PROFILES OF TWO OF VANIER'S TOP STUDENT ATHLETES
ENROLLED IN THE SPORTS-ÉTUDES PROGRAM


Vanier Business Management (Marketing) Student
Kimberly Hyacinthe is a Rising Track Star
April 10, 2008

Kimberly (right) accepts her Saputo Award from Lino Saputo Jr.

Vanier has one of Canada's top track prospects studying here. Kimberly Hyacinthe is one of our top students in the Sports-Etudes program and she's been making quite a splash in international-level track competitions.

Her latest exploits involved her participation on April 5, 2008 at the 28th Colonial Invitational, held in Fort de France, Martinique. Competing in intense heat and sweltering humidity, Kimberly won a gold medal in both the 100m and 200m finals. As a result of this amazing performance, she won the trophy for top athlete of the meet, both male and female.

Kimberly was the Canadian competitor at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Games in both the 100 and 200m races, and on October 11, 2007, Kimberly won a $3000 Saputo scholarship for her athletic excellence. (See photo at left)


At the May 2007 La Loma Festival International, held in Mexico, she won a Silver Medal in the 200m race by equaling her personal best time of 23.88 seconds.

She also won a Gold Medal in the 200m at the 2007 Canadian Junior Championships.

Previously in 2005, she broke two Quebec records at the 2005 World Youth Championships, held at Marrakech, Morocco. First, she ran 11.78 seconds in the 100m, breaking a Quebec record that had stood since 1977 and then ran 24.13 seconds in the 200m, also breaking the Quebec record for that distance.

Vanier College is indeed proud of Kimberly's accomplishments and we wish her the best in all her upcoming competitions.

Perhaps a medal for Canada in Track and Field at the 2012 Olympics is within reach!


The above picture dates from 2004



Vanier Social Science Student (Psychology Major)
Éliana Parvu is a Top Fencing Competitor
April 11, 2008

Éliana Parvu is one of Québec's top female fencers in her age group. She can be seen at right in a photo taken just after she received a silver medal at a 2004 competition held at the Canadian Sport Centre in Saskatchewan.

Graduating from Vanier College this year, she represents a major success story in the Sports-Études program.

We just recently received word that Éliana has been awarded a $750 bursary from RDS (Réseau Des sports) for the continuation of her studies.

The prize was given as part of the 2008 Sports-Études Foundation Scholarship Award Program. She will officially accept her award at a golf tournament at Club de golf La Madeleine on June 19, 2008.

Congratulations, Élianu. See photos of her in action below.


    




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