For two cyclists from the same city sharing a podium at one of the cycling’s top international events, it would be difficult to find a pair of athletes whose tracks to get there are more vastly different than Ottawa’s Vincent De Haître and Derek Gee.
Nathalie Cote teaches history, geography and other social sciences full-time at Colonel By Secondary School. She’s mom to a 7-year-old, a 5-year-old and a 19-month-old who’s still not sleeping at night. She coaches the Cougars high school cross-country running and track-and-field teams.
It’s a busy life for Cote, but the former Team Canada cross-country runner added one more major task to her plate recently when she became the new president of the Ottawa Lions Track-and-Field Club.
Former national championship-winning Carleton Ravens Catherine Traer and Tommy Scrubb were married on Aug. 3 but put their honeymoon on hold for each of their pursuits with Canada Basketball this summer.
Though it was unbeknownst to the team of 15-year-old Ottawa girls at the time, but coming out on the losing end in one of their league’s title-matches last year would set them on a trajectory towards historic success.
From forging a partnership with a leading Major League Soccer franchise, to earning recognition as one of Canada’s top youth clubs, and capturing its fair share of hardware, it’s certainly been a whirlwind first season for Ottawa TFC Soccer Club.
Picture a running coach and it’s probably someone in a track suit with a whistle, right? Well, for Louis-Riel high school track & field/cross-country program director Sébastien Lalonde, his tools of the trade are just as likely to include a lawn mower and a pair of work gloves.
Si l’on visualise mentalement un entraîneur de course de fond, celui-ci porte fort probablement un survêtement de course et arbore fièrement un sifflet autour du cou. Eh bien, pour Sébastien Lalonde, directeur du programme d’athlétisme et de cross-country à l’école secondaire Louis-Riel, ses outils de travail incluent plutôt une tondeuse à gazon et une bonne paire de gants de travail!