Athlete Advisory Board

AMPLIFY
ATHLETE
VOICES

Broadcaster and athlete conceived, invested, developed, and launched.

Our team boasts decades of experience in sports broadcasting, technology development, startup management, and diversity in sport (not to mention 20 Paralympic medals).

Claire Carver-Dias

PhD, MA, OLY, ACC

  • Olympic, Commonwealth, World Championships, Pan American medallist in Synchronized Swimming
  • 17 years as Founder and Lead Consultant at Clearday Communications
  • Lecturer at University of Toronto
  • Board member at Commonwealth Sport Canada
  • Mother of 4

Bruce Deacon

M.Ed., OLY, ChPC

  • Two-time Olympian, Pan American Games silver medalist
  • National Team Para Athletics coach
  • President of Run Fast Consulting Inc.
  • General Manager of the Pan Am XC Cup
  • Led the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Vancouver Office leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games
  • 12 years of program management for the BC Provincial Government
  • Father of two boys

Dominick Gauthier

  • Olympian in Mogul Skiing and coach of multiple Olympic Champions
  • Co-Founder and COO of B2ten, a charitable organization that builds optimal training environment for select Canadian athletes
  • Olympic expert analyst for Radio-Canada (TV, Radio, Web, Blog)

Gareth Rees

BA(Uvic), MSt (Oxon)

  • Canadian International Rugby Player, Captain, 55 Caps 1986-2000
  • 20 years Sport Business – Sponsorship procurement, former CEO Rugby Canada, World Rugby Broadcaster (NBC, ESPN, TSN, BBC, Sky UK, World Feed)
  • Inductee World Rugby HOF, First Rugby inductee into Canada’s Sports HOF
  • Board Member for various, Sport, Tourism, and Education entities
  • Father of two boys , Living in Victoria , BC

Bruny Surin

  • Olympic champion 4 x 100m, 1996
  • Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, 2019
  • Top 20 Diversity Award, Média Mosaïque press agency, 2019
  • Participated in four Olympic Games, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000
  • 7th fastest sprinter of all time in the 100m
  • Seven-time Canadian champion in the 100m and Canadian record holder in the 100m (9.84 sec.) and 60m (6.45 sec.)
  • Two-time silver medalist at the World Championships in the 100m, 1995 and 1999
  • Two-time World indoor champion at 60m, 1993 and 1995
  • Two-time World champion in the 4 x 100m relay, 1995, 1997
  • Member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
    and Quebec’s Sports Hall of Fame (Panthéon des sports du Québec)
  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • National Order of Quebec, 2018