Gold Medal Plates boosts podium drive

REGINA – The Canadian Olympic Foundation is proud to partner for another year of successful Gold Medal Plates fundraising events, starting with tonight’s event at Regina’s Queensbury Convention Centre.

“I am honoured to be a guest at the Gold Medal Plates gala here in Regina” said Saskatchewan native and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Kaylyn Kyle. “These events allow me and the other Canadian Olympians to live out our dreams!”

“We’re thrilled that Canadian athletes will be benefitting from another season of Gold Medal Plates,” said Canadian Olympic Foundation Chair and Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut. “The Foundation represents the future of our Olympic successes and the health and wellness of our children. Events like this are helping us build the Foundation into Canada’s leading philanthropic organization funding sport and high performance athletes.”

Canadian Olympians Adam van Koeverden (Canoe-Kayak), Kyle Shewfelt (Gymnastics), Jamie Salé (Figure Skating), Andrew Byrnes (Rowing), Lucas Makowsky (Speed Skating), Marcia Gudereit (Curling), Joan McCusker (Curling), Nancy Filteau (Judo), Kaylyn Kyle (Soccer) and Isabelle Charest (Short Track Speed Skating) socialized with guests at this year’s Gold Medal Plates event in Regina.

This year’s event featured chefs Tim Davies (Willow on Wascana), Leo Pantel (Conexus Arts Centre), Milton Rebello (Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza), Martin Snow (The Creek in Cathedral Bistro), Adam Sperling (La Bodega), Jonathan Thauberger (Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar) and Laurie Wall (Wallnuts Expressive Catering).

Net proceeds from the event support high performance athletes through programs such as Own the Podium.