitter: https://twitter.com/kieranhc23 and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kieran-Block/890758477613004

Lucas Morin

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lucas moved to Calgary to train full-time at the Olympic Oval and attend the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. In 2015 Lucas attended the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC winning 5 medals and being named Saskatchewan's most decorated athlete of the games. Now entering his 15th year of speed skating, Lucas looks forward to improving his rankings while competing on the Canada Cup Circuit in the 2015/2016 season.

You can follow Lucas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucasMorin0

Adam de Vos

Adam took up cycling in his last year of high school by joining the school league; being a competitive swimmer for 10 years he quickly excelled from his strong aerobic background. After a year of training in both swimming and cycling he decided to stop swimming to pursue his new found sport. At the end of his first full season of racing his was selected to represent Canada at the junior World Championships in Denmark, and set the course record at the Victoria weekly TT. After 4 seasons he now races with the H&R Block Professional Team traveling across North America competing in the biggest races. Adam hope to win the under 23 Canadian national championships road race and represent Canada at the world championships in Richmond Virginia this year.

You can follow Adam on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/adam.devos.7, Intagram: https://instagram.com/adamdevos, Twitter: https://twitter.com/A_de_Vos and Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/402858?utm_source=top-nav

Kendra Pomfret

Kendra is an elite middle distance runner, residing in Victoria, BC. As the captain of the University of Victoria Vikes’ Cross Country and Track teams, she has had a successful collegiate career, earning multiple All-Canadian honors, and holding the all-time UVic school record over one mile. In the fall of 2014, Kendra was awarded both the Canada West and the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Student-Athlete of the Year, for her combined accolades in athletic achievements, grade point average, and community involvement. Kendra graduated in the Spring of 2015 with a major in Sociology, and a double minor in Social Justice and Social Health. Kendra’s goals are to pursue running at a more professional level post university, in hopes of one day representing Canada on the world stage. This summer, she will be focusing on qualifying for the 2015 FISU Games, held in South Korea.

You can follow Kendra and her athletic journey on Twitter at: @kpomfret800 and Intagram: @kpomm

Melissa Humana - Paredes

Melissa is from Toronto where she studies Communication Studies at York University. She has been a member of the Canadian Beach Volleyball National Team for 4 years. She began playing when she was 12 years old and started representing Canada internationally when she was 15. She won her first beach volleyball National Championship title when she was 14 and has won 5 more since then. In 2011, she won the silver medal at the U21 FIVB Swatch World Championships - the first medal for Canada on the female side, earning the team "Team of the Year" honours by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport. She has back-to-back bronze medals from the U23 FIVB World Championships. In 2012, she and her partner, Taylor, became the youngest team to win the National Title at the Women's Elite Division. In January 2015, Melissa was named the top female rookie by the FIVB for her debut season on the international circuit. In their short time on the FIVB World Tour circuit, the Melissa and Taylor have finished in the top 10 three times, with a 5th place finish at the Grand Slam in Brazil. They are looking to represent Canada at the 2015 PanAm Games and 2016 Olympic Games.

Follow Melissa on Twitter: @melissa_hp10 and Intagram: melissahumanaparedes and Facebook: melissa.humanaparedes on her journey to Rio!

Derrick Spafford

Derrick Spafford is a competitive trail, mountain, snowshoe and ultra marathon runner. His running career highlights include an assortment of wins, course records and podium finishes at races including the Haliburton Forest 100 mile trail run, Finger Lakes 50 miler, Rock and Ice 3 day ultra, Dirty Girls 12 hour trail race, and the Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 mile (race where he pulled a sled with his survival gear, while running 100 miles in the frozen Yukon winter). Derrick is well respected in the running community and his enthusiasm for the sport is evident by the fact that he has not missed a single day of running since 1989. He is also a long time running coach and owner of his own company, Spafford Health and Adventure.

