Ambassadors

Ambassadors
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  • Sébastien Lapierre

    On January 9 2017, after a 42 days and 5 hours expedition, Sébastien became the first Canadian to reach the South Pole on skis, solo and completely unassisted. While more than 5000 people have reached the summit of Mount Everest, and about 500 have visited space, only about 20 humans have managed this feat! This was a grand challenge...

  • Fanny Giradin

    It was at the age of 8 that Fanny first stepped onto a snowboard. It has already been 14 years since Fanny first got bit by the snowboard bug. It quickly became a true passion, which would lead her to snowboard cross. Inspired by the Sochi Winter Olympics, Fanny wanted to try the sport and signed up for a competition in Mont-Habitant. She always knew she was meant for competing, which pushed her to persevere and truly commit to the sport. In her very first year in 2014, Fanny was selected by Team Quebec at the "Espoir" level. The next year, she worked as hard as she could and reached the team's "Releve" level. In 2016 she was named athlete of the year and, now at the "Releve" level, she has her sights set on the highest pinnacles of her sport.

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  • Sébastien Hamel

    Sébastien started snowboarding when he was 6 years old. Inspired by the 2010 Olympics, he wanted to try snowboard cross ! His parents found a competition he could attend and he won his first gold medal. He is now in his eight competitive season and a member of Team Quebec at the "Élite" level. He is currently in a sports-study program in cégep, with the flexible schedule he needs to train and travel for his winter competitions. Over the medium term, his SBX goal is to qualify to represent Quebec at the 2019 Canada Games. His long term goals would be to participate in the Winter Olympics and to be invited to the X-Games !

  • Martin Massicotte

    Martin's first contact with dog sledding happened at 8 years old when he hitched a sled to his big St. Bernard. A few years later, he crossed paths with a real Husky dog sledding team, and that is when his desire to have his own team was born. As a teenager, he buys his first dogs and competes in races and sprints. It's in 1995 that he graduates to the big leagues by moving up from 96-kilometre (60 miles) races to a 640-kilometre (400 miles) race in Labrador. In 1998, he wins his first 400 kilometre (250 miles) race. After a few wins in eastern North America, he faces the ultimate challenge in 2003: the most difficult race in the world, the Yukon Quest. He finishes sixth, winning the prestigious "rookie of the year" award. In 2019, he plans to race the famous Iditarod in Alaska - a 1600-kilometre (1000 miles) race.

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