Team PwC

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A sponsorship program for Canadian athletes in a variety of sports

PwC has a long tradition of supporting amateur athletics in Canada and has recently expanded this commitment by introducing Team PwC. In fall 2010/winter 2011, we combed the Canadian sports landscape looking for top athletes who represent PwC's values of excellence, teamwork and leadership.

 
 

Learn more about the athletes we've chosen by browsing their profiles below.

 

Jennifer Abel

Charles & Francois Hamelin - profileIn 2008, at the age of 16, Jennifer became one of the youngest divers in Canadian history to secure an Olympic berth for Canada and represent her country at the Olympic Games.

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Charles & Francois Hamelin - profileSIn 2008, at the age of 16, Jennifer became one of the youngest divers in Canadian history to secure an Olympic berth for Canada and represent her country at the Olympic Games. After finding success as a Junior diver, Jennifer captured her first international medal in the senior ranks at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2008. This monumental achievement was a fitting start to what would become a stellar season: winning the silver medal at the FINA World Junior Championships, and winning her first national title at the Winter Senior National Championships.

Jennifer's Career Highlights:

  • 2012 Olympic Games – Bronze Medal 3m Synchro
  • 2011 World Championships – Silver Medal 3m Synchro
  • 2011 World Championships – Bronze Medal 3m Springboard
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Champion 1M and 3M synchro, Silver medal 3M
  • 2010 Spain Grand Prix Silver medal 3M, Bronze medal 3M synchro
  • Three-Time Canadian Champion 3M and 3M synchro
  • 2010 FINA World Cup Bronze medalist 3M synchro
  • 2010 FINA World Series Silver medalist 3M synchro
  • 2008 Olympian

Jennifer Abel on Twitter.


Ryan Cochrane

Charles & Francois Hamelin - profileStill in his early 20s, Victoria's Ryan Cochrane is the Canadian record holder in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle and one of Canada's leading international forces in the distance events.

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Charles & Francois Hamelin - profileStill in his early 20s, Victoria's Ryan Cochrane is the Canadian record holder in the 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle and one of Canada's leading international forces in the distance events. He's shown no signs of letting up since Beijing 2008 when he claimed Canada's only podium performance in the pool – an Olympic bronze medal. Next in line as Canada's top swimmer, taking on dominant swimming nations like Australia and USA. Will he be the next World Record holder? We will have to wait and see what the road to London 2012 brings his way.

Ryan's Career Highlights:

  • 2012 Olympic Games – Silver Medal 1500m Freestyle
  • 2011 World Championships, 800m Silver and 1500m Silver Medal
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games – Gold Medal 400m and 1500m Freestyle
  • 2010 Pan Pacific, Gold medalist, 800m and 1500m
  • 2009 Omega Swimmer of the Year
  • 2009 World Championships, 800m Bronze and 1500m Silver Medal
  • 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 1500m Freestyle

Ryan Cochrane's website

Ryan Cochrane on Twitter


Charles & Francois Hamelin

Charles & Francois Hamelin - profile This dynamic duo of short-track sent Canadian hearts racing as they competed for multiple medals as individuals and teammates at Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

 

 

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Charles & Francois Hamelin - profile This dynamic duo of short-track speed skating sent Canadian hearts racing as they competed for multiple medals as individuals and teammates at Vancouver's 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The brothers, hailing from Levis, Quebec, are among the most famous athletes in la belle provence, making numerous appearances on television, radio and at public events. Charles, the older brother, got a head start on his younger brother and has several Olympic medals to his name including a silver from Turin in 2006. Francois, two years younger, earned his first taste of Olympic gold in the men's relay event in Vancouver. Both brothers are set for continued success on the world short-track speed skating circuit and are expected to represent Canada in Sochi in 2014.



Charles' Career Highlights:

  • Individual 1,500m Olympic Gold, Sochi 2014. 
  • 2012 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Gold Medal Team Relay and Bronze 1000m
  • 2011 World Championships – Gold Medal Team Relay
  • Individual 500m Olympic Gold and Olympic Gold in the Team Relay, Vancouver 2010, 7 World Championship Gold medals (3 individual & 4 team relay).

