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  • Christian Gow, Biathlon

 

 

 

Christian Gow

Christian Gow, Biathlon

DOB: March 23, 1993

Hometown: Calgary

 

Bio and Competition Dates

Christian Gow is part of the Rocky Mountain Racers in Canmore, AB. He spent four years on the Biathlon Junior National Team, representing Canada five times in the World Junior and Youth Championships before moving up to the senior team.

Competition Dates
Date Event Location
Nov. 27-Dec. 4 World Cup 1 Oestersund, Sweden
Dec. 9-11 World Cup 2 Pokljuka, Slovenia
Dec. 15-18 World Cup 3 Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
Jan. 5-8 World Cup 4 Oberhof, Germany
Jan. 11-15 World Cup 5 Ruhpolding, Germany
Jan. 19-22 World Cup 6 Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
Feb. 9-19 World Championships Hochfilzen, Austria
Mar. 2-5 World Cup 7 PyeongChang, South Korea
Mar. 9-12 World Cup 8 Tyumen, Russia
Mar. 17-19 World Cup 9 Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway

 

 

Scott Gow

Scott Gow, Biathlon

DOB: November 6, 1990

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @Scott_Gow

 

Bio and Competition Dates

Scott Gow is on the Canadian National Team’s Biathlon A squad. Biathlon is the combination of rifle marksmanship and cross country skiing. Scott fell in love with biathlon after he tried it at COP in 2002. He joined the Rocky Mountain Racers in Canmore, AB the following year. Scott loves to train in and around the Canmore mountains.

Competition Dates
Date Event Location
Nov. 27-Dec. 4 World Cup 1 Oestersund, Sweden
Dec. 9-11 World Cup 2 Pokljuka, Slovenia
Dec. 15-18 World Cup 3 Nove Mesto, Czech Republic
Jan. 5-8 World Cup 4 Oberhof, Germany
Jan. 11-15 World Cup 5 Ruhpolding, Germany
Jan. 19-22 World Cup 6 Antholz-Anterselva, Italy
Feb. 9-19 World Championships Hochfilzen, Austria
Mar. 2-5 World Cup 7 PyeongChang, South Korea
Mar. 9-12 World Cup 8 Tyumen, Russia
Mar. 17-19 World Cup 9 Oslo Holmenkollen, Norway

 

 

Gilmore Junio

Gilmore Junio, Long Track Speed Skating

DOB: August 6, 1990

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @cdnhappygilmore

 

Bio and Competition Dates

Calgary native Gilmore Junio is on Canada’s National Speed Skating Team for 2013-2014. Gilmore was on skates at an early age and started playing hockey at age 7. He tried speed skating at 13 at his dad’s encouragement, and started racing short track for the Calgary Speed Skating Club. While representing Canada in the the Short Track Junior World Championships in 2009, Gilmore suffered a back injury that kept him sidelined for weeks. He then changed his focus to long track speed skating and represented Canada again in his new sport shortly after.

Competition Dates
Date Event Location
Oct. 20-23 Fall World Cup Selections Calgary, Canada
Nov. 11-13 World Cup 1 Harbin, China
Nov. 18-20 World Cup 2 Nagano, Japan
Dec. 2-4 World Cup 3 Astana, Kazakhstan
Dec. 9-11 World Cup 4 Heerenveen, Netherlands
Jan. 3-6 Canadian Single Distance Championships Calgary, Canada
Jan. 27-29 World Cup 5 Berlin, Germany
Feb. 9-12 World Single Distance Championships Gangneung, Korea
Feb. 25-26 World Sprint Championships Calgary, Canada
Mar. 10-12 World Cup 6 Chelyabinsk, Russia

 

 

Monique Sullivan

Monique Sullivan, Track Cycling

DOB: February 21, 1989

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @mmj_sullivan

 

Bio and Competition Dates

Monique Sullivan is a decorated track cyclist. She competed for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics at the 2016 Games Rio de Janeiro.

