Marie Michele Ganon the winner of Super G and Manny Osborne paradis as well as on the team event Marc Marcoux a Para alpine skier who has done well on the world cup circuit.
Marie Michele Gagnon- About Mitch
“My name is Marie-Michèle, it tends to confuse people who speak other languages so I go by Mitch!
I’m an alpine ski racer for Canada. I have been part of the Canadian Alpine World Cup Team for 7 years now. I competed in the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Games. I am starting to make my mark on the World Cup tour with my first win in Super Combined this season as well as a 6th place in the overall in Slalom!
One of the many perks of being an athlete in my sport is the travelling bit. We go all around the world to find snow and therefore get to see all these amazing places. My goal is to share with you the places I get to visit, the ups and downs of my career, my love for nature and my sport!”
Marcoux burst onto the IPC World Cup scene in 2013 when, at just 15 years old, he scored three World Cup podium finishes and earned a silver medal at the World Championships in La Molina, Spain. In 2014, he became a three-time Paralympic medallist when he, guided by Robin Fémy, won gold in giant slalom and then bronze in the downhill and super G events at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games. At the time of this outstanding success in Sochi, Marcoux was the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic Team. Marcoux races in the visually impaired category and is guided by his older brother, BJ Marcoux. The close-knit brothers, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. used to go-kart race competitively until Mac lost his vision as a result of a degenerative condition. Inspired by Canada’s McKeever brothers, the pair took their need for speed to the ski hill and haven’t looked back.
Team Event Podium photo
1 – Marie-Michèle Gagnon (ACA – alpine), Mac and BJ Marcoux (ACA – para), Brodie Seger (ACA – alpine), Heidi Roussin (Province), Emma Woodhouse (Province)
2 – Candace Crawford (ACA – alpine), Trevor Philp (ACA – alpine), Braydon Luscombe (ACA – para), Stephanie Currie (Province), Haley Mckercher (Province), William Bruneau Bouchard (Province)
3 – Valérie Grenier (ACA – alpine), Erin Latimer (ACA – para), Tyler Werry (ACA – alpine), Sarah Taylor (Province), Carter Armstrong (Province), Riley Seger (Province)