Francois' Career Highlights:

  • 2011 World Championships – Gold Medal Team Relay.
  • Olympic Gold medal as member of the Team Relay and 4 World Championship Silver medals (1 individual and three team relay).

"Thank you to everyone at PwC for inviting us to be part of your team!"

Charles & Francois Hamelin website

 

Matt Hallat

Matt Hallat - profileMatt Hallat has been a familiar face around PwC's Vancouver offices as a motivational public speaker representing the para-athlete community and Alpine Canada Alpin.

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Matt Hallat - profile Matt Hallat has been a familiar face around PwC's Vancouver offices as a motivational public speaker representing the para-athlete community and Alpine Canada Alpin. Matt had his right leg amputated due to bone cancer when he was five years old and began skiing a year later at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver. Participating in local races and national races as a teen, he made it on the National Team when he was just 18 and has never looked back. Since then Matt has competed in two Paralympic Winter Games (including Vancouver) and over 100 World Cup Races. Matt completes with the PwC logo firmly affixed to the front of his ski helmet.

Matt Hallat

"Skiing has provided me more opportunities than I ever could have imagined. I'm very proud to have PwC as a sponsor and look forward to sharing some 2011 podium results with everyone at PwC!"

Matt's career highlights:

  • 2012 IPC World Cup – 5th Slalom
  • 2011 Canadian National – Gold Medal Giant Slalom and Slalom
  • 2011 Austrian National – Silver Medal Super-Combined
  • 2011 US National – Gold Medal Slalom
  • 2009 Canadian National Slalom – Gold Medal (five time defending)
  • 2006 & 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Competitor

Matt Hallat's website.



Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

Ryder Hesjedal - profile For Canada's sweethearts, Olympic Gold was a childhood dream come true. The pair started skating together in 1997, when Tessa was seven and Scott was nine.

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Ryder Hesjedal - profileFor Canada's sweethearts, Olympic Gold was a childhood dream come true. The pair started skating together in 1997, when Tessa was seven and Scott was nine. This is a remarkable run for the sport, where partnerships are forever being made and unmade by coaches on the hunt for the perfect pairing.

It's been quite the ride for Canada's golden duo, as they missed most of the 2008-2009 season. It makes their victory, following a near-flawless skate at the Games, even more remarkable as they became the youngest ice dance gold medalists in history, and the first North Americans to win the event in its 30-year Olympic history. Through their hard work and dedication to their partnership, they have shown how passion and team work can result in great success.



Tessa and Scott's career highlights:

  •  2014 Olympic Silver medalists in  both the Ice Dance and Team events in Sochi.
  •  2012 World Figure Skating Championships – Gold Medal
  • 2012 Four Continents Championships – Gold Medal
  • 2011 Skate Canada International – Gold Medal
  • 2010 Olympic gold medal and World Champions
  • 2009 Four Continents Championships, Silver medal
  • Three-Time Canadian Champions

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's website.


Carol Huynh

Carol Huyn - profile Carol Huynh wrestled her way into the hearts of Canadians when she won Canada's first Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


 

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Carol Huyn - profile Carol Huynh wrestled her way into the hearts of Canadians when she won Canada's first Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Born in the small town of Hazelton, BC, Carol grew up playing every sport she could. At 15 she was urged to join the high school wrestling team and has enjoyed and excelled at the sport ever since. While competing at the highest levels of wrestling, Carol's maintained an impressive academic career, making her an expert at prioritizing and life balance. Currently she trains and lives in Calgary as she prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London while pursuing her Masters in Psychology.

"I was so pleased when PwC approached me about sponsorship. PwC's values are much like my own and the more I learn about the firm the more impressed I am. PwC's support will go a long way to help me defend my Gold Medal in London 2012."

Carol's career highlights:

  • 2012 Olympic Games – Bronze Medal
  • 2011 Pan American Games – Gold Medal
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games – Gold Medal
  • 2008 Olympic Games – Gold Medal
  • 2007 Pan American Games – Gold Medal
  • 2005 World University Games – Gold Medal
  • 4 World Championship Medals
  • 4 x World Medalist
  • 11 x Canadian Champion

Carol Huynh's website.

Carol Huynh on Twitter.