Canadian Olympic Foundation
Gold Medal Plates was established in 2004 by two private citizens: Stephen Leckie and Karen Blair, who were inspired to support Canadian Olympic athletes and partnered with the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF) to do so. Each year, over 100 volunteer business influencers in 10 cities, invite over 6,000 guests to come together to celebrate Team Canada’s commitment to excellence and to raise funds to support their journey to the Olympic Games. To date, Gold Medal Plates has raised more than $13 million for the Canadian Olympic Team and the next generation of high-performance athletes. Gold Medal Plates is the largest annual fundraiser for the COF.
Daily training, year-round coaching, proper nutrition, breakthroughs in technology in sport science, national and international competitions, and state-of-the-art equipment are all essential in propelling our athletes to the top of the podium. The COF is a national charitable organization that raises funds to provide the Canadian Olympic Team and next generation athletes with the performance resources they need to succeed. The COF grants funds at the recommendation of Own The Podium
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Gold Medal Plates Impact 2014 & 2015
On behalf of the Canadian Olympic Foundation, thank you to the Gold Medal Plates founders, Event Chairs and supporters for helping Canadian athletes achieve their podium dreams. The annual Gold Medal Plates events and the trips hosted each year are central to our fundriasing efforts. With your help, we can continue to transform Canada through the power of sport.