Our ambassadors

The Ambassadors program is Barista’s commitment to encouraging emerging athletes. Through this program, Barista is involved in the sport community. It encourages its members and supports them in their activities so they can reach excellence.

Elisabeth Creighton

Bronze – Alpine skiing

Elisabeth is our youngest ambassador. At only 12 years old, she already has 10 years of alpine skiing behind her and she dreams about going to the Olympics in 2026. Very ambitious and talented, this young athlete participated to the provincial ski championships and has been selected by the Elite team in the Laurentian Ski Division.

Mathilde Gil-Simard

Bronze – Fencing

A determined and persevering fencer since the young age of 8, Mathilde Gil-Simard, two years after she start this discipline, became Quebec champion in the category: Women’s Sabre (under 13). In 2017, she has also joined the national team and she dreams about taking part of the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Camille Goyer

Bronze – Boxing

Quebec champion in her category, Camille Goyer is an ambitious boxer. If boxing happen in her life by chance, it has become a real passion for this girl who has always dream about becoming a world champion. In 2018, the one who won the bronze medal at the Canadian Championships certainly has a great career ahead of her.

Philippe St-Laurent

Bronze – Mountain biking

In 2015, mountain bike cyclist Philippe St-Laurent joined the Pivot Cycles – OTE team, international caliber. Although he started playing sports at a very young age, in 2017 he stood out with his 5th place at the UCI Junior Series and his 6th place at the 2018 Canadian Championships.

Matisse Julien

Bronze – Cycling/ Cross-country skiing

Matisse Julien is practicing cycling and cross-country skiing. Member of the Espoirs Laval, he won 3 medals at the Jeux du Québec. At the Eastern Canadian Championship, he won the bronze medal in cross-country skiing and year after year, he is working very hard to get better and be the best athlete of his category.

Laurence Dumais

Bronze – Cross-country skiing

I’m Laurence Dumais and I am a 21 year old cross country skiing athlete. From Saint-Jérôme (Montreal), I currently live in Canmore, Alberta. I’m part of the Alberta World Cup Academy, a National Training Center where there are programs and trainings for Nordic racers. Cross-country skiing has been a passion for me since the age of 12. This sport inspires me to surpass myself at many levels:  technically, physically and mentally. In addition to training routine, I work as a lifeguard and I do distance studies in business administration. I aspire, after my ski career, to be accountant as well as having my own company : a chocolate factory. Before being a cross-country skiing athlete, I did a lot of different sports that taught me to be disciplined and persevering. In 2014, I competed at the Road World Junior Championship. In regard to my cross-country skiing disciple, I’d like to participate to the 2022 Olympics.

Xavier Girard

Bronze – Duathlon and Triathlon

I have always been a very active person who always loved playing outside since I was a kid. My first experience with sports was playing tennis in the summer and going downhill skiing in the winter. My interest in sports started shifting towards athleticism, running, and eventually triathlon as I grew older. Having had a lot of experience with these three sports from a young age I quickly became fascinated with triathlon. I recently started also participating in duathlons where I have excelled, given that my strengths are biking and running.

Over the past few years, duathlons and triathlons have become more than a sport for me. They are a lifestyle, a true passion, they push me to be a better athlete every day.

The countless hours and kilometers that I’ve spent on training finally lead me to success, notably in 2017 and 2018, when I qualified for the Duathlon World Championships in Denmark and the Magog duathlon in July of 2017. I became a double Canadian champion in duathlon in the 18 to 19 age category, I ranked 3rd in the Duathlon World Championships in Denmark in the 20 to 24 age category (in July 2018), came 5th at the half Iron Man race in Maine in the 18 to 24 age category (August 2018), and 2nd in the Esprit Olympic duathlon in Île-St-Hélène in the 20 to 29 age category (September 2018).

Nicolas Masse-Savard

Silver – Open water swimming

Nicolas Masse-Savard began swimming at the age of 8 and slowly started swimming in open water. In 2012, he was selected for the first World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships. The summer after, he won the silver medal in the 5km at the Canada Games and the silver medal in the 10km at the FINA World Championships. He is now a member of the Université de Montréal’s sport team, holds several speed records and has been named “Swimmer of the year”.

Marie-Claude Molnar

Silver – Paralympic athlete

Involved in a bike accident in 2005, Marie-Claude suffered multiple fractures and had a partial amputation of both arms. Despite this terrible event in her life, because of her passion for sports and her perseverance, she has reached many podiums! A multiple medalist, this young woman has not only competed at the Paralympic Games (London, 2012 and Rio, 2016) and the Parapan Games (Guadalajara, 2011 and Toronto, 2015), but has also broken world records in cycling. She currently holds several national and provincial championship titles, including the 2013 World Cup title, and has been nominated, many times, Female Paralympic Cycling Athlete of the Year. Marie-Claude inspires with her determination and talent! Lecturer for Jouer Gagnant since 2013 and ambassador for the Les Cyclopétards club, she shares her passion and encourages young people to pursue their dreams and have faith in themselves.

Christopher Busset

Bronze – Triathlon
In 2014, while Christopher was in Austria, he participated in his first triathlon competition. His passion for this discipline appeared at the same time. Less than three years later, he reached the highest level in first overall age group for the Ironman 70.3 distance, finished first at the 2017 edition of Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant and 11th overall in front of several professional athletes. He also accumulated Top 12 at each of his competitions, and has participated in one pro-North American championship since 2018, he now competes as a professional athlete on the Ironman 70.3 international circuit.

He hopes to bring forward endurance sports on the provincial and national scene, with the goal of inspiring everyone to become the best version of themselves. He aspires to compete with the best athletes on the Ironman 70.3 distance and to compete at the World Championships.

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