Etienne Morneau: Rio 2016 - Share the dream

This article was originally published on Etienne Morneau's Go Fund Me page.

Click here to go to Etienne's Go Fund Me Page to choose a reward level.

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Who am I?

Born and raised in Québec City, member of the Lac-Beauport Canoe & Kayak Club for the past 23 years, Bachelor in Sport Intervention(Université Laval 2010), head coach at Sherbrooke Canoe & Kayak Club(2009-2010) and Foodie in my spare time. As a World Cup silver medalist, this will be my 4th year on the National Team. Sport is my passion and I plan to stay in the field and use my experiences to inspire the future generations of athletes.

2014 was the best season of my career!

During the World Cup tour, with my K2 partner Hugues Fournel, we finished:

7th in Milan, Italy
6th in Szeged, Hungary
5th in Racice, Czech Republic

To finish the World cup season in 4th place overall.

2015, that's the most IMPORTANT season of my career!

The plan:
Secure my Olympic qualification and climb on the podium at this year's World Championships in Milan, in August 2015.

The steps:

May 2015: Race at World Cups to gain International experience and battle the best crews in the World.
August 2015: Race at World Championships and qualify Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in K2 200 meters.
May 2016: Win the National Team Trials in K2 200 meters and secure my Olympic spot.

-->I reached the first step in early May when I qualified for the 2015 World Cup tour. I will be racing in Germany on May 23rd & 24th and in Denmark on May 30th & 31st.

My dream is to race at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to represent my country, my province, my club in Lac Beauport and YOU, my team with whom I will share this exciting and inspiring journey!

To reach my goal, I need your help!

To be able to take part in every training camp, every competition and to have the best equipment, I need to raise $10 000.

Here are the details:

WORLD CUPS (15 mai au 1er juin)
$1 691.51          Flights
$1 093.50        Hotels Duisburg
  $303.75         Accreditation Duisburg
$1 521.75          Hotels Denmark 
  $453.60         Accreditation Denmark

    $764.00          Flights
        $0.00          Hotel (Paid by the federation)

$3 700.00          New kayak
    $450.00          Paddle
Total: $10 787.81 (including GoFundMe fees)

It would mean a lot to have you onboard! Thank you for believing in me and sharing this Olympic Journey with me. To show you my appreciation, I won't leave you empty handed. Every donor will receive my newsletter including exclusive stories and photos throughout the season. You can select one of the choices below, or any other amount by clicking "Donate a different amount". All your suggestions will be considered, don't hesitate to contact me.


Crédits photo: Balint Vekassy et Anne David

Click here to go to Etienne's Go Fund Me Page to choose a reward level.