 

To find out more about Derrick or follow along on his adventures, please check out the following links. Website: http://healthandadventure.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerrickSpafford Twitter: https://twitter.com/spaffordhealth Instagram: http://instagram.com/spaff/

Jessica O'Connell

Jessica is a distance runner from Calgary, Alberta. She is the current 5000m national champion both on the track and the roads, and represented Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in this event, finishing 10th. Jessica completed an undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, where she ran track and cross country and earned All-American honours. She has since returned to Calgary to train. When she isn't running, Jessica is working on a master's degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Calgary, studying oxygen uptake during high-intensity cycling. Jessica's goals are to compete at the 2015 Pan Am Games and World Championships and 2016 Olympics, and to continue her education in kinesiology field.

 

Please visit Jessica's blog at www.jessicaoconnell.blogspot.ca and her Twitter account @jess__oconnell.

Dan Carruthers

Dan is a Canadian speed skater and civil engineering student at the University of Calgary. Originally from Cambridge, Ontario, Dan has made the jump from hockey, to short track speed skating, to now long track speed skating. After only three years in the sport, Dan has been invited to train with Canada's National Team to begin the 2018 Winter Olympic training quadrennial. Dan has won a silver medal at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, NS and has had many top five finishes at Canada Cup competitions since 2012. When he isn't skating in circles, Dan enjoys playing volleyball and badminton.

 

Please visit Dan's blog at www.ldcarruthers.com and his Twitter account @ldcarruthers to follow his journey to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kate Ryley

Kate Ryley is a professional alpine ski racer from Toronto. Prior to accepting a full athletic scholarship to the University of Vermont in 2010, Kate competed on the Canadian National Ski Team. During her four years as a top competitor on the NCAA Division 1 circuit, Kate won an NCAA Individual Slalom Title as well as being a four-time academic and eight-time athletic All-American. She was featured in the Sports Illustrated NCAA Edition, was named Alpine Skier of the Year in Ski Racing Magazine three years in a row, and also tied the record for the most wins in a collegiate season. Kate will compete in the international NorAm circuit this year, with goals of attaining a World Cup start position and competing in the 2018 Olympics. In addition to her athletic objectives, Kate is learning Spanish and starting her own lifestyle website focused on fitness, nutrition, and travel.

 

Follow Kate Ryley?on her Twitter @kateryley or Instagram http://instagram.com/kateryley

Cameron Wheelan

Cameron plays beach volleyball for the Canadian National team and is pursuing a Bachelor of Education at York University. He has been a part of the national program since 2009 and has represented Canada at two World University Championships. Competing on the North/Central American and Caribbean (NORCECA) tour has resulted in one silver, two bronze and three 4th place finishes. In 2013 he and his partner won gold at the 2013 Sr. National Championship, the youngest team to ever win at 24 and 23 years of age. Cameron looks to make the jump to the FIVB World Tour in 2015 as he continues to improve his game.

 

Follow Cameron Wheelan on his Twitter @CamWheelan

Colleen Ogilvie

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Colleen began the sport of volleyball at age nine. She graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University in 2013, and is now beginning her second professional season in France. She has spent two seasons at the Full Time Training Centre in Winnipeg and was named to the Canadian Senior National Team in 2012. She has also represented Canada in the sport of beach volleyball. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and coaching in the community and running track and field.

 

Follow Colleen's journey on her blog http://colleenogilvie.wordpress.com or Twitter at @colleen_ogilvie

Cindy Ross

Cindy was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in BC where she enjoyed an active outdoor lifestyle. Throughout high school she competed in track and field and later in half marathons. Her passion about the link between nutrition, health, and fitness led her to explore weight training and isometrics and into becoming a competitive body sculptor, personal trainer, and nutrition consultant. In 2009 her corporate job transferred her to Toronto and 2 1/2 years later in December 2011 she decided to take a leap of faith into a simpler life and take early retirement. Cindy moved back to BC and up to Whistler where she is now a Ski Instructor, enjoying becoming part of the vibrant Whistler community and continuing her passion of nutrition research and playing outdoors.

