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Alexandre Bilodeau

31 Oct. / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Double Olympic Champion

Alexandre Bilodeau

31 Oct. / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Double Olympic Champion

Biography

When he became the first Canadian athlete in history to win a gold medal on home turf at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation. In February 2014, he took part of the Sochi Olympic Games, his last ones, where he successfully defended his title. He became the first Canadian double Olympic champion in moguls’ freestyle skiing.

A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Alexandre first fell in love with freestyle when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle at age 14.

At age 17, he joined the national freestyle moguls team and went on to an astounding career, by dint of sheer hard work. In the 2008-2009 season, he won the world championship in dual moguls, as well as placing first in the World Cp. Nearly one year after his historic medal, he repeated the feat, grabbing the world champion title in the dual event. Following a light season to perfect his technic and to concentrate on school, his convincing comeback for the National championship in Val-St-Côme, Quebec, both in parallel. For his last season before he retires, in 2013-2014, he finished second at his 3 first World Cup, in Finland, Calgary and Deer Valley, before finishing in first place for the following in Deer Valley again, Lake Placid, and Val-St-Côme. After impressive performances in Japan and Norway Alex won his last World Cup career in La Plagne. Nice way to retire!

Alexandre completed his B.A. in Accountancy from Concordia University in August 2016 and is continuing his studies, pursuing an Advanced Graduate Diploma (AGD) in Chartered Professional Accountancy – CPA.

 

He accepted, over two years ago, the challenge of presiding over the 51st Finale des Jeux du Québec held in Montréal in 2016, in order to pass on to young Quebec athletes the values of sports that were imparted to him during his sporting career. Chairing the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the $4.5 M fundraising campaign for such a major event has been an incredibly rewarding experience.

 

Alexandre also cofounded the Alexandre Bilodeau Fund for Adapted Sports at the MAB-Mackay. This fund of over $1 M aims to help physically impaired children attain new levels of achievement previously believed to be out of their reach, and inspire them to live their lives to the fullest through sports and physical activity.

 

With “dare to dream big” as his watchword, there is every reason to believe he will be just as successful in the business world then he was on the international sport scene.

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