Caroline Calvé is a Canadian Olympic Snowboarder and has been a part of the Nationals for the past four years.
There is a connection between me and Caroline Calvé. It’s that me and her both like to snowboard.We like it a lot. Well I like it a lot because I like how we place ourselves on the snowboard. I don’t know why she likes it but I like it because its FUN !
Calvé was born on October 1st , 1978 in Hull, Quebec. She grew up in Alymer Quebec and now she is 32 years old. She currently lives in Lachine, Quebec. She is a member of the Mont-St-Marie and Mont Tremblant snowboard/ski club. She trains with her coaches Mark Fawcett and Sylvain Jean. She uses a Kessler Board and has a regular stance. She also wears UPZ boots. She is sponsored by Oberson and Uvex. Her nickname is Caro and she speaks both English and French. Caroline Calve is also a part of the Aboriginal background of the Algonquin Heritage, and is a Member of the First Nations Snowboarding team and a member of the Native Alliance of Quebec.
When Caroline Calvé is not Snowboarding she is doing yoga, biking, cross country ski or reading.
In Caroline Calvé’s Team there are: Ariane Lavigne, Kimiko Zackreski Matthew Horison, Pat Farel, Alexa Loo, Jasey-Jay Anderson and Micheal Lambert and of course Caroline Calvé .
In 2007 Caroline Calvé was doing Parallel Slalom and her ranking was 10 and the location was in Arosa, Switzerland. In 2009 Caroline Calvé was doing Parallel Giant Slalom and her ranking was 11 and the place that she was at was called Gangwon, Korea In 2009 when she was doing Parallel Slalom and her ranking was 25 . And now the last one . In 2007 when she was doing Parallel giant slalom her ranking was 29 and ii was in Arosa, Switzerland .
Caroline Calvé won her fist career world cup medal she won a silver medal in Parallel giant slalom in March 2009 she was in 11th place at the 2009 world cup in the same event . Caroline Calvé started her competitive career in 2003 and she got better and better through the years until 2006 and since then she has been in preparation to go to the Olympics. Her team is called Canadian National team. Caroline Calvé will participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics winter games.
I hope that she will win the gold medal or silver or bronze but I would be so happy if she would win the gold.
Caroline Calvé also has her own website:
by: J.R, 10 yrs. old
I find ice hockey fun. Trying to put the puck in the other team’s net while trying to stop them from scoring on you.
I am a big fan of Roberto Luongo and hope that he helps Canada win the gold medal this year.
Roberto is currently a goaltender with the Vancouver Canucks, a team in the National Hockey League(NHL).He is thirty years old and was born on April 4 in1979. He grew up in the city of St.Leonard, Quebec and he speaks three languages: English,French and Italian. He is a big man, weighing 206 pounds and stands six foot three inches in height.
During his NHL career, he has played for the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers,before joining the Canucks. With Vancouver, he wears the number one on his jersey and is unique among goaltenders, being one of the few who have ever been chosen as team captain.
Roberto has played in many international hockey tournaments. He has played for the Canadian Junior Team on four occasions and his team won one silver medal and two gold medals suring these competitions. He also has previous Olympic experience. He played in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. He has been selected to play for Canada at this year’s Olympic Games in Vancouver. Roberto will share goaltending duties with Martin Brodeur and Marc-Andre Fleury.
Modern ice hockey is played by two teams that compete against each other on a large ice-covered surface. Each player wears skates,protective gear, and an L-shaped stick. A team normally has six players involved in the game at one time:three forwards, two defence men,and one goaltender. It is a very physical sport and injuries frequently occur.
The first time ice hockey was introduced as an Olympic sport was in during the 1920 Summer Olympic games in Antwerp,Belgium. It became a permanent part of the Winter Olympics four years later when the games were held in Haute-Savoie, France.
by: G.C., 10 yrs. old
Dominique Maltais is an Olympic athlete. She is going to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as a snowboarder. Dominique was born on November 9th, 1980 in Charlevoix (more known as Petite-Riviere, Saint-Francois). It is located in the province of Quebec beside the Saint Lawrence River. She speaks French and English. Dominique learned how to snowboard when she was young. She feels lucky to have grown up near the Massif. The Massif is where she learned her passion for snowboarding.
My connection to Dominique Maltais is that she does snowboarding cross. I know how to snowboard but I never tried snowboarding cross before. I like snowboarding because I like the wind blowing in my face when I go fast. I like the sensation of my legs when I do a jump (it’s like every thing stops and I put everything I’ve got in the jump and it feels good.
Another small connection is that she likes fire fighters and I kind of like fire fighters. On Sunday morning night I watch the fire fighters when people are stuck in a house or in a car in tuneels when people are stuck…etc
For the last years Dominique Maltais has been very active as a member of Canada’s national snowbording team competition world wide in the high performers in snow boarding competition. She is representing Canada in the individual snowbording cross division. That’s where she continues to go on numerous podiums.
by: M.L.S., 10 yrs. old