 

Competition dates
Date Event Location
Nov. 4-6 UCI World Cup 1 Glasgow, Great Britain
Nov. 11-13 UCI World Cup 2 Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Feb. 17-19 UCI World Cup 3 Cali, Colombia
Feb. 25-26 UCI World Cup 4 Los Angeles, USA
Apr. 12-16 UCI World Championships Hong Kong, China

 

 

Past #teamaclaro athletes

Tamara Oudenaarden

Tamara Oudenaarden, Long Track Speed Skating

DOB: August 11, 1987

Hometown: St. Albert/Calgary

Twitter: @YamTamOudie

 

Bio

Born in St. Albert, Alberta and relocated to Calgary, Alberta after high school graduation from Bellerose Composite High School to continue her career in Speed Skating. In her second year of living and training in Calgary, Tamara qualified for the 2006/2007 Junior World Cup Team in Baselga Di Pine, Italy and Innsbruck Austria. There began her journey of representing Canada on the International stage in World Cups, World Sprint Championships and World Single Distance Championships. Tamara was on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Team for the 500m as an alternate.

 

 

Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid, Skeleton

DOB: June 2, 1987

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @SkellyRider

 

Bio

Sarah Reid was on Canada’s National Team in Skeleton. Sarah is a former ballerina, and got into skeleton almost by accident after she decided it was time to put her pointe shoes away. She initially chose to join bobsleigh, but was too young and small to push a bobsleigh. She decided to try skeleton and has kept with the sport ever since.

 

 

Micaela Widmer

Micaela Widmer, Skeleton

DOB: August 11, 1987

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @MicaelaWidmer

 

Bio

Micaela Widmer competes for Switzerland in Skeleton. Micaela is part of aclaro twice over – she worked at our Calgary office prior to returning to skeleton in the 2014/15 season.

 

 

Ekaterina Zavialova

Ekaterina Zavialova, Snowboarding

DOB: May 8, 1984

Hometown: Calgary

Twitter: @ekatsnow

 

Bio

Ekaterina Zavialova started snowboarding over 12 years ago after she and her family moved to Canada from Russia. She credits her father, a former world medalist in luge, as a source of inspiration on her career.

Canadian Sports Institute

aclaro is a proud sponsor of the Canadian Sport Institute.

 

The Canadian Sport Institute provides world-leading Olympic and Paralympic training environments to elite athletes and coaches across Alberta. With the support of their partners, their team of experts delivers sport science and medicine, coaching and life services to power podium performances and help Canada win more medals.

 

We were able to join the CSI last summer as a sponsor for the 2013 Golf With an Olympian, an annual golf tournament to raise funds for the organization. Two of our Team aclaro athletes, Gilmore Junio and Scott Gow, were among the aspiring Olympians at the event. Check out this video of the tournament.

 

 

aclaro was also a proud sponsor of the CSI and Winsport’s 2014 Legacy Club event. We joined local Olympians in a trip back to the 80’s for fantastic food from Calgary’s top chefs, auction fun, raffles and an epic concert of six 80’s bands to help raise funds for talented youth hoping to become the next generation of Canadian top tier athletes. All money raised at the Gala stays in Alberta, and helps athletes that live and train in the province.

 

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Calgary Pro Musica

 

aclaro was a co-sponsor for Calgary Pro Musica for the 2013-2014 season. We are a firm believer in them and the outreach program they provide to schools in the community.

 

Calgary Pro Musica is a non-profit organization that encourages and celebrates chamber music. Their concerts feature world renowned chamber ensembles performing in the beautiful Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). They contribute to our community through meaningful music outreach and learning programs. Calgary Pro Musica has been providing exceptional value to audiences and enriching Calgary’s cultural life for over 35 years.

 

Canadian Blood Services

 

aclaro recognizes the importance of giving blood and the great demand for it to save lives. We have pledged to Canadian Blood Services and a group of our employees are regularly donating blood to meet our company’s pledge. Read more here.

 

Montgomery County Food Bank

 

aclaro is also a proud sponsor of Anadarko‘s Young Leaders Poker Tournament, which benefits the Montgomery County Food Bank in Texas. Read more here.

 

Movember

 

Another cause we are proud to support at aclaro is Movember, which supports men’s health and combats prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health issues. Team aclar-mo‘s motivation is “to boldly mo where no man has mo’d before”. Help us promote men’s health today. Read more here.

 

Star of Hope Mission

 

Star of Hope is a community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women, and their children. Every holiday season, the organization runs a fundraising campaign which enables partners to give gifts such as meals and shelter that can transform the lives the people who arrive at Star of Hope. In 2014, aclaro donated 100 Christmas Dinners to Star of Hope.

 

YYC Tech Gives

 

YYC Tech Gives is a collective effort of Calgary tech companies, ranging from small startups to big multinational corporations. In 2014 twenty-four organizations, including aclaro, came together to donate $184,310 to the Calgary Food Bank via CBC Calgary’s annual million-dollar fundraiser for the charity on Thursday, December 18.