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Athletics: Athletics Canada names World Championships staff

Friday, June 19, 2009

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada named today the coaching and support staff which will travel to Berlin, Germany for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics August 15-23. 

The Canadian Championships taking place in Toronto June 25 to 28 will serve as the Selection Trials for the World Championship team.  Athletes must finish top three in their respective event at the Trials as one component of the selection criteria to be eligible for selection to the Worlds team.  The full selection criteria can be viewed here.   

The Canadian delegation at the 12th IAAF World Championships will be led by Gordon Orlikow, Chairman of the Board, of Winnipeg, MB and Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer Joanne Mortimore of Ottawa, ON.

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Staff




Coaching Staff



Alex Gardiner

Head Coach

Winnipeg, MB

Martin Goulet

Chief High Performance Officer

Brossard, QC

Hugh Cameron

Event Coach – Marathon

New market, ON

Brent Fougner

Event Coach – Middle Distance

Victoria, BC

Glenroy Gilbert

Event Coach – Relays & Sprints

Ottawa, ON

Les Gramantik

Event Coach – Combined Events & Hurdles

Calgary, AB

Molly Killingbeck

Event Coach – Sprints, Relays & Hurdles

Toronto, ON

Larry Steinke

Event Coach – Throws

Lethbridge, AB




Integrated Support Team



Dr. Alan Vernec

Team Doctor

Montreal, QC

Alvin Bodnarchuk

Massage Therapist

Saskatoon, SK

Garfield Crooks

Massage Therapist

Vancouver, BC

Melissa Dowling

Team Services Manager

Ottawa, ON

Mathieu Gentès

Media Attaché

Ottawa, ON

Wilbour Kelsick


Port Moody, BC

Scott MacDonald

Technical Manager

Ottawa, ON

Ron O’Hare


Aurora, ON

Carmen Stillo


Toronto, ON




Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON and Gary Reed from Victoria, BC both won silver medals at the last World Championships held two years ago in Osaka, Japan.  Felicien won silver in the 100 metre hurdles and Reed in the 800 metres. 

Toronto 2009

For information regarding the Worlds Selection Trials visit  Tickets are available for the Trials by going to or by calling 1-866-9-GET-TIX.


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