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Nov
30

New Oshawa public school: faster, higher, stronger

If a public school encourages such characteristics among its student body as persistence, commitment, endurance and achievement, it couldn’t come up with a better match in Canadian Olympian Clara Hughes.   So it is that students readying to attend a new Oshawa elementary school next year will be entering Clara Hughes Public School.   A six-time Olympic medallist in two sports (cycling and speed skating), a tireless advocate … more

Nov
28

Olympian Clara Hughes visits Oshawa students; New school named after multiple medalist

  The students set to attend a new Oshawa school in 2014 will have a big, inspiring name to live up to. After 30 names were suggested for a new south central Oshawa public school in October, Durham District School Board trustees approved the name Clara Hughes Public School last week, a suggestion by Grade 5 teacher Chris Brown.   “The real measure of a champion isn’t how … more

Nov
15

Yahoo! Canada Announces Winners of First Annual Awards: Clara Hughes, Best Ambassador

Canadians have spoken, voting for Justin Trudeau as the winner of The Next Prime Minster category in the First Annual Yahoo! Canada Awards TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 – What was the year’s biggest scandal? Who is Canada’s real social media superstar? Who’s comeback got the biggest buzz? Today, Yahoo! Canada answers all those questions and more, as the winners of the first annual Yahoo! Canada Awards are revealed. … more

Nov
7

The Winnipeg Sun: Clara Hughes fast tracked into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

  There was no waiting period for this speedster.   Just after Clara Hughes announced her retirement from cycling and speed skating, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame organizers fast-tracked the five-time Olympian into their special room reserved for renowned athletes.   “It’s another honour and I’ve had a chance to meet many of the current nominees from all different sports, all different decades,” Hughes gushed just before the … more

Nov
7

New honours for local legend Hughes: Has revamped facility named for her, enters sports Hall

Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION By: Jen Skerritt   Olympic speedskater and cyclist Clara Hughes reached into her purse and pulled out proof of what can happen when kids get a chance to play. “This is what’s possible,” Hughes said, flashing her six Olympic medals.   Hughes was in Winnipeg on Saturday to attend two separate events to celebrate her achievements in sports. City officials announced the … more

Nov
7

New park named after Winnipeg’s own Clara Hughes

  A new recreation park at the former site of the Elmwood’s Kelvin Community Centre might not be built yet, but it already has a name.   Mayor Sam Katz announced Saturday the $700,000 park will be named after Olympic speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes.   “I’m honoured that the City of Winnipeg is naming this recreational space after me,” said Hughes, who grew up in Elmwood … more

Oct
25

Olympian Clara Hughes shares her tale of depression

Todd McEwen Orangeville.com     Clara Hughes doesn’t shy away from showing off her accomplishments.   The four-time Olympian impressed a packed house Wednesday night (Oct. 24) at Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS) with a satchel full of medals she’s collected throughout her years as an Olympic athlete.   The crowd held onto its ‘oohs and aws’ as she showcased the handful of hardware, but some couldn’t hold … more

Oct
15

Olympics sports: athletes wrestle with when to retire

Kerry Gillespie Sports Reporter The Toronto Star     A few days ago, Clara Hughes got on a bike for the first time since her dream of stepping onto another Olympic podium slipped 31 seconds from her grasp when she crossed the time trial finish line in fifth place.   It wasn’t one of her bikes, it was her mother’s old beater. It was heavy and way too … more

Oct
10

York University to Present Clara Hughes with Honourary Doctorate

Six-time Olympic medalist Clara Hughes, who has inspired Canadians both as a cyclist and speed skater, and is now dedicated to breaking down the stigma around mental illness, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University on Wednesday, October 10th. She will address graduates at the 3:30 pm Convocation at the Tennis Canada Rexall Centre on York’s Keele Campus.   One of the biggest stories … more

Oct
1

EXIT INTERVIEW: Clara Hughes talks about moving on after the Olympics

SEAN GORDON Special to The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Sep. 27 2012, 5:03 PM EDT     Clara Hughes was a wayward teen whose life changed after seeing Canadian speed skating legend Gaetan Boucher on television in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Since then, Hughes has made history of her own, becoming a competitive speed skater and cyclist, and winning six Olympic medals—the first woman to win … more


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