Caroline Calvé, special guest to the Fête Champêtre

April 9, 2014

The Foundation is pleased to announce that Caroline Calvé, Olympic athlete Alpine Snowboard, becoming the first Canadian to win a women’s PGS World Cup, will honor the guests of the 21st Fête Champêtre with her presence in order to support research excellence in 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. Those two athletes are 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. »

It's a real privilege to be part of the Fête Champêtre which supports research excellence in the INRS, says Caroline Calvé. « I am very happy to support researchers who pursuit the excellence, in order to build a better future for all of us. The researches most of the times are hard and they take a lot of time. They require discipline, perseverance and passion. But every scientific advance brings benefits and the well-being of our society. 



Became the first Canadian woman to win a women's parallel giant slalom world cup event in December 2011 in Italy, Caroline brings a second world cup, this time in parallel SI in Moscow, last winter (2013). En route to finishing the 2012-13 season ranked third in the World Cup parallel standings. Obviously, Caroline knows success on the international scene, but also the best season in her career.

The career of Carolina as an athlete is certainly atypical. Skiing was the first sport she loved as a child, becoming a snowboarder at the age of 22 years old. She lives her dream to be part in the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010.

Caroline strongly believes in the power of determination. She is convinced that we are capable of anything when we do it from the heart. Based on her career, we believe on her. And her ability to succeed she has is certain, that allows her to be on the top of the races along her career, in the benches of school, while being compromised with young people and the environment.

 The ultimate goal of Carolina was to stand on the podium at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.

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