CTV Article: Penny Oleksiak among gold medallists offering tips at RBC Training Ground Final
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Some of Canada’s brightest Olympic hopefuls travelled to Ottawa on October 22 to compete in the RBC Training Ground National Final in hopes of being one of 30 athletes named as an RBC ‘Future Olympian.’ The top 100 athletes invited to attend were greeted by well-known Canadian Olympians who spent the weekend mentoring and encouraging them, including Penny Oleksiak, Kelsey Mitchell, Sarah Nurse and Pierce LePage.
Meeting their heroes was a dream come true for the competitors, aged 14 to 25, who hail from across the country. For some, it was their first time travelling without their parents. Taiki Crocket, 14, from Edmonton, Alberta, said the solo trip was a huge opportunity for him. “My parents were a little nervous, but it’s been great here in Ottawa,” he said.
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