Walk of Hope - West Island
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Location: École secondaire des Sources
Check-in Time: 8:30 AM
Start Time: 10 AM
Route Length(s): 5 km, 10 km

For more information, contact Christina Karavolas:
christina.karavolas@scleroseenplaques.ca | 514-676-1588
Alison Levine Co-President of Honor

Paralympic athlete in boccia, Alison Levine has an idiopathic neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in all her muscles. That strong young woman faces her condition with grace and courage. " I live a very different life than most people but in my opinion, a great one. While dealing with a debilitating condition that robs me of my independence, I make the best of it. Paralympic sport requires me to push through barriers to achieve my goals, allows me to be proud of who I am no matter how I look, and gives me the courage to be the best that I can be".

David Bédard Co-President of Honor

David Bédard is an Olympic diver and is currently a diving coach in Pointe-Claire. He represented Canada at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). He twice won a medal at the Pan American Games (1987 and 1995). He won a silver medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games and two silver medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Walk with David on May 28th, 2017 to stop MS!

Vincent Riendeau Co-President of Honor

Vincent started diving at age 6 in Pointe-Claire. His Olympic dream was sparked by watching Alexandre Despatie and Émilie Heymans win their Olympic medals in Peking in 2008. Today, he is a silver and bronze medallist in the 10-meter synchro discipline. In 2014 he won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. In addition, in 2015 he won two silver medals one at the Pan American Games and another at the FINA World Championship at the 10-meter synchro. Vincent has distinguished himself in numerous competitions during the last six years.

Walk with Vincent on May 28th, 2017 to stop MS!

Priscilla Gagné Co-President of Honor

Born in Granby, Priscilla moved to Ottawa in 2013 to improve her Judo techniques with Nathalie Gosselin, former Olympian of the Canadian judo team. Affected by a visual impairment, Priscilla practices parajudo at the Institut national du sport du Québec in Montreal under the supervision of the national team coaches. In 2015, Priscilla won two medals including a bronze medal in para-judo at the World Cup in Hungary and a silver medal at the Toronto Parapan Am Games. She outperformed herself in 2016, especially at the International Blind Sports Federation World Cup where she won silver in Germany and bronze in England and again in Brazil. At her first Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, Priscilla ranked 5th. We thank Priscilla for supporting the cause of multiple sclerosis.

Walk with Priscilla on May 28th, 2017 to stop MS!

Christine Gauthier Co-President of Honor

Christine started para-canoeing in 2008 while on excursion with her sisters after suffering injuries during her military service. Christine Gauthier who trains in Pointe-Claire and Florida is five-time world champion of para-canoe in K1 200 meters. She came in fourth position at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where para-canoe made its debut. Christine also plays sledge hockey, cross-country sit ski and hand cycling as cross training for paddling. Thank you Christine for supporting those living with MS!

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