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Excellence Through Generosity | Gilmore Junio
In the summer of 2010, Gilmore Junio was named to Canada’s Long Track Development Team, and that fall he found himself travelling the globe racing for Canada at World Cups. Three years later he was ranked 8th in the world with a World Cup Silver medal, and just a year after that he found himself representing Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. But despite his accomplishments on the track, it was was what he did off the track at those Olympics that resulted in Junio’s receiving a champion’s welcome upon his return home to Calgary.
After teammate Denny Morrison fell and failed to qualify for the men’s 1000 m, he received a text message from Junio, who decided to withdraw so that Morrison could have the opportunity to race instead. Morrison went on to win the silver medal in that race, giving Morrison his fourth ever Olympic medal, equaling Gaetan Boucher for the most medals by a Canadian male long track speed skater.
Smile or Die
“When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong.”
Bryan Robles Youth Minister
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”
Bernard Meltzer Radio Talk Show Host (1916-1998)
“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
Henry Ward Beecher Clergyman, Social Reformer (1813-1887)
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”
John Wesley Theologian (1703-1791)
There are two amazing places you can be