March 27, 2014
Caroline Ouellette, quadruple Olympic gold medalist, captain of the women's hockey team in 2014, will honor the guests of the 21st Fête Champêtre with her presence in order to support excellence of the research conducted at INRS.
« We are very pleased and proud that Caroline has agreed to join the most important fundraising event of the INRS Foundation, says Muriel Amar, executive director of the Foundation. Caroline is a remarkable example of excellence and leadership. By joining the Fête Champêtre, Caroline agreed to support exceptional researchers who make a real difference to the well-being of our community. Their scientific advances are often the result of great efforts and years of research that also require both passion and Olympic discipline. »
« I am very happy to be part of the Fête Champêtre which supports scientific excellence at INRS, states Caroline Ouellette. The INRS researchers combine pursuit of excellence, perseverance, innovation and leadership in order to build a better future for all of us. Their scientific advances have a direct impact on the well-being of our society and provide a real stimulus to competitiveness of our country », she adds.
ABOUT CAROLINE OUELLETTE
- Canadian Women's Hockey Team since 1998
- Quadruple Olympic gold medalist (2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014)
- National Women's Hockey Team Assistant-Captain since 2006
- Participated in 11 World Championships, winning six gold medals
- Clarkson Cup Champion in Montreal Star 2009, 2011 and 2012
- Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play in Benin, Africa.
- Guest speaker for the Breast Cancer Foundation of Quebec
- Spokesman of the "Carrément Rose" campaign who raised over $15,000 for the breast cancer research
- Member of Women’s High Performance Advisory Committee since 2006
- Recipient of Gathorne-Hardy Award, awarded to a player that has made a significant contribution to female
hockey both on and off the ice and that demonstrates strong community
involvement and dedication to all aspects of the game
- Member of the RBC Olympians Program since 2010
- Assistant coach for the Concordia University hockey team
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