N. Shore skiers Osborne-Paradis, Dixon, Brit and Michael Janyk get Olympic nod
It helps to grow up surrounded by ski hills. Just ask the four North Shore skiers named to the 19-member Canadian Olympic team on Wednesday.
Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Robbie Dixon and siblings Brit and Michael Janyk were among the list of ski racers revealed by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA).
Osborne-Paradis, who finished 13th in downhill event at the 2006 Winter Olympics, has been among the top downhillers on the World Cup circuit this season.
“To be able to ski on a national team and represent your country on the World Cup circuit is always an honour but qualifying for the Winter Olympics is another ball game. It means you are one of the top four athletes in your country in that specific event,” said Osborne-Paradis in a statement.
This will be the first trip to the Olympics for West Van's Brit Janyk.
“As we near the Games, just a few weeks away now, you can feel the excitement building,” she said in a release.