The TORO Women of 2012 (Jan 6, 2013)
Behind every great man, stands a row of shockingly beautiful women. No? Just us? Such is the fortune of being a men’s magazine. Women: they’re the reason we do anything, right? So for your viewing pleasure, we present you the TORO Women of 2012.
Six 2012 Olympians Elected To Represent Athlete (October 5, 2012)
Six 2012 Olympians were elected or re-elected to the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission. The four new members of the Athletes’ Commission are Mike Brown (Swimming), Oluseyi Smith (Athletics), Erin McLeod (Soccer) and Nicole Forrester (Athletics). Four-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden (Canoe-Kayak) and 2012 Olympic silver medallist Andréanne Morin (Rowing) were re-elected to their positions on the Athletes’ Commission.
How working at a McJob can be the starting point for success (July 28, 2012)
Three years after Nicole Forrester handed in a summer job application to her neighbourhood McDonald’s restaurant, it paid off by defining her career path in just a few minutes. The then-17-year-old was working at the fast-food location near her home in Cookstown, Ont., when a University of Toronto track and field coach spotted her.
Olympic Relay: Nicole Forrester, Athletics (July 25, 2012)
Nicole Forrester is a veteran member high jumper who has represented Canada in many international events. She is a vibrant, exciting and passionate athlete who is as proud to represent her country as you can possibly imagine. She’s a talented and engaging athlete. We’ve known that for quite some time as she wrote for CBCSports.ca during the Beijing Olympics where she was a competitor.
High jumper Nicole Forrester has retirement game plan (July 11, 2012)
As a voice for athletes, Forrester appreciates the need to separate herself from the competitive field for a fresh perspective. She has been competing in high jump since she was 17, recruited while working at a McDonald’s in Cookstown. “When you are competing, it is difficult because you have to be selfish and one-minded,” Forrester said. “My entire adult life, I’ve been an athlete. It’s difficult because you’re training, eating, sleeping, thinking about the next meet. It’s 24 hours a day.”
Jumpstart launches calendar pilot project, Organizers hope calendar becomes large-scale fundraiser (Jan 5, 2012) The 12-month calendar for 2012 will raise funds for the charity’s many sport and recreation programs, which, since 2005, have allowed more than 371,000 Canadian children to take part in summer fun and camaraderie. Featured in the calendar are Canadians Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, figure skater Kurt Browning, gold medalist hockey player Sami Jo Small and track and field champion Nicole Forrester among others.
High jumper Forrester named to Pan Am panel (December 5, 2011)
High jumping Olympian Nicole Forrester of Newmarket is one of 10 high-performance athletes appointed to serve on the new athlete advisory council for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games to be hosted by Toronto and GTA communities.
High jumper leaps into volunteering (October 25, 2011)
“Sports is a cure for all of society’s ills,” Nicole said. “Some think there are more important issues to fund rather than sports. I believe it should be the cornerstone. Statistics show people who are involved in sports are likely to achieve higher education, give back to society and remain active and are less likely to engage in risky behaviour.”
Team Visa Athletes Join ParticipACTION to Celebrate Sports Day in Canada (September 9, 2011)
Sports Day in Canada on Saturday, September 17, was a national celebration of sport—from grassroots to high-performance levels—in communities across the country. Its vision was to reach out to all Canadians to build, solidify and celebrate the role of sport through a dynamic, energetic and influential movement that inspired Canadians to move more.
Sports Day in Canada September 17th
One of the dedicated athletes is Ontario Olympic high jumper Nicole Forrester, a seventime Canadian champion currently training for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Last year she participated in Sports Day events in Kingston, Ont., and this year will be part of Sports Day as a Team Visa athlete. “It’s a great initiative and I plan to do it forever,” says Ms. Forrester, the country’s reigning high jumper. “I’m really passionate about the value of sports in Canada. I’ve been a Team Visa athlete for many years, and having Visa also partner this year with Sports Day makes it a little more special.”
Six Canadian Athletes in Elite Group of Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Sponsored by Visa (July 11, 2011)
Visa, a proud sponsor of the Olympic Games for 25 years, announced today that it will continue its long term sponsorship of Olympians Nicole Forrester (athletics/high jump), Brent Hayden (swimming), Karen Furneaux (kayaking), Emilie Heymans (Diving), and Paralympians Benoit Huot (swimming) and Richard Peter (wheelchair basketball), on their journeys to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Canadian athletes join an elite global group of Visa-sponsored athletes that include Olympic gold medalists such as Michael Phelps (swimming), Yelena Isinbaeva (athletics/pole vault) and Allyson Felix (athletics).
Olympic athlete up on the auction block (February 1, 2011)
It’s not a typical dream for an Olympic athlete, but Toronto high jumper Nicole Forrester had it the other night – that she was auctioned off for just under $2,000. Now before you start wondering about Forrester, the dream was not that surprising, given that the seven-time Canadian champion will actually be up for sale Thursday at the inaugural Eligible Inc. Bachelor & Bachelorette Charity Auction for the Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness.
Nicole Forrester – Continuing the spirit of giving
In the true spirit of giving, Nicole Forrester has generously provided Athletics Ontario with two equipment bags full of apparel and clothing (weighing over 75 lbs) currently destined for Hudson, Ontario which is located northwest of Sioux Lookout in Northern Ontario.
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2008 Olympian and six-time Canadian Champion, Nicole Forrester is training hard to jump her highest for Team Canada at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. After being discovered.