 

Paula Findlay

Paula is a triathlete on the Canadian national team and a student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 2010, she became first Canadian woman to win a World Championship Series event, and went on to win 4 others, making her the number one ranked ITU triathlete in 2011. Her proudest accomplishment is representing Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, although she struggled with a stubborn hip injury leading into the games, resulting in a disappointing finish. She is currently rebuilding after her injury and is looking to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Aside from sport, she is working towards her biological science degree, and hopes to study medicine after her triathlon career.

 

Please visit Paula's blog at http://paulafindlay.blogspot.com, her Twitter account @PaulaFindlay or www.facebook.com/paula.findlay.triathlon

 

Ivan Marcisin

Originally from Kosice, Slovakia, Ivan is a student at the University of Calgary and an elite Canadian Water Polo goaltender. He started playing when he was nine years old and took part in his first major International competition, the 2009 World University Games (FISU), at the age of 19. He moved from Hamilton, Ontario, to Calgary, Alberta after the 2008 Beijing Olympics to chase his Olympic dream. Ivan was involved in a serious car accident in 2011 that resulted in him missing the entire 2011/2012 season and the 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He fought his way back and represented Canada in his first Sr. World Championships in 2013 in Barcelona where they finished 11th. He is currently working hard towards the 2014 World League Super Finals, which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

Please visit Ivan's blog at http://imarcisin.blogspot.ca?or his Twitter account @IvanM_1?to follow his?journey to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio!

 

Kyla Coates

Kyla is a Canadian National Development team triathlete out of Victoria, BC. Originally from Calgary, she moved to Victoria in 2007 to attend UVic and to train with the National Triathlon Center alongside her twin sister, Alex. She will be graduating with a BSc in Kinesiology with Distinction in April 2014. Kyla is passionate about nutrition, health and wellness, and sports science. She feels incredibly fortunate to be able to spend as much of her time training around beautiful Vancouver Island in the pursuit of her goals. She hopes to represent Canada at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

 

Please visit Kyla's blog at kylacoates.blogspot.com or her Twitter account @K_Coates to follow her journey to Brazil. Visit their website at?: http://kylaandalex.mli.st.

 

Alexandra Coates

Alex is an elite triathlete on the national development team and has been participating in triathlon since she was six years old alongside her twin sister Kyla. Although she has many other interests such as camping, climbing, painting and reading, her days are generally spent swimming, biking, running or lifting weights. Alex's best results include a silver medal at Junior Pan American Championships, and a 10th place finish at U23 elite Worlds in Beijing. Alex is also in her final year of her Kinesiology degree, where she will graduate with Honours and distinction.

 

Please visit Alex's blog at alexcoates.blogspot.com or her Twitter account @superalex_c to follow her journey to Rio 2016. Visit their website at?: http://kylaandalex.mli.st.

 

Shellen Thomas

Shellen resides in Calgary, Alberta and competes in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. She currently competes in two different streams: Open category (all ages) and Masters category. She has won multiple Provincial medals, a Western Canadian Championships Bronze (Open Category), 2011 World Masters Championship Silver Medalist, 2013 Canadian Masters National Gold medalist, 2013 World Master Games Silver Medalist and is Canadian National Record Holder. When she isn't training or working, she is completing her Certificate in Adult Education specializing in Workplace Learning through distance education.

 

Please visit www.facebook.com/ShellenThomas to be part of her journey for gold and a world record in 2014.

 

Rachael McIntosh

Originally from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Rachael is an honor roll student at the University of Calgary and is one of Canada's best heptathletes. She has represented Canada numerous times including at the World University Games in Russia in 2013 and the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Moncton in 2010. She is a two time Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champion, and the reigning Gold Medalist in the Heptathlon from the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

 

Please visit Rachael's website at www.rachaelmcintosh.com or her Facebook page to follow and encourage her on her .journey to the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016!