Athlete Amélie Plouffe appointed to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Québec
24 October 2012
Athlete Amélie Plouffe appointed to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Québec

Special Olympics Québec (SOQ) is proud to announce the appointment of Amélie Plouffe, a Laval athlete living with an intellectual disability, to the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Québec.

Wanting to socialize and exercise, Amélie, now 19 years old, joined the Special Olympics movement’s swimming program five years ago. Today, she trains five times a week.

At the 2009 Provincial Games, her first major competition, she won no less than three gold medals and one silver. Her achievement led to her selection for the National Games held in London, Ontario, in 2010, from which she brought back three gold medals.  

She competed in the Québec Games in 2010 in Gatineau and again in 2012 in Shawinigan and collected a total of 4 medals which made her Laval’s most medaled female athlete in her sport. Amélie was chosen to take part in the selection of the Québec Team athletes for the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke. And she will be competing in the 2013 Special Olympics Provincial Summer Games.

Amélie is also involved in the fundraising activities benefitting Special Olympics Québec. Her commitment led her to form a team for the Polar Bear Plunge which took place in March 2012 and during which she dived for the first time in the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River. 

“We are pleased to welcome Amélie Plouffe on our Board of Directors. We believe that, thanks to her experience as an athlete, she will contribute to our work in an important way by sharing her vision and ideas on how we can improve our training and competition programs”, said Daniel Granger, President of Special Olympics Québec.

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