We are Team Canada at Rio Olympic Games

We are Team Canada at Rio Olympic Games

Over the next couple of weeks, we hope to hear our national anthem played at the Rio Olympic Games over and over again. And we hope to see it sung with glowing hearts by some of the 12 competitors from right here in Durham Region.

We’re so proud and inspired by our hometown Team Canada members. We admire your passion, commitment, and capabilities. We appreciate everything it has taken and everyone who has supported you in reaching the Olympic Games. We hope you excel, but mostly, we hope you enjoy the experience. You’ve certainly earned it!

Here is the competition schedule (all Eastern Time) for our Durham Region athletes:

Allysha Chapman (Courtice)
Nichelle Prince (Ajax)
Kailen Sheridan (Whitby)
Canada vs. Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m.
Canada vs. Zimbabwe, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.
Canada vs. Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 3 p.m.
Quarters, Friday, Aug. 12
Semis, Tuesday, Aug. 16
Bronze medal game, Friday, Aug. 19, Noon.
Gold medal game, Friday, Aug. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Keegan Pereira (Ajax)
Field Hockey
Canada vs. Germany, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5 p.m.
Canada vs. Argentina, Monday, Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.
Canada vs. Holland, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m.
Canada vs. Ireland, Thursday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m.
Canada vs. India, Friday, Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.
Quarters, Sunday. Aug. 14
Semis, Tuesday, Aug. 16
Bronze medal game, Thursday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.
Gold medal game, Thursday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m.

Sara Kaljuvee, Ajax
Women’s Rugby Sevens
Canada vs. Japan, Saturday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m.
Canada vs. Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 4:30 p.m.
Canada vs. Great Britain, Sunday, Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.
Quarters, Sunday, Aug. 7
Semis, Sunday, Aug. 7
Finals, Monday, Aug. 8

Jessica Phoenix (Uxbridge)
Equestrian – Eventing
Dressage, Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7
Cross-Country, Monday, Aug. 8
Jumping, Tuesday, Aug. 9

Brenda Bowskill (Whitby)
Sailing – Laser radial
Preliminaries, Monday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Aug. 13
Medal Race, Monday, Aug. 15

Kelita Zupancic, (Whitby)
Judo – 70kg women’s division
Wednesday, Aug. 10
Round of 32, 8 a.m.
Round of 16, 9:08 a.m.
Quarters, 9:40 a.m.
Semis, 1:50 p.m.
Gold medal, 3 p.m.

Matt Hughes (Oshawa)
3000m steeplechase
Round 1, Monday, Aug. 15, 9:25 a.m.
Finals, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10 p.m.

Chanice Taylor-Chase (Ajax)
400m hurdles and 4x400m relay
Hurdles, Round 1, Monday, Aug. 15, 8:30 p.m.
Hurdles, Semis, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 8:10 p.m.
Hurdles, Finals, Thursday, Aug. 18, 9:15 p.m.
Relay, Round 1, Friday, Aug. 19, 7:40 p.m.
Relay, Finals, Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 p.m.

Nikkita Holder (Pickering)
100m hurdles
Round 1, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:05 a.m.
Semis, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7:45 p.m.
Finals, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 9:55 p.m.

Emily Batty (Brooklin)
Cross country mountain bike
Saturday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m.

We will be rooting for Andre De Grasse too. He started his track career at Speed Academy Athletics Club in Pickering and trained here again recently with his first coach, Tony Sharpe, at the Pickering Soccer Centre.

Here is Andre’s competition schedule:
4x100m relay, 200m, and 100m
Relay, Round 1, Thursday, Aug. 18, 10:40 a.m.
Relay, Final, Friday, Aug. 19, 9:35 p.m.
200m, Round 1, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:50 a.m.
200m, Semis, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 9 p.m.
200m, Finals, Thursday, Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.
100m, Preliminaries, Saturday, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.
100m, Round 1, Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m.
100m, Semis, Sunday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.
100m, Finals, Sunday, Aug.14, 9:30 p.m.

Canada’s youngest male athlete at these Olympic Games is 18-year-old Javier Acevedo, who began his swimming career in Ajax. So, of course, we will also be cheering for Javier.

Here is Javier’s competition schedule:
100m backstroke
Round 1, Sunday, Aug. 7, 1:25 p.m.
Semis, Sunday, Aug. 7, 10:12 p.m.
Finals, Monday, Aug. 8, 9:38 p.m.

If you miss one of the events listed above, we will be posting results on Twitter and Facebook.

Let’s go Durham! We are Team Canada!

Pictured above: Brenda Bowskill

– Don Terry, Sport Durham Advisory Committee Chair

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