The success of Canadian athletes at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing has been impressive. With just three more days to go, there will surely be many more inspiring moments to enjoy, including some additional Canadian medal winners.
While our entire country basks in the glory of our athletes’ tremendous races and routines thus far, we thought we would share some CDS connections to past Olympics. Eight years ago at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, three-time Canadian National bronze medalists, Alexandra Paul ’09 with her partner Mitch Islam, performed beautifully in their Olympic debut in the category of Ice Dance. Another former CDS Olympian, Elvis Stojko ’91, is a three-time World champion figure skater, competed in three Winter Olympics, debuting in Albertville, 1992, two-time Olympic Silver medalist in Lillehammer, 1994 and Nagano, 1998, and seven-time Canadian champion. And more recently, last summer we watched Adriana Leon ’10 help Canada capture Gold in Women’s Soccer at the 2021 Tokyo Games.
In addition to alumni, we have a few past parent Olympians, including Paul Martini, a Canadian pair skater, who with his skating partner Barbara Underhill, was the 1979-1983 Canadian national champion, the 1984 World champion, and the 1978 World Junior champion. Paul and Barbara represented Canada in the 1980 Lake Placid and 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.
Along with the many connections to figure skating, King also has a long history of highly accomplished equestrians, including our Co-founder and past parent Moffat Dunlap, and former CDS parents and grandparents who either served important roles for the Canadian Equestrian Team or competed in the Summer Olympic Equestrian events, including Mac Cone who won Silver as part of the Canadian Equestrian Team in Beijing, 2008; and Brian Herbinson and Jim Elder who won Bronze as part of the Canadian Equestrian Team in Stockholm in 1956.
Past CDS parents who competed in other events include William (Bill) Gairdner who competed in the Men’s 400m Hurdles and Decathlon in Tokyo, 1964; Janet Nutter who qualified for the Canadian Diving team in Moscow, 1980; Curtis Joseph who was on Canada’s Men’s Hockey team in Nagano, 1998 and Chris Rudge who served as CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.
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