Camélie Boisvenue’s dream of representing Canada was sparked the day she found out that karate would be included at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games. She made it her immediate goal to compete at the multi-sport competition. Boisvenue has competed at the Pan American Championships at three different levels, winning gold as a youth in 2012, silver as a junior in 2014 and silver in her first year as a senior competitor in 2015. She also debuted as a senior at the Canadian Championships in 2015, winning gold in her first attempt.
Family: Parents Michel Boisvenue and Nathalie Lalumière… Older sisters Chanel, Chloé and Josianne…Getting into the Sport: Started karate at age 4… A friend had started training in the sport and when she got home after finding out she told her parents to sign her up… Outside Interests: Completed first year at Cégep de l’Outaouais in Police Foundations… Supports the Association of People with Physical Disabilities of Outaouais… Works at Tim Hortons… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Relax and Domination!”… Role model is Philip Poirier, a karateka at her club who has won world championship bronze… Collects souvenir shot glasses and fridge magnets from her travels… Nickname: Cam…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAC: 2015 – SILVER (+68kg)
PAC (junior): 2014 – SILVER (+59kg)
PAC (youth): 2012 – GOLD (+54kg)