Thursday, November 19, 2015

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Coached Ultimate

The current President of the United States is no stranger to the sport of ultimate, and now there's a new world leader with experience as an ultimate coach. Say hello to the Prime Minister of Canada - Justin Trudeau. Prime Minister Trudeau took office on November 4, 2015, and is the 23rd PM of Canada.

This 2012 article cites Trudeau coached "ultimate Frisbee" at West Point Grey Academy - a private day school in Vancouver, BC: "He was a French teacher to some, an English lit teacher to others; an ultimate Frisbee coach after-hours."
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Justin's family has a history with the flying disc. This flashback from CBC mentions how Pierre Trudeau (Justin's father) tossed the Frisbee with reporters on an airplane:
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 Even when not in-flight, Pierre threw the disc. [See below and this photo.]

Toronto-based VC Ultimate took the opportunity to share an ultimate jersey with their new Prime Minister.
[h/t/ Jody Avirgan]

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