Ambassadors

Ambassadors
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  • Sébastien Lapierre

    On January 9, 2017, after 42 days and 5 hours, Sébastien became the first Canadian to ski the South Pole alone and unassisted. More than 5,000 people have reached the summit of Mount Everest, and some 550 have experienced space travel, but only about 20 have done what Sébastien accomplished. Quite the feat!

  • Fanny Giradin

    Fanny first stood on a snowboard 14 years ago at the age of 8. Her enthusiasm for the sport soon grew into a passion for snowboard cross, and, inspired by the Sochi Winter Olympics, she signed up for a competition at Mont-Habitant. In fact, it was this innate competitive streak that served as her impetus to persevere and fully commit to the sport. In 2014 she was selected for Team Quebec in the Espoir category. The next year, she gave it her all and reached the Team’s Relève level. In 2016, she was named Athlete of the Year, and this Relève athlete now has her sights set on the highest pinnacles of her sport.

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  • Sébastien Hamel

    Sébastien started snowboarding when he was just 6 years old, and a few years later, inspired by the 2010 Winter Games, he decided to try snowboard cross. His parents found an event he could compete in, and he excelled, winning the gold medal! Now in his eighth competitive season, Sébastien is a member of Team Quebec at the Élite level. He is currently in the Sports Études program at CÉGEP, which gives him the flexibility to train and travel for his competitions in winter. Over the medium term, his SBX goal is to qualify to represent Quebec at the 2019 Canada Games. His long-term athletic objectives? Compete in the Olympics and the X-Games!

  • Martin Massicotte

    Martin’s initiation to dogsledding came at the age of 8, when he hitched his big, friendly St. Bernard to his sled. A few years later, he saw a husky dogsledding team and decided he wanted a team of his own. As a teen, he bought his first dogs and competed in sprint races. In 1995 he began entering major competitions, progressing from 60-mile races to a 400-mile race in Labrador. In 1998, he won his first 250-mile race. In 2003, with a few successes under his belt, he embarked on the ultimate challenge: the Yukon Quest, where he came sixth and won the “Rookie of the Year” award. Next up – the legendary 1,000-mile Iditarod in Alaska in 2